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Kentucky hosts national Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend
By Danielle Jones
Frankfort, KY - In recognition of Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, Kentucky State Parks have partnered with Girl Scouts (GSUSA) and the Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council to host both live and virtual events September 12-13, 2020.
Through this collaborative effort, Kentucky State Parks will provide virtual access to outdoor programming as well as free in-person programs open to girl scouts and their families across the commonwealth.
"Kentucky State Parks are full of educational opportunities that can spark a life-long love for the outdoors and the beauty that Kentucky has to offer," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "I encourage any family that has not visited a state park to get out and explore the unlimited opportunities that our parks have to offer,"
Kentucky State Parks staff will provide programing focused on the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) where scouts will discover how to use these principles to safely and responsibly enjoy parks and beyond.
Virtual programming will include a Leave No Trace crime scene investigation, and a listing of fun in-person programs, including everything from cave tours to tennis. All park guests will be required to follow public health protocols for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including social distancing and use of facial coverings.
"Our parks are proud to offer this unique educational opportunity that allows girl scouts to learn more about Kentucky's unique outdoor landscape," said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry. "It is our hope that the program will encourage more young girls and their families to take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreation opportunities that Kentucky has to offer."
According to a Girl Scout Research Institute study, 70% of girls who were not outdoor enthusiasts at the start of the study increased their confidence, interest, and commitment to environmental stewardship through Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend offers an opportunity for young girls to have fun pursuing their interests in and love for the outdoors while building important social skills.
Kentucky is home to 45 state parks including 17 resort parks. State parks span over 48,000 acres and offer 300 miles of hiking trails. Park visitors have access to a number of outdoor recreational activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding.
To learn how you can participate in Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend at a Kentucky State Park, visit parks.ky.gov/girl-scouts-love-state-parks.
For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit parks.ky.gov.
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