Camp! (Last chance for summer registration)

On May 18th our scouts enjoyed a beautiful weekend of canoeing, fishing, hiking, s’mores, and Girl Scout Sisterhood at Black Moshannon State Park.

For scouts looking to return to (or visit for the first time) our beloved Camp Golden Pond, registration is still open for our annual Summer Camporee. Summer camp activities will include our space science badges, archery, canoeing, gaga ball, swimming at Camp Blue Diamond, fishing, and more. This event is a great chance for girls (and adults) to get to meet scouts, not just from the State College area, but from all across council.

All age groups have the option to either spend just a day at summer camporee or the whole weekend. Final registration will close June 9th (or when camp fills).

Looking ahead to Fall Camporee (Sep 20-22), we are looking for an older girl troop who would be willing to plan the camp theme. If your troop is interested, please contact the camp committee.

Events at Camp Golden Pond

Friends of Golden Pond has several exciting events planned this summer. Note – all events require advance registration. See event details for pricing and deadlines.

June 8th: Blue Bird Box Building. DCNR will run a youth targeted program about the importance of our migratory birds and what we can do to help them. Participants will then build a blue bird box that they can take home to encourage their own blue bird population.

June 9th: Bee Workshop. Dee Bagshaw of Centre County Beekeepers Association will run a program to teach us about the amazing honey bee. Participants will then make a mason bee home that they can take home to encourage their own bee population.

June 15th: Paint Workshop with Bluebird Designs (no experience necessary – all supplies provided). Local artist Rebecca Reck will work with you to create a beautiful campfire painting.

June 28th-30th: Wilderness First Aid with Joan

August 24th: Recycled Regatta. Participating teams will build boats out of recycled materials, bring them to camp, and race them across the Lake. After the race, there will be a BBQ and award ceremony. Boat crew registration is open to anyone aged 8 or up.

Calling all GIRL Award Earners

Has your troop completed an award (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) or done a really rockin Take Action Project this Girl Scout Year? We want to hear about it. Have your leader contact us and we will help them post a Troop Spotlight.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold write ups are as simple as sending us the application you sent GSHPA and some photos!