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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 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.

Park Badge Program Contacts

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.

Brandywine Zoo

          Call (302) 571-7788 or visit the Zoo's Scout Programs Webpage 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.

Special Programs and Events

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. 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!

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.

Upcoming Scouting Programs

Program and Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Arts and Culture

    Cultural Programming
    Folk Life and Folk Art
    Oral History
    Arts and Crafts
    Concert Programming/Events

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  • Education

    Environmental Education
    Nature Center Displays
    Native Species Identification
    Hunting and Hunter Education
    Fishing Education
    Projects (like Bluebird Boxes)

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  • Environment

    Environmental Research
    Invasive Species Eradication
    Coastline Clearing
    Natural Resource Management
    Natural Areas Preservation
    Habitat Enhancement

    Environment photo

  • History

    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

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  • Maintenance and Construction

    Trail Maintenance
    Trail Construction
    Trail Markers
    Building Renovation/Repair
    Renovations and Beautification
    Grounds Maintenance
    Tree Removal

    Maintenance and Construction photo

  • Wildlife and Animals

    Conservation Projects
    Wildlife Preservation
    Mammal Counts and Identifications
    Brandywine Zoo
    Horseback Riding Trails
    Dog Training Areas

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  • Special Skills

    Athletic Field Care and Maintenance
    Database Creation
    Special Events
    Publications and Marketing
    Special Fishing Events
    Park Watch
    Assist Park Rangers

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Scout Volunteer Service at Delaware State Parks

Volunteer projects

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.

Pack or Troop

There are a large variety of activities for your group of scouts that can be coordinated to fit your schedule and interests.

Scheduled Project:

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.

Volunteer Calendar:

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:

  • Environmental Stewardship:
    Learning about and removing invasive non-native plants * Helping maintain native or butterfly gardens * Light trail maintenance- leaf and natural debris removal *Tree planting
  • Special events:
    Among others, activities may include Coastal Cleanup (Sept) * Beach Grass Planting (March) * Christina or Brandywine River Clean (April)
    Special holiday events based on the season and park- helping with set up and decorating fun of the event- like making wreaths or decorate pumpkins or helping put decoration in place for events such as the Fantasy Trail (Cape Henlopen in October) and Enchanted Meadow (Brandywine Creek in October)
  • Park Beautification:
    Helping keep clean and maintained play grounds and picnic areas* Helping mulch playgrounds for safety *Gardens/ planting areas for protection * Planting, weed, rake and maintain native, rain and decorative gardens and plantings.

Scout Awards for Rank - Eagle * Gold * Silver * Bronze * Arrow of Light


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.