Outdoor Event Updates

We hope to see all our G.I.R.L.s Get Outside! We have small events planned for each level throughout the summer and can’t wait to see everyone again.

Be sure to check out the Spring Outdoor Challenge and don’t forget about the Girl Scout Park Puzzler on May 22nd!

Outdoor Fun at Bald Eagle State Park

Registration for all our summer Outdoor Fun Days at Bald Eagle State Park opens on May 1!

Daisies will join us on June 5 for either Daisy Trail Adventurer (morning) or Outdoor Art Maker (afternoon).

Brownies will join us on June 12 for either Letterboxer (morning) or Outdoor Art Creator (afternoon).

Juniors will join us on June 26 for either Geocacher (morning) or Outdoor Art Explorer (afternoon).

Cadettes will join us on July 17 for a full day of Outdoor Art Apprentice and other camp activities.

For Daisies, a parent or other responsible adult is expected to stay on site to help with their Daisy if needed.

For Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes, these are drop off events. Troops are NOT required to provide supervising adults and parents, while welcome, are not required to stay. If you are a registered and cleared GSHPA Troop Activity Chaperone who would like to help with these events, please contact the camp committee.

If you are bridging and register for both your current level and your next level, you will be waitlisted so that we can ensure all girls have an opportunity to attend one event. You can indicate your preference in the registration comments.

S.T.R.E.A.M Girls at Black Moshannon State Park

We will be inviting all Seniors and Ambassadors to join us at Black Moshannon State Park on August 7th for Trout Unlimited’s S.T.R.E.A.M Girls program. While we will be prioritizing Seniors and Ambassadors, Cadettes who are interested in this event will be able to sign up for a waitlist and will be approved if space permits.

By exploring the waterways of the state park, we will have the opportunity to observe it as scientists, anglers, and artists – allowing us to get the complete picture of what our waters mean to us and how we can help protect them. We will study the animal and plant life that inhabits our local waters. We will also learn the art of fly tying and be able to explore both bait and fly fishing.

While the program will be a day event, we have reserved the group camp site for the entire weekend so troops can choose to camp overnight if they want.

Registration for this event will open on June 1.

Training Opportunities

Joan Geleskie is offering an American Red Cross Basic First Aid / AED / CPR certification course on May 22 for $50 per student. If you need to renew your certification, you can sign up for the course through her new foundation (Confident Camper Foundation). Course size is limited due to COVID restrictions so space will fill quickly. If this course fills or does not fit your schedule, you can let her know. She will be scheduling additional courses that we will share as they become available. The YMCA of State College also offers regular First Aid Certification courses.

Joan will also be teaching American Canoe Association Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (canoe) on May 22. This certification is one of the certifications accepted by GSHPA to allow a Girl Scout group to go on a paddling trip. GSHPA does not require a group to have a lifeguard if they have a ACA Paddlesports Safety Facilitator.

Volunteers Needed – Fall Product

Our Service Unit is volunteer run and we need your help!

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 committement.

The Service Unit also needs volunteers to help plan and coordinate service unit level events. If you would like to join the Service Unit Leadership Team or would like to organize an event, please contact us!