Bridging By Mail

Service Unit 416 will not be hosting an in person bridging ceremony this year due to health concerns related to COVID-19 and large gatherings.

Instead, we invite all girls from Service Unit 416 to participate in “Bridging by Mail”.

To participate, simply write a letter to “A Girl Scout” and mail it, along with a SWAP, to us no later than October 1. We will then mail you the letter and SWAP from another Girl Scout along with a patch.

Girls who are bridging should address their letter to “A Younger Girl Scout” and share what some of their favorite parts of Girl Scouting have been. Please refer to the “Look Back” section of your level’s bridging badge.

Girls who are new to scouting should address their letter to “An Older Girl Scout” and should share what they are looking forward to in scouting.

Girls who are rededicating, can choose to address their letter to either “A Younger Girl Scout” or “An Older Girl Scout”.

If you want to write to both “A Younger Girl Scout” AND an “An Older Girl Scout”, feel free to send us two letters and SWAPs!

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Introducing GSHPA SU 416 Photo Challenges!

As Girl Scouts we adapt to whatever life throws at us. We may not be able to get together in person right now, but we know that this will pass and before we know it we will all once more be packing up for camp.

In the meantime, we are introducing Photo Challenges. Our current challenge is “Life” and will run through the month of April. Girls can submit one photo each week the challenge runs.

Click here for details on the April challenge.

Our friends in Juniper Village will then pick their favorite photos and the winners will earn State College Girl Scouts Event Credits for their troop.

Be sure to check out the awesome Nature and Fun photos your fellow Girl Scouts took in March!

For some digital photography tips check out Sharp Shots Photo Club!

Happy New Year from State College Girl Scouts

Hope everyone is ready because 2020 is full of GIRL (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) events. Let us know what amazing things your troop has planned.

Check out all the fun events being added to the calendar at Friends of Golden Pond. Along with Ice Fishing they have added First Aid Badge Workshops for Brownies and Juniors. Attend an activity and see how many things you can check off on your Winter Challenge.

Use your Photography skills and explore the Arboretum this winter and enter a picture in their Winter Photo Contest. While you’re at it work on the Outdoor Art badge for your level. If you are a Junior you can work on your Digital Photographer Badge and Ambassadors can work on their Photographer badge.

In the spirit of Getting Outdoors check out these two fliers to see about Winter Programs at Bald Eagle State Park and their Equipment Loaner Program: Cross-Country Skis & Snowshoes.

Want to stay in touch via Facebook check out the State College Girl Scouts Facebook Page (for sharing news and events) and Group (for communicating internally in the Service Unit.)

Girl Scouts Sharing the Holiday Spirit

State College Girl Scouts were in the holiday spirit this December. Whether they were assisting with Toys for Tots wrapping, Singing at Brookline, assisting at the Elves Workshop, creating ornaments for the Arboretum’s Winter Celebration, or Decorating trees for Festival of Trees

Keep an eye out for the other amazing things our Girls do at www.facebook.com/statecollegegirlscouts/

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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