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Linking Girls to the Land

Linking Girls to the Land (LGTTL) is an interagency partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA’s Elliott Wildlife Values Project and federal natural resource conservation agencies, initiatives and partner organizations. LGTTL encourages 3.8 million Girl Scouts across the country to become involved in conservation and natural resources issues through partnerships with federal agencies on national and local levels. LGTTL offers:

  • funding
  • travel opportunities
  • awards
  • workshops
  • environmental education
  • volunteer service
  • outdoor skills development
  • career exploration

…and more

Get with the Land Patch  New!
Get with the Land patch, buffalo, birds, and fishBy earning this patch girls will learn about the Linking Girls to the Land partnership, work side by side with a federal or state natural resource agency professional and choose an environmental project or activity in which to participate or complete. Download the patch criteria (PDF, 2 pp., 385KB). Download the order form (PDF, 1 pp., 120KB). The Linking Girls to the Land Certificate available soon.

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Hot off the Girl Scout Press!

Parks Matter book coverParks Matter silver charmSTUDIO 2B Focus: Parks Matter Book and Charm

Save The Date – World Water Monitoring Day – October 18, 2004
From September 18 to October 18, Girl Scouts and citizens throughout the world community will have an opportunity to monitor the quality of their local watersheds and enter the results of their efforts into an international database. Then, on October 18, we will celebrate World Water Monitoring Day together. World Water Monitoring Day serves as a global educational platform for watershed leaders, educators and trained volunteers to help those who are less experienced better understand how the actions of individuals in a watershed can impact many others. Water monitoring test kits are available to purchase and troops and groups may register online at Exit EPA Disclaimer. For further information, please contact Ed Moyer, World Water Monitoring Day Coordinator at, or at 202-746-8493.

In the News!
First through sixth grade Girl Scouts in Oregon got the chance to learn about women's professions at the Rainbow Rivers Day Camp, "Uniquely Girlz." The News-Review, serving Douglas County, Oregon, reported the story in Scouting out Careers: Girl Scouts attending day camp gathering hear of future job options Exit EPA Disclaimer

New!  2005 Linking Girls to the Land Council Grants
Apply for a 2005 Linking Girls to the Land Council Grant! Linking Girls to the Land Council Grants encourage Girl Scout councils across the country to develop collaborative projects with federal or state natural resource agencies. Projects will offer Girl Scouts opportunities to participate in environmental education, volunteer conservation service or outdoor skills development, and will also service as opportunities for girls to learn about environmental, science and natural resource career options. Application deadline is October 15, 2004. To find out more about the grants and to download the application click here.

New!The new Linking Girls to the Land Resources Guide is now available!
This easy-to-use resource provides all you need to know to get involved. Written for Girl Scout council and natural resource agency staff, the guide provides information about the Girl Scout program and each of the Linking Girls to the Land partner agencies. Learn how to design your own Linking Girls to the Land partnership project! Check out grant opportunities, environmental Studio 2B destinations, and model projects!

New!A new 11-minute Linking Girls to the Land promotional video highlights this unique partnership and illustrates the value of providing needed conservation and environmental education opportunities for all girls, including those from diverse audiences and underrepresented areas. Click here to order a copy of the video.


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Girl Scouts. Where Girls Grow Strong
Jodi Stewart
Elliott Wildlife Values Project
Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10018-2798
Phone: (800) 223-0624 x8076
Fax: (212) 852-6515

Girl Scouts of the USA  Exit EPA Disclaimer  helps girls ages 5-17 build their skills and develop into contributing members of society. There are 315 Girl Scout Councils  Exit EPA Disclaimer  across the country and a national headquarters in New York City  Exit EPA Disclaimer. As part of the Girl Scout pledge, girls pledge to do their best "to use resources wisely." The Elliott Wildlife Values Project fund supports wildlife conservation and education efforts for Girl Scouts.

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