For 100 years the Girl Scouts of America have introduced generations of girls to nature through outdoor skills, environmental education and leadership programs.
The time spent outside in scouting has inspired countless women to seek jobs in environmental protection, recreation or education and to become advocates for the earth.
Girl Scouts camping in the 1950s
To honor this 100 year commitment to girls in the outdoors Virginia State Parks, with help from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth Council, are hosting a mock campsite in the Natural Resources area of the Virginia State Fair!
Over the course September 29th, 30th and October 6th and 7th a total of 10 troops from around the Richmond area will showcase outdoor skills that range from outdoor cooking to trail markers using Leave No Trace principles to identify common wildlife you might see while camping.
Girl Scouts teach fair goers about trail signs using natural materials
Trail signs using natural materials
If you visit the fair this weekend, please come by the Virginia State Park booth in the Natural Resources Area, stop and see what the Girl Scouts are doing, and take a tour of the all the Natural Resource exhibits.