From the Service Unit Lead

Hello Girl Scout Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer. While school is out many scouts are still pursuing badges and activities. Troops are traveling, camping, and exploring during these warmer months. Leaders are planning their next scouting year. If your daughter (or your troop) is participating in a Scouting related activity we’d love a picture to show how active our girls are.

One great scouting activity that is coming up this week with the Fourth Fest Parade of Heroes. Any scout can participate. Come join us in the parade wearing your red, white, blue, and your vest/sash. It has become a fun favorite tradition for many of the girls. Parents are welcome to walk in the parade behind the truck.

Another favorite tradition is the Scout Night at the State College Spikes on August 9. Every year families come watch the game, then stay the night to watch a movie, and sleep on the field.

For girls entering grade 6 and up Stream Girls at Black Moshannon (in partnership with Trout Unlimited) still has space for the weekend of August 16. No experience is necessary but a strong interest in watershed conservation, outdoors, and scientific inquiry is encouraged.

Check out our Summer Outdoor Challenge for ideas of activities your daughter can complete on those long summer days.

In other news we are starting to plan our Fall calendar. We need your help to make next year a success. We are looking for a person (or persons) to run Fall Product for the Service Unit. It is a great way to help out the Service Unit and support our Troop Leaders. Let us know if you are interested.

If you have an event to put on next year’s scout calendar or you are interested in joining the Camp Committee please Contact Us.

Savannah 2019

On June 16 a group of 11 Girl Scouts set out from State College on a week long adventure to visit the birth place of our movement – Savannah, Georgia. The girls explored historical monuments, Tybee Island, wildlife centers, and more.

But this adventure did not begin when they left State College. It began over a year ago with planning meetings, interest surveys, and deposits. It was the result of a year of fund raising and the hard work of dedicated leaders and committed girls.

Where will we go next?

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Camp Golden Pond

Reservations

If your troop is looking to camp at Camp Golden Pond this fall, I highly recommend that you put your reservations and deposits in soon. Palmer Lodge in particular has been in very high demand.

Day only usage of the camp is free so if you are looking for a spot to work on outdoor skills, contact Friends of Golden Pond to set a date. Reserving the canoes or archery range for an afternoon is only $30 for three hours and Friends of Golden Pond will help you find a certified facilitator. Contact them for details.

Programs

Upcoming programs at the camp include

Regatta

If your troop is interested in racing a boat in the Recycled Regatta on August 24th, register now to secure your spot. Registration fees for a crew of 4 are less than $25 per person and include the post race BBQ.

This event will be a fun way to end the summer and help fund the camp so that we will be able to use the camp in 2020. Building a recycled boat will help you explore not only environmental concerns related to recycling and waste, but also engineering, teamwork, and more.

Butterfly Garden

Jordan Joyce will be taking over management of the State College Girl Scout plot in the butterfly garden this year. If your troop could help out for a week during the summer, please check out the summer garden schedule.

The garden is a fun and enriching way for girls to give back to our community and we highly encourage all girls to make at least one trip to the garden this summer.

If you have questions, you can contact Jordan using the form below. We can’t wait to see your garden photos!

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Troop Directories

Dear Troop Leaders,

As we approach a new Girl Scout year, please take the time to update your listings in our Troop Directory.

If you are already listed, very soon our site will automatically start going through the current troop listings asking you to verify your information. When you get your verification email, please be sure to not only click on the “verify” link, but to also make any changes to your troop level, tags, changes in leadership, or descriptions.

If your troop is not already in our directory, please consider adding it.

Our troop directory and troop email aliases provide you with a way to allow people to contact your troop without having to give away your personal contact information. The troop directory is also one way that parents looking for the right fit for their daughter can see what is available. Organizations looking to provide services or outreach to troops and other troop leaders will also use the troop directory to contact troop leaders.

Having an up-to-date and accurate listing of the troops in the area is incredibly helpful, not just to parents looking for a troop, but other troops and groups looking to collaborate with us.

Thank you!