Earn a Girl Scout Ranger patch Girl Scouts are invited to earn a Resource Stewardship certificate by visiting and spending 5 hours exploring the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
• Watch the two films in the Visitor Center • Tour the Lincoln Home • View Dean and Arnold house exhibits • Listen to the Lincoln Neighborhood Cell Phone tour • Complete the Junior Ranger Book activities • Look at Visitor Center exhibits and visit the Museum Store. • Talk to a Park Ranger about National Park Service careers • Draw a picture, make a craft, or make a video about Lincoln Home • Participate in a special event or Ranger talk
For an additional five hours scouts can earn a Resource Stewardship patch by participating in other Lincoln Home activities and/or exploring other Lincoln sites.
Activity examples include:
• Tour Springfield Lincoln sites as the Lincoln Tomb, New Salem, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and/or the Old State Capitol
• Staff the Lincoln Home Junior Ranger activity table • Take part in a Journey to Greatness program by going to
• Write a postcard or poem, take pictures, or create a scrapbook about Lincoln’s life.
• Participate in the march to and rally at the Illinois State Capitol
This nation-wide program encourages volunteer service and teaches scouts about the National Park Service.
Visit www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms for more information or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kyle McGrogan at 217-391-3215 or
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