When severe budget cuts hit Georgia's State Parks, a group of Scout volunteers found a way for to help preserve these natural lands so often used by Scouts. They developed a visionary program to commemorate Scouting's 100th Anniversary while helping their state address a critical need.
Scouting for State Parks brings together Democrats and Republicans, as well as thousands of youth, leaders, and volunteers from Scout groups across Georgia. Each of Georgia's thirteen Scout chapters (called "councils") has committed to undertake a service project for a local state park during 2010, the 100th Anniversary of Scouting.
Additionally, these councils will encourage youth pursuing Eagle Scout, Scouting's highest rank, to perform their required capstone project in a Georgia State Park. Annually, 1,200 Georgia Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank (50,000 nationwide).
- Helps Georgia address a critical need in a difficult time
-Provides parks with needed maintenance at no cost to taxpayers
-Engages Scouting youth, volunteers, and alumni in meaningful service
-Commemorates Scouting's 100th Anniversary
-Increases awareness of State Parks and benefits all Georgians
Get your Georgia-based group involved today - or bring Scouting for State Parks to your own state...
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org