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 below 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.
Alapocas Run State Park:
Call the Wilmington State Parks office at (302) 577-7020 for information about rock climbing Scout programs.
Auburn Valley State Park
Call (302) 729-4280 for information
Brandywine Creek State Park
Call (302) 655-5740 for information.
Delaware Seashore State Park
Call (302) 227-6991 for information.
First State Heritage Park:
Call (302) 739-9194 for information.
Fort Delaware State Park
Call (302) 283-4794 for information.
Lums Pond State Park
Contact us for programs
White Clay Creek State Park
Call (302)368-6560 for information.
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.
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. Girl Scouts can find programs being hosted at parks across the state during this September event. Check the programs calendar below for more details. We hope to see you and your Girl Scouts in the parks to celebrate Girl Scouts Love 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.
Folk Life and Folk Art
Arts and Crafts
Nature Center Displays
Native Species Identification
Hunting and Hunter Education
Projects (like Bluebird Boxes)
Invasive Species Eradication
Natural Resource Management
Natural Areas Preservation
Historical Site Preservation
Colonial/Civil War/WWII History
First State Heritage Park
Renovations and Beautification
Mammal Counts and Identifications
Horseback Riding Trails
Dog Training Areas
Athletic Field Care and Maintenance
Publications and Marketing
Special Fishing Events
Assist Park Rangers
Delaware State Parks is grateful for the volunteer service scouts have contributed in parks throughout our state, and we welcome scout participation including packs and troops as well as senior scouts seeking advanced awards or rank.
For more information, you can:
Register Online: by visiting our Volunteer Site to see the opportunities available at your favorite parks. If interested, create an account, and volunteer.
Contact the Parks: contact your favorite park to speak to the manager of Volunteers for more information.
Inquiry Form: complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form to be contacted to discuss possible opportunities.
There are a large variety of activities for your group of scouts that can be coordinated to fit your schedule and interests.
When scheduling a Scout group project, our park staff will work with you to plan and coordinate your project from determining best location, schedule and activity so the event can be educational, rewarding and helpful.
Individual and Scouts groups may also consider participating in pre-scheduled volunteer activities at parks throughout the state by visiting and registering on our Volunteer Calendar.
Group Projects May include:
Delaware State Parks recognizes the importance of the award you are pursuing and we congratulate you for your commitment and effort that has lead you to this point.
There are many opportunities to help you meet your service component for your award.
After receiving your completed registration or Inquiry Form, a park staff member will contact you to begin discussing possible service opportunities that fit your time line, interest and the needs of the park.
Consider combining a service outing with an educational badge programing listed below as well as possible camping in one of our Primitive or Residential Group Camping.