June is a special time to celebrate America's Great Outdoors. Presidential recognition of Great Outdoors Week began in 1997 with President Clinton and has continued ever since. Since 2004, Presidential proclamation of Great Outdoors Month has come annually, celebrating a variety of important events and actions that occur during the month. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits of active fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges, and other public lands and waters.
Governor Bob Riley issued a proclamation declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in Alabama.
Check out these outdoor websites for June:
June 1-30 Great Outdoors Month, www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org
June 7 National Trails Day, www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd
June 6 - 14 National Fishing and Boating Week, www.rbff.org/page.cfm?pageID=11
June 5 World Environment Day, www.unep.org/wed
June 13 National Get Outdoors Day, www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org
June 27 Great American Backyard Campout, www.backyardcampout.org/girlscouts
These activities can be a great way to start working on Summer Fun patch with your troop!