Service Unit Updates

Lots going on for State College Girl Scouts! Read on to learn about trail training for leaders, Fairbrook Park cleanup & Ecopalooza, Memorial weekend parade and ceremony, cookie season wrap-up, early bird renewals, extended year for new members…

Trail Training for Leaders

Intermediate and Advanced Trail Training for leaders will take place on May 12 and May 26, respectively. Each opportunity is limited to 10 participants, so reserve your spot now!

Fairbrook Park Cleanup & Ecopalooza

Join Troops 41154 and 40218 at Fairbrook Park for service and fun on Saturday, May 19 from  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  High school students will earn volunteer hours–bring your forms. All levels are welcome to help, and check off that item on the Spring Outdoor Challenge checklist. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that troops or families register so we can plan activities accordingly.

May Service Unit Meeting

Our next Service Unit meeting will take place Sunday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Girl Scout office in Hamilton Square shopping plaza. Hope to see a representative of every troop there!

Memorial Weekend Events

Scouts are invited to participate in the Boalsburg Fire Company’s parade on Saturday, May 26. All scouts who pre-register before May 21st will be able to purchase a fun patch for $1.

On Monday, May 28, participate in the 154th annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Boalsburg. The ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. with a short walk that steps off from the Diamond at 5:45 pm. This commemorates the ladies’ walk to the cemetery, a tradition that started in 1864. Girl scouts will honor veterans’ memories by placing flowers on their graves.

Cookie Season Wrap-ups

Cookie rewards are in! Troop leaders or cookie liaisons should contact Rachel Griel to arrange pickup.

Council will withdraw funds from troop accounts via ACH on May 4.

Congratulations to Juliette Cadette Virginia K., whose outstanding success in the Fall Product and Cookie sales earned her a spot as an inaugural member of GSHPA’s S’Mores Executive Club!

Early Bird Renewals

Early Renewal for returning girls and adults is happening through June 30. There are incentives for troops who get at least 60% of their girl and adult members to renew by May 15 (Round 1, greatest incentives) and June 30 (Round 2).  See details on GSHPA’s Renewal Resource Toolkit page.

Extended Year Option for New Members

Starting May 1st, new girl and adult members will be able to register for the rest of the 2018 membership year and the entire 2019 membership year for $35. Financial Assistance is available. The registration process is the same with one small exception – an option to sign up for Extended Year, which carries a $35 fee and the dates of 5/1/2018 through 9/30/2019.

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