There are many opportunities for a troop to give service back to the community in the State College Area. If your troop has a regular service project they do, please contact us and let us know. While most organizations are not looking for “once and done” volunteers, troops can often find smaller projects to do for an organization (hold a food drive, build cat trees, etc). Be sure to check with the organization to find out what kind of help or project they need.
Volunteer Coordinator- Anna Schurter: anna@
Discovery Space offers two methods for youth to volunteer with their program::
1) Adopt a Day – Cadettes and Older
A Cadette+ troop can adopt a day (or shift). The troop would then send two or three members to staff their adopted shift each week.
This allows for some continuity in terms of scheduling, and makes it more worthwhile to run a full training and orientation for your group. An adult would need to be present during the training and orientation and a decision would be made from there what will work best for the girls and for the museum in terms of an adult needing to be present during the actual shifts.
2) Hamer Camp Counselor Program
We are seeking responsible, hard-working and creative volunteers in grades 9-12 to become Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and eventually Camp Counselors to help with Discovery Space’s many summer camps.
Nittany Beagle Rescue
(Beagle Walkers) http://www.
Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Groups cannot be accommodated, but a girl and her parent can volunteer to walk dogs who are staying at one of our area kennels.
PAWs accepts volunteers aged 10 and older. All youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. See their website for details.
State College Food Bank
Middle/High students can inquire in the Spring to work in Summer https://www.scfoodbank.
Snetsinger Butterfly Garden
Troops 40170, 40213, and 40427 maintain a plot at the Tudek Park butterfly garden. They welcome other troops or individual scouts to help with their plot, or a troop could take on a project of their own at the garden.