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Local Girl Scouts celebrate their love of the outdoors during Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

GS Love State Parks 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 16, 2020) –  Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council celebrated the Girl Scout Loves State Parks Weekend at Morrow Mountain State Park September 12 -13. Girl Scouts, volunteers and family members came together to safely experience the great outdoors.

The Girl Scouts Love State Parks initiative is a nationwide collaboration between Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and the National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD).

“Exploring nature is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and is extremely important during the current pandemic,” said Angela Woods, CEO of Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council. “Despite many challenges posed by the global COVID-19 crisis, we know that time outside is crucial for physical and mental health. This movement gives our girls the opportunity to connect with the outdoors and with each other in a safe environment.”

Over the weekend, Girl Scouts were able to participate in activities at Morrow Mountain State Park in Albemarle, NC. In addition, hundreds of local Girl Scouts were able to earn a limited-edition 2020 Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch.

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council focuses year-round on creating exceptional experiences for girls to allow them to develop as future leaders in their communities.  Girl Scout Troops are forming now, learn more at

Photos of Girl Scouts from Anson, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union County can be found via this link:

About Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and supportive environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC) received its first charter from the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in 1935. GSHNC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. We currently serve  12,000 girls and adults in eight counties of North and South Carolina, which include Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York (S.C.). For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GSHNC and Pinterest.