Summer is underway and we hope you are having fun with your troop and family! Be sure to check out the Summer Outdoor Challenge. As always, we love getting feedback and photos as well as suggestions for the next outdoor challenge. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for a fun way to get outside while giving service, our Service Unit takes care of a garden plot in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden. This activity provides our girls and adults with an opportunity to not only bring joy to thousands of individuals, but to learn about the plants and creatures that make our way of life possible. If you have questions about helping with the garden, please contact Troop 40170.
May was a busy month for the Girl Scouts!
Senior and Cadette troops organized a park cleanup and Ecopalooza on May 19th. The Service Unit then took 3rd place in Marching groups in the Boalsburg Fire Company Parade. Finally, our girls helped lay flowers on the graves of veterans in the Boalsburg Memorial Day Ceremony. Continue reading “This Month in State College”
State College Girl Scouts is going to Savannah, GA in June 2019! If you will be a Cadette or older for the 2019 school year and would like to travel with us but missed the April meeting, please plan to attend the meeting on Sunday, May 6th at Gray’s United Methodist Church, 5687 Buffalo Run Rd, Port Matilda from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Girls and adults will be choosing their top picks for what we should do while in Savannah.
A non-refundable deposit of $100/person is due by June 1st, along with a signed financial contract and a code of conduct. The first 50 people to register will get spots, so don’t delay. Registration will open May 6th at 7:00 p.m. and continue until full. We will be doing fundraising to help defray the cost of the trip.
If you need have any questions or need financial assistance, please email email@example.com.
Summer Camporee registration is currently open and we have extended the early registration period until May 13th in order to give troops time to recover from Spring Camp and World Thinking Day. Regular registration will still close on May 28.
Remember, girls can choose to participate in “Camp Day” on June 30th, “Badge Day” on July 1st, or the entire weekend.
Camp is an all volunteer run event and we will not be able to make it happen without additional help. Neither Jodi nor Jeannie will be able to provide the support that they have previously provided and it is not possible for Christine, Megan, and Heather to run a camp for 200 people by themselves while also taking care of their girls.
We are asking for each participating troop to nominate one volunteer to attend 1-2 pre-camp planning meetings and to help facilitate our camp activities. The nominated volunteer must be fully registered and cleared through GSHPA and the troop should be able to meet their ratios without them. This volunteer should NOT be the troop leader and should understand that they will spend parts of the camp away from their troop.
It is our hope that by having dedicated volunteers for specific activities, everyone’s camp experience will be enhanced. This is also your opportunity to help shape our camp into the camp you have always wanted it to be.
We do understand that some troops may only have enough (or not enough) adults to meet their ratios. If you absolutely cannot spare an adult and still meet ratios during camp, please still nominate a volunteer to attend the pre-camp meetings.
Feel free to contact the camp committee if you have any questions.