New Girl Scout Patch Program Now Available

Let's Keep It Clean! Patch Program Focuses on Groundwater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer Wemhoff
402-434-2740 ext. 107jwemhoff@groundwater.org


LINCOLN, NE (September 16, 2013) – The Groundwater Foundation and Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska are proud to announce the arrival of the Let’s Keep It Clean patch program! Through this program, Girl Scouts all over Nebraska will have the opportunity to learn about the water we drink and the water that supports the growth of our food: groundwater!

Patch books and patches are available for every level of Girl Scout: from Daisy to Ambassador. No matter their level, each Girl Scout will be able to take action to protect groundwater and teach others how to be stewards of this precious resource. In addition to the patch books, Girl Scouts may participate in day camps and Camp Adventure Weekends to learn about groundwater and earn their patches! At these camps, Girl Scouts will investigate how groundwater becomes polluted and what they can do to help keep it clean. As an added bonus, Girl Scouts who participate in Let’s Keep It Clean camp programs will have the opportunity to earn their Groundwater Foundation passport stamp!

Is your Girl Scout unable to travel? No worries! Water Warriors, a Girl Scout Program on Demand, allows the camp experience to come to you! All of the necessary supplies and materials will be provided through Water Warriors for your Girl Scout troop, group, or service unit to discover how to recharge, pump, protect, and conserve groundwater!

Girl Scout personnel, camp staff, and troop leaders will have opportunities to learn more about the new patches through workshops provided by The Groundwater Foundation. Tips and tools on how to best incorporate hands-on water education activities into their existing Girl Scout programs will be included in these workshops. Can’t make a workshop? Check out the large amount of online resources including howto’s for each activity, webinars, and more!

Funding for this project is provided by Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and Rogers Family Foundation. To learn more about the Let’s Keep It Clean patch program visit The Groundwater Foundation’s Girl Scout website at http://www.groundwater.org/girlscouts.html, email girlscouts@groundwater.org, or call 1-800-858-4844.

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The Groundwater Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has offered various educational programs for youth and adults. To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org.


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