Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama announces ‘Every Girl in a Park’ project

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) has partnered with the Alabama State Parks and Alabama Historical Commission for Every Girl In a Park, going on now through October 31, 2020.

From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts has a long and storied history of getting every girl outdoors. In fact, many Girl Scouts say “camping trips” are one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. Connecting with the great outdoors in a girl-led setting is a big benefit of belonging to Girl Scouts.

All 21 Alabama State Parks and 14 Alabama Historic Sites are offering free admission for Girl Scouts and one accompanying adult, as long as they are wearing the Every Girl In a Park t-shirt. Alabama State Parks is also offering a 10% off discount for campground rental or room rate at one of the lodges (Discount does NOT apply to Gulf State Park). Discounts will be available now until October 31 (excludes Labor Day). For more information, you can visit their website at www.girlscoutssa.org/everygirlinapark.

“At Girl Scouts, our mission is to help bring up the next generation of fearless G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders),” said GSSA CEO Karlyn Edmonds. “That’s why we try and offer as many opportunities as possible for our girls to learn and grow in the great outdoors.”

Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to face challenges head-on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, and find solutions to social issues all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day. Although many extracurricular activities ARE canceled right now, Girl Scouts is NOT Canceled. Earning patches is just one of the amazing things girls can do as part of Girl Scouts. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit www.girlscoutssa.org.

About Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves more than 5,000 girls, ages 5-17, and 2,500 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and have been for more than 100 years and a recent recipient of the Montgomery Impact Maker Award. With programming across 30 counties, GSSA offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join call 800-239-6636 or visit www.girlscoutssa.org.