Fall Camporee and Bridging

All troops from Service Units 416 and 422 are invited to Camp Anderson for an unstructured camporee to just hang out, work on a badge, and generally do their own thing. No programming other than scheduling limited resources (e.g., archery, fishing) is provided.

We will hold our annual Service Unit Bridging, Rededication, and Investiture Ceremony on September 25 at 3PM during camporee. Family members are welcome to join us for this ceremony.

Registration will open on August 1 and run through September 4th.

Event Details

August 7th at Black Mo – Last Call!

All girls in grades 4-12 have an opportunity to spend some time with other Scouts out at Black Moshannon State Park on August 7th.

Registration for S.T.R.E.A.M Girls will close July 24! This fun event is free and open to all Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts in GSHPA Service Unit 416 (girls entering 6th grade+ in the fall). S.T.R.E.A.M. Girls in PA is a partnership between the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, PATU, PA Fish & Boat Commission, and the Girls Scouts in the Heart of PA. Join us for an experience you won’t forget! Girls’ hands-on activities will include aquatic bug exploration, stream math, fly tying, fly casting, art, and more. No experience is necessary. Register Now.

Adjacent to the S.T.R.E.A.M Girls event, will be an outdoor cooking class for 4th and 5th graders. This event is $10 per youth if registered before July 24 and will satisfy parts of the Junior Simple Meals and Camper badges. Click here for more details.

Volunteer Needed – Fall Product

We are looking for a volunteer to serve as the Service Unit Fall Product Coordinator. This person would be responsible for: distributing sales materials from council to the Troop Fall Product Liaisons, answering questions that troops might have about Fall Product, sorting /distributing Fall Product, and distributing Fall Product rewards to the troops. This is an easy way to help the Service Unit and requires minimal time commitment.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Summer Updates

On Saturday, June 26, our Junior Girl Scouts placed a brand new geocache at Bald Eagle State Park and set free a travel bug.

If you are looking for summer activities for your family or troop, be sure to check out these exciting opportunities in addition to the Summer Outdoor Challenge.

July 17 – Cadette Outdoor Art Badge at Bald Eagle State Park. Cadettes will explore nature photography, learn how modern artists work with nature, and create their own art utilizing the sights and sounds of nature.

July 25 – Hike Spring Creek Canyon with Dave and Megan. This family friendly, guided, 3 mile hike, is suitable for all activity levels.

August 7 – S.T.R.E.A.M. Girls at Black Moshannon State Park. Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join Trout Unlimited for an experience you won’t forget! Girls’ hands-on activities will include aquatic bug exploration, stream math, fly tying, fly casting, are and more. No experience is necessary, but a strong interest in watershed conservation outdoors, and scientific inquiry is encouraged.

August 7 – Outdoor Cooking Basics for 4th and 5th graders with Dave at Black Moshannon State Park. Girls will plan a balanced lunch from available options; learn how to cook over a camp stove, a campfire, and in a Dutch oven; as well as how to safely build, maintain, and extinguish a fire.

September 18 – First Aid Badge Day for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors at the Boalsburg Fire Company. Joan, an American Red Cross Certified Instructor, will provide an in-depth introduction to basic first aid skills and cover all requirements for the CSA First Aid Badges.

September 24-26 – Service Unit 416 Fall Camporee and Bridging at Camp Anderson. Registration for the unstructured camporee will open August 1.

If you know of an activity you think the Service Unit should know about, email thismonth@statecollegegirlscouts.org.

Sunflower Tending

The sunflowers at Tudek Park are growing nicely thanks to all our dedicated waterers. For July, we only need to water the plot twice weekly. If you would like to help, please sign up here.

We are still working on a border of painted rocks and need your help! Troops (or individual families) are invited to paint rocks and leave them around the edge of the plot. We encourage groups to use these (or similar) rocks in order to provide uniformity. Rocks should be clear coated in order to protect against the elements.

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