Savannah 2019 Updates – Sign Up Deadlines!

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 savannah2019@statecollegegirlscouts.org.  

2018 Summer Camporee – Early Registration Extended

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.

Volunteers Needed

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.

Hiking Training Level 1 (Daisy/Brownie) Wrap-Up

Trail Training

Thank you to the five intrepid leaders who ventured out on a chilly April afternoon for Hiking Training Level 1.  We covered many topics and enjoyed an afternoon hike to explore the Spring Creek Canyon Trail from the Shiloh Road trail head.

Topics covered included:

  • Hiking Prep
  • Safety
  • Leave No Trace
  • Hiking Etiquette
  • Spring Creek Canyon History
Mystery Fireplace in Spring Creek Canyon
Old Fireplace

Interested in attending one of our upcoming Trail Training for Leaders Sessions in May?  You can learn more and register here.

 

Savannah 2019

On Thursday, March 15th a group of girls and adults met for an informational meeting about  a June 2019 trip to Savannah, Georgia–a charming southern city and the Birthplace of Girl Scouts.  Travel dates are not yet set but will be sometime between June 15th and June 23rd, 2019.

Keep reading for important details if you are interested in participating! Continue reading “Savannah 2019”

Camp Updates

Spring Camporee is right around the corner, summer camporee registration is going to start soon, and we have a date and location for fall camporee!

Spring Camporee

We can’t wait for spring camp! We have 128 girls and 21 troops committed to attending what will likely be our biggest spring camp ever. If you are signed up, be on the look out for your camper letter (it will be heading to your inbox ~2 weeks before camp).

We are still looking for facilitators for archery, canoeing, and fishing. If you (or someone you know) can commit to helping us share these wonderful skills with the girls, please let us know.

Summer Camporee

Summer will be here before you know it and registration for Summer Camporee will open on April 1st! Talk to your troop and be ready to take advantage of the early registration period.

If you are interested in helping plan and deliver our badge programming for this camp, please contact the camp committee. This camp will not happen without your help.

We will also need facilitators for archery, canoeing, and fishing at summer camp. Please let us know if you or someone you know can help us out!

Fall Camporee

Mark your calendars for our first Camp Anderson Fall Camporee on Sep 21-23.