Volunteer Appreciation and Spring Events

April 22nd is Girl Scout Leaders Day. Take a look at the Volunteer Appreciation page on girlscouts.org for more information.

Thank you to all of our wonderful Troop Leaders and Volunteers who help support Girl Scout’s Mission of building GIRLs (Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders) of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The girls could not do all they do without your assistance, caring, and energy. From attending activities to planning badges and journeys. From the littlest Daisies learning the Girl Scout Promise and Law to the older girl earning their Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. You are the heart of this Service Unit. You make it possible for them to succeed.

As the Service Unit Lead I have to offer a personal Thank You to the Volunteers who have been planning so many amazing events for the Service Unit this year. Please take a look at all the programming and activities they have scheduled for this spring. Daisies check out Daisy Day during Spring Camporee and Daisy Day at Black Moshannon and the Daisy Scouts Mini Golf Event, Brownies think about working on your Hiker Badge during the All Ages Hike – Fasick Park Nature Trail, Juniors there is still space to work on your Jeweler Badge at Junior Jewelry Making @ The Makery, Cadettes check out the Cadette Trees Badge Workshop. Last but not least come out to the PSU Lacrosse and/or PSU Softball games to spend some time with your Girl Scout sisters cheering on the amazing girls on those teams. We are adding more each week and beginning to look at programming for the Summer and Fall so please contact us with your ideas for great events we can plan together in the future and keep an eye on our events page.

Cookie Booths

As we storm through booth season, please remember to submit your sales data to our Cookie Booth Predictor. Even if you do not personally use the tool, many troops (particularly new troops or troops branching out to unfamiliar territory) use this tool to stock appropriately for their booths. Your data can be a life saver to your sister scouts.

Note – we do NOT import sales data from eBudde as our site is not connected to any GSHPA databases. We are a wholly independent entity.

Camporees

As the weather warms we hope to see you at our upcoming Service Unit Camporees!

Spring Camp and Daisy Day(May 18 – 19)

Registration is now open for Spring Camporee! Early registration will run until April 7th. Regular registration will continue until April 28th.

Spring Camporee is an unstructured event where troops are invited to camp to just hang out, work on a badge, and generally do their own thing. This year we will be at Black Moshannon State Park.

Daisy Day is a structured program for Daisies during camp to introduce our newest scouts to being outdoors and the Leave No Trace philosophy.

Summer Camporee (July 5 – 7)

Early registration for Summer Camporee will open on March 31st and continue until May 19th. Regular registration will continue until June 9th.

Summer Camporee will return to Camp Golden Pond with an astronomy theme.

Outdoor Challenge

Winter is wrapping up and we are tiptoeing into spring. Please be sure to place your winter challenge patch orders and start working on spring!

If you have ideas you would like to see incorporated into future challenges or think your troop might want to design the 2020 patch, please let us know!

While the preferred delivery method for patches is Service Unit Pickup, we have added an option to have your patches delivered by USPS.