From Your Service Unit Leader…

Volunteering in the Service Unit

Check out all the great Troop and Volunteer led events coming up:

Reminder any Troop or Volunteer can organize an event at the Service Unit Level.  This includes events for a single Girl Scout level.  Come share an idea at the Service Unit Meeting (our next one will be November 4th at 6:30 pm) or Contact Us to put an event on the calendar.


Service Unit 416 is in need of 3 delegates and 3 alternates. Delegates serve as our voice in the council, vote at the annual meeting, and attend biannual governance meetings. For more information about delegates see

Being a delegate or alternate is not a demanding position and is a great assistance to our Service Unit. The only way that we can make sure GSHPA is moving in the direction we want is to ensure that we have a voice at the table and the way we do that is with our delegates.

All members (girl and adult) aged 14 and older are eligible to serve as either delegate or alternate.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve as the voice for the State College Girl Scouts or get more information on the responsibilities, please contact us.

We will be taking nominations until Nov 18th.

C/S/A Organizer(s)

As Girl Scouts get older the troops traditionally get smaller or many C/S/A choose to become Juliettes. The Service Unit is looking for dedicated volunteer(s) to help meet the unique needs of older Girls as they continue on their Girl Scout Adventure.  This can be planning a journey event, badge activities, or fun meet-ups (such as a pizza and bowling day).  It could also include a Silver or Gold mentor to assist girls and leaders who are working towards these awards.  If you are a parent, leader, retired leader who wants to see our older girls maximize their Girls Scout experience please contact us.


The Service Unit is in need of 1-2 people to take over the Treasurer Duties.  This is a necessary position that can be done by any registered cleared adult.  It is not a large time commitment but is of great assistance in the smooth running of the Service Unit.

Camp Committee

We will have a Camp Committee Meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 6 pm at Centre Region Council of Governments (2643 Gateway Dr – State College).

As you may know the Service Unit put on several Camporees last Girl Scout year.  Many of the people who ran those camps are stepping down.  If we wish to continue to put on camps a new Camp Committee needs to be formed.  We are looking for people to investigate where we can have camps in the future as well as plan camps.  Please let us know if you are interested in assisting – Contact Us.

Golden Pond Updates

Friends of Golden Pond is working to reopen the camp for Spring 2019 and move all costs and maintenance associated with the property to Friends of Golden Pond.

GSHPA and Friends of Camp Louise are in the process of negotiating a sales agreement.

To review the property committee meeting minutes click here.

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