Check out all the Great Events Coming this Spring

There are so many great events coming this spring. Check out these highlights:

Brownies there is still space in the Brownie Airport Tour this Monday, March 2nd.

Penn State Athletics has shared the dates for the Spring 2020 Scout Days. For more information contact Brittany Robertson @ 814-867-2553.

Our Second Annual Me and My Guy Dance is scheduled for April 17th.

Our Annual World Thinking Day event is scheduled for April 25th. Make sure your troop is registered and pays by the end of March. See Event for details.

Daisies and Brownies we have scheduled a Dance Sampler for May 16th.

Celebrate the end of the year at our 2020 Skate Party scheduled for May 17th.

More dates are being confirmed. I recommend checking the events calendar weekly for anything being added.

Camp 2020!

Spring 2020

Registration for Spring Camp 2020 is open! For $5 per person, troops are invited to join us at Camp Golden Pond for our annual “do your own thing” Service Unit camporee!

Spring Camporee is an unstructured event where troops are invited to camp to just hang out, work on a badge, and generally do their own thing. No programming other than scheduling limited resources is provided. Weather and facilitator availability permitting, troops will be able to sign up for archery, canoeing, and fishing time slots. We may even have a visit from the STEM mobile!

Troops are expected to be fully autonomous at this camp – including adult/girl ratios, first aiders, meals, and programming. Be sure to get your troop registered before rates increase on April 3rd!

Summer 2020 – STREAM Girls

State College Girl Scouts is partnering with Trout Unlimited to bring the STREAM Girls program to Camp Golden Pond. At this family camp, we will explore our watershed 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.

Over the course of the weekend we will study the animal and plant life that inhabits our camp waters. We will also learn the art of fly tying and be able to explore both bait and fly fishing.

Girls can participate as either a family unit complete with siblings or as a troop following adult/girl ratios.

Registration is currently open for families and troops from Service Unit 416 and 422.

More Details

Camp Updates

In February Camp Golden Pond had the pleasure of teaching Brownie and Junior First Aid. Over the next couple of months, we have several more exciting programs scheduled and we hope to see you there!

Registration is also open for SU 416’s annual Spring and Summer camporees.

In order to keep the camp open, Friends of Golden Pond must succeed at purchasing the property. We currently have just shy of $50,000 allocated towards our down payment, thanks to our generous supporters. In addition to cash contributions towards the down payment, we also need long term commitments towards paying off the loan.

If you believe that our camp should remain a public resource available to all, please complete and return a capital campaign commitment form. If you cannot make a long term commitment, a group of former board members of Hemlock Girl Scout Council will be matching all donations made to Friends of Golden Pond through March 14th, 2020.

Thank you,

Megan Roberts

President, Friends of Golden Pond

Hello Girl Scout Families

We have so many great events planned. Please check them all out here: www.statecollegegirlscouts.org/events/. Information on the upcoming camporees will be posted in February but check out the events being put on by www.friendsofgoldenpond.org including some Brownie and Junior Badges.

Keep an eye out for Penn State Athletics to add to their Girl Scout Days. Our CEO, Janet Donovan will be at the Penn State Women’s Basketball Game on Sunday, February 2nd. We encourage all Leaders and Scouts to introduce themselves.

You might even get an exclusive selfie with the CEO patch. Let’s show Janet how awesome the Scouts are in Central PA!

Hope everyone is doing well in their cookie sales. For information on cookie sales and to check out dates look here: http://www.gshpa.org/en/cookies/about-girl-scout-cookies.html

World Thinking Day 2020

The 2020 World Thinking Day theme is “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Our Service Unit will gather to celebrate our annual World Thinking Day event on Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 pm at Park Forest Baptist Church.

Each troop will pick a country to represent with a display, snack, swap, and any other artifacts they choose. Younger troops may choose to be Tourists and just visit the other countries.

When your troop picks a country, please email Megan Gregor (megamoo72@hotmail.com) with your selection.  More details about how to prepare for the event will be available soon.

Troop 4041​6 is coordinating this event and invites any interested Scouts to join in the planning. If interested, contact Megan Gregor.