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.

Family Friendly Scout Events

Roller Skating Party – January 12th

Our annual roller skating party will take place Saturday, January 12 so grab your skates and a friend!

Admission for skaters over age 5 and up is $4 if paid in advance to Service Unit 416 no later than Jan 11th or $5 cash at the door.

For more information and to register check out the event at


Penn State Scout Days

Basketball – All Basketball Scout Day tickets will include a patch!!*

Men’s Basketball Scout Day will be on January 6​​ vs Wisconsin​​ and the tickets will be just $10 each. There will be scout related activities set up in the main concourse of Bryce Jordan Center.

Lady Lions Basketball Scout Day will be on February 3​​ vs Iowa and the tickets will be just $9 each. All Lady Lion Scout Day buyers will have access to our ​National Women and Girls Sports Day​​, where Penn State will have Student Athletes from various Women’s sports teach the kids different skills/drills!

Order Basketball Tickets here​ ​or by calling Austin Scitti at 814-867-6098 or email​


Women’s Hockey will be on February 16 and the tickets will be just $3 each.  Free Post-Game skate after the game and activities on the concourse during the game.

Order Hockey Tickets Here or by calling Austin Scitti at 814-867-6098 or email​



Cookie season is coming! And that means cookie rallies! The annual cookie rally is a great way for Daisies and Brownies to get into the cookie spirit and learn from their older Girl Scout sisters. The girls will play cookie games, practice running a booth, and practice going door-to-door. Hopefully, we will even have everyone’s favorite activity – cookie tasting.

We encourage all Daisies and Brownies to attend one of the two offered Cookie Rallies. Please register in advance. Last year the rallies filled, so please register early to ensure your spot.

Rally 1 will be Jan 13th.

Rally 2 will be Jan 19th

Rallies are not a drop-off event – all girls must be supervised by either a parent or troop leadership. If you are a parent who is not intending to stay for the event, make sure your troop leadership has sufficient adults and a signed activity permission form. Supervising adults should register as an accompanying adult.

As excited as we may be to get started – please remember the official sale begins on Jan 17th. Girls should NOT engage in any in-person sales until that date.

Note: Cookie Rallies are designed to get our youngest cookie sellers excited. Troop Volunteers looking to learn the practical ins and outs of running a cookie sale should attend Cookie Training with Rachel.

From Your Service Unit Leader…

Happy Holidays! Our girls and leaders are working hard preparing for lots of upcoming events occurring both this holiday season and next year.  You can see the decorations they have been making for the Festival of Trees in Bellefonte and the Winter Celebration at the Arboretum.

Other upcoming events can be found at Some highlights to check out: Girl Scout Holiday Sing-Along and Girl Scout Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns.

Another great way to know what is going on is to have your troop represented at our Service Unit Meetings.  Our next one will take place Sunday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.  If you have an event to add to the calendar or agenda, please contact us.

If you are interested in helping plan our future camporees, please join the Camp Committee.  Our next meeting is  Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at Centre Region Council of Governments (2643 Gateway Dr – State College).  If you are interested in helping but are unable to attend the meeting, contact us and we will keep you updated on future meeting dates.