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Scout Programs

Work toward your badges with Delaware State Parks

Delaware State Parks offer badge programs, volunteer projects and many recreation opportunities for Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages at various sites across the state. Take a look at the program calendar below for upcoming Boy and Girl Scout programs or contact one of the parks listed on the sidebar for more information about their badge programs.

Badge programs include topics such as ecology and nature, birding, orienteering, canoeing, camping, history and more.

Park entrance fees charged from March 1 to November 30 are not included in program fees. For more details visit the Passes, Tags, and Fees page.

Hayrides at Delaware State Parks

Looking for a fun activity for your whole troop? Click Here to check out our hayride programs held at parks across the state. Hayrides can be followed up with a campfire where your Scouts can enjoy cooking over the open flames and beneath the open sky.

Special Program - Girl Scout Bookbinding

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park as you create your very own mini booklet from scratch! During this workshop, participants will be provided all the materials needed to create a unique 4.5”x5.5” booklet using craft bookbinding techniques. Their creation will be a true work of Folk Art, incorporating their ideas and experiences into the design. This workshop completes the Cadette Book Artist Badge, but any Girl Scout Junior level (4th grade) and older is welcome to participate. Scheduled as requested, $8 per participant, and all girls must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

To schedule or learn more, please call (302) 577-7020.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Delaware State Parks have been involved in Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend since the inaugural year of 2019, offering historical, environmental and outdoor skills programs for local Girl Scouts. For the 2022 event weekend Girl Scouts can enjoy a variety of programming opportunities, with nine different programs being hosted at parks across the state. Check back in 2023 for out Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2023! special programs and events.


Upcoming Scouting Programs

Volunteer projects are available in a wide variety of categories, such as:

Arts and Culture photo

Arts and Culture

Cultural Programming

Folk Life and Folk Art


Oral History

Arts and Crafts



Concert Programming/Events



Education photo


Environmental Education

Nature Center Displays

Native Species Identification

Hunting and Hunter Education

Fishing Education

Projects (like Bluebird Boxes)





Environment photo


Environmental Research

Invasive Species Eradication


Coastline Clearing

Natural Resource Management

Natural Areas Preservation

Habitat Enhancement

History photo


Historical Research

Historical Site Preservation


Colonial/Civil War/WWII History

WWII History

Life-Saving Station

First State Heritage Park


Native American

Archives Documentation

Artifact Documentation/Storage


Maintenance and Construction photo

Maintenance and Construction

Trail Maintenance

Trail Construction

Trail Markers


Building Renovation/Repair

Renovations and Beautification

Grounds Maintenance

Tree Removal

Wildlife and Animals photo

Wildlife and Animals

Conservation Projects

Wildlife Preservation

Mammal Counts and Identifications

Brandywine Zoo





Horseback Riding Trails

Dog Training Areas

Special Skills photo

Special Skills


Athletic Field Care and Maintenance

Database Creation

Special Events

Publications and Marketing

Special Fishing Events

Park Watch

Assist Park Rangers