The National Park Service invites Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages to participate in educational programs and volunteer service projects while visiting National Parks and Monuments. The parks provide Scouts with a unique opportunity to explore and become aware of our national treasures. These programs are free, aside from the general cost of entry to the park. 


  1. Find a program that interests you or your unit. Click the program offerings to the right for the requirements. These programs are self-led and most materials must be provided by the troops. If you are interested in a ranger-led program, please see our offerings here.
  2. Prior to your visit, please email to sign-up for your program and receive any required handouts.
  3. Visit Cabrillo National Monument on your set date and participate in your chosen program.
  4. Fill out any hours spent working on your chosen program in the Activity Tracking Sheet and get them signed off by a staff member. Some of the activities can be done at home prior to your visit as long as the Scout can provide proof.(Tracking Sheets: Girl Scouts - Boy Scouts)
  5. Complete 5 hours of volunteer work and/or educational programs to receive your certificate. Complete 10 hours to receive your National Park Service patch. Hours can be completed over multiple days and parks, if desired. 
  6. Receive your patch or certificate from a NPS staff member. Congrats! You are now a Scout Ranger!