From your Service Unit Leader…

Thank you to everyone who came to our delegate elections in January!  We are pleased to announce that we elected the following delegates:

  • Stella Gregor – Juliette
  • Willow Martin – Troop 41154
  • Michelle Varrassa
  • Megan Roberts (alternate)
  • Lauren Lowe (alternate)
  • Lori Ebert-Tyworth (alternate)

World Thinking Day – 2/22

Our annual Service Unit World Thinking Day event is coming up on February 22 (6-7:30).  Check out the event page for information, a list of represented countries, and a list of stamps in the Service Unit’s inventory.  If you have not finalized your roster or made payment please do so ASAP.  Megan Gregor (megamoo72@hotmail.com) is the contact for this event.

Girl Scouts at the Symphony (free) – 2/24

Girl Scouts are invited to  enjoy a family concert with the Nittany Valley Symphony on February 24th at 4PM at the Bellefonte Area High School. The symphony is so excited to host the Girl Scouts they are giving Scouts a free ticket!!  Adult supervision is needed so adult tickets are only $5.

In order to obtain the tickets, you must sign up by February 15th.  Please see sign up here:  Nittany Valley Symphony Scout Night 

Spring Camporee – 5/17-19

Spring Camporee 2019 will be held at Black Moshannon State Park on May 17-19.

  • It will feature an Environmental Stewardship Theme as Scouts will give back to Black Moshannon by completing a Service Project.
  • Troops can choose to stay for the day only or can spend the night in the tent camping area.  Troops must provide their own tents.
  • Daisy Day of structured activities for Daisies
  • Brownies and up will have a range of activities to choose from on Saturday or they can simply explore the State Park.
  • Registration will open in early March.
  • If you want to help out with an upcoming camp use this form to get in contact with the camp committee!

Penn State Scout Days

Check out all the fun Scout Days at Penn State coming up in February and March: PSU Lady Lions Basketball Scout Day – 2/3,  PSU Women’s Ice Hockey Scout Day – 2/16, and Girl Scout Night at Penn State Gymnastics – 3/2.

Scout Night at the State College Spikes has been announced as August 9.

Cookie Booth Sales Predictor

Troop Leaders and Troop Cookie Liaison, when you go to place your initial order, do you know how many cookies and what variety you need for your booths? Do booths are Lowe’s do better or worse than Walmart? Do the people at Texas Roadhouse like Toffee Tastics? Do cookie costumes ACTUALLY boost sales?

Check out the State College Girl Scouts Cookie Predictor for answers to these questions and more.

We currently have sales data for 115 booths representing 372 hours of cookie sales and 12,419 boxes of cookies and use statistical analysis to determine what the expected outcome for a future booth is. Once booth season starts, be sure to stop back to provide your data!

Friends of Golden Pond Updates

Friends of Golden Pond is now negotiating with the new owner of Camp Golden Pond with the expectation of being able to re-open the camp in time for the summer season. You can read the details here.

They are currently planning a Reception in Legacy Lodge on Feb 24th where they will give a status update and tours of the camp.

They are asking for older girls who would be either willing to speak about the importance of camp or give tours to please email contact@friendsofgoldenpond.org. Volunteers would receive volunteer service hours for their service.

Additionally, if you are in need of first aid training, Friends of Golden Pond is now able to offer Red Cross certification.

Delegate Elections – We Need You

We need your help to elect our delegates for the next year. We need to have a quorum of at least 31 registered adult members from our Service Unit attend our elections on Sunday, January 13th at 6:30 pm at the Centre Region of Governance building (2643 Gateway Dr). This will be the first order of business at the Service Unit meeting and will take less than 20 minutes of your time. You do not need to stay for the whole meeting (but you are welcome to attend if you want).

ALL registered adults are eligible to vote – you do not need to be a troop leader or troop activity chaperone. If you are an adult and are a registered member, we need your vote. Delegates serve an important role in our community by attending the annual meeting and voting for GSHPA board members.