Events at Camp

November 22 – Ghost Stories and S’mores

Norman Houser of Bellefonte is the author of several books and the Pennsylvania Rambler blog. He will be at Camp Golden Pond on Friday, November 22, 6-7 PM. Norman will be giving a talk on the haunted stories and spooky mysteries of central Pennsylvania. Following Norman’s talk, we will enjoy s’mores and hot cocoa.

November 23 – First Aid Badge Day for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Please join us for a Girl Scout First Aid Badge Day on November 23 from 10am to 5pm. Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts who participate in the full program will earn the badge for their level (badge not provided) as well as get an in depth introduction to basic first aid skills.

November 24 – Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED with Joan

Joan will be teaching Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED on November 24th from 12 – 3PM. This will be a blended learning course offering – you will watch the course videos and read the prep material online on your own time and then meet with Joan for in-person skills instruction and assessment on the course date.

November 22 – 24 – Tent Camping Around Legacy

Groups participating in Ghost Stories and S’mores and First Aid Badge Day are invited to tent camp around Legacy Lodge. Groups who are tenting are responsible for their own supplies, food, and adult supervision. The fire rings around the front of camp along with the bathroom and showers in Legacy will be available for use.

Troop 40214 Silver Award – Centre Wildlife Care Food Garden

Troop 40214’s Silver Award project included planning and building two garden beds and planting food for rescued wildlife at the local Centre Wildlife Care rehabilitation facility to reduce the costs of food for the animals. Centre Wildlife Care is a nonprofit wildlife rescue facility that people turn to when they find injured wildlife. Having a source of fresh food for the animals helps defer the costs of operation.

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Welcome to a New Scout Year

October 1st marks a new Girl Scout Year. Hello to all our new Scouts, Troop Leaders, and Volunteers. Congratulations to all our Scouts who bridged to a new level. Welcome Back to this who are rededicating themselves. I am looking forward to a new year of friendship, fun, and adventures.

Keep an eye on our www.statecollegegirlscouts.org/events/ page for future events and check out https://gopsusports.com/sports/2019/9/9/girl-scout-days.aspx for Girl Scout Days at Penn State Athletic events.

I am especially excited to announce the College Knowledge Badge event on October 17th for 10th-12th Graders being put together by Schreyer for Women. See the link for registration details.

Please like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/statecollegegirlscouts/ and join our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/gshpacommunity416/

If you are interested in assisting in organizing a badge day or event please contact us.

Fall Product Information

Reminder there will be a Fall Product Troop Liaison Training on Sunday, October 6th at 5:30 at Centre Region Council of Government. This training will be held prior to the Service Unit Meeting at 6:30 at the same location. If your Liaison is unable to attend the meeting please contact Theresa Mast at 416fallproduct@gmail.com. Only the Troop Liaison needs to attend this training. They will distribute information to the troop.

All Troop Liaisons should fill out the agreement prior to the meeting : https://gsheartpa.wufoo.com/forms/qz1evo406hlfr3/?fbclid=IwAR1Eb8e1lDWEZ1SEqzN6pKNz5lLIxckwVWVK2oydqxDyFRx3edirb1NG4LA

Important Dates
October 10: UNIFY launch email sent
October 11: Online Program begins
October 18: In Person Program begins; Online program continues
November 20: Last day of In Person Program; Online Program continues; Girl delivery option ends
November 21: Due date for FPTLs to enter their orders in UNIFY
November 22: Due date for FPSULs to enter their orders in UNIFY
December 5: Online Program ends
January 2: Parent Debt Form due
January 17: ACH withdrawal
Late January: Girls receive rewards from FPSULs

For Further Information check out GSHPA’s page on Fall Product: http://www.gshpa.org/content/gshpa/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html

Camporees

We closed out the 2019 Girl Scout year with another packed fall camporee at Camp Golden Pond. Thank you again to the Cadettes from Troops 40065 and 40427 for planning and organizing our “Wonderful Wizarding World Weekend”.

Camporees are an opportunity for troops to meet other Girl Scout sisters, as well as to help build camping traditions in new and younger troops. Each camporee is unique (different structures, different organizers, etc) and requires an army of volunteers to successfully execute.

Fall Fun Day Camp – October 17 and 18

We are collaborating with Friends of Golden Pond and Service Unit 431 to offer another day camp at Camp Golden Pond. October 17 and 18 are State College Area School District in-service and conference days and what better way to spend them than at camp canoeing, hiking, and making s’mores.

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors can attend one or both days of this drop-off event and will enjoy traditional Girl Scout camp activities. Since October is here, be sure to register. If you need assistance with car-pooling, please let us know.

Register now.

Spring Camporee 2020

Our annual spring camporeee is scheduled for May 1 – 3. This camp is an unstructured event where troops can come to camp to just hang out, work on badge work, or whatever they need the time to do. As spring camporee is an unstructured event, girls will need to participate as a part of a troop and troops will need to function independently. Troops can partner together to help fulfill their first-aider and ratio requirements, but should make these arrangement with each other before registering.

We will make arrangement for canoeing and archery instructors. In the past we have also brought in the STEM mobile and groups like Trout Unlimited. If there is a group you want to see visit Spring Camp, please let us know.

As part of Spring Camporee, we run “Daisy Day”. Daisy Day is a day only event led by older girls designed to get introduce our littlest campers (and their leaders) to camp. We are looking for a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador troop who is willing to plan and execute this event.

Troops (or adults) interested in helping with this event should email spring-camp@statecollegegirlscouts.org.

Summer Camporee 2020

David Nicastro (summer camporee 2019) has agreed to run our program for Summer Camporee 2020 again. Summer camporee is two full days of structured camp and typically involves a badge program. For 2020, summer camporee will be on Father’s Day weekend (June 19-21) and will be a family friendly event.

If you are interested in helping make this camp a reality, please email summer-camp@statecollegegirlscouts.org.

Fall Camporee 2020

Finally, we have scheduled our annual fall camporee for Sep 11 – 13, 2020. This camp is traditionally a structured, themed camp planned by an older girl troop.

If you (or your troop) is interested in helping to make this camp happen, please email fall-camp@statecollegegirlscouts.org

Other Camporees

If your troop wants to plan a camp and invite other troops to participate, please let us know and we will support you. For example, Troop 40170 is planning a “Winter Mystery for Daisies and Brownies” for Dec 13-15. When you plan the camp, you set the rules (participation limits, levels, requirements, etc), budget, and registration fees.

Email camp@statecollegegirlscouts.org if you have an event you want to organize.