Welcome to a new Girl Scout Year

Girl Scouts, like everything else, will look a little different this year but the most important thing is that the girls continue to have fun and build bonds with their Girl Scout Sisters.

We are looking for leaders, adults, and older girls to run programming for the year. If you have a specialty you want to share please let us know. We know that a lot of programming will be going virtual but that just means it is easier for individuals to join in the fun.

As we move into fall check out the hiking challenges from the summer. If you didn’t have a chance to do them fall is a great time for a hike.

Fall is also a great time to work on the Outdoor Art Badges. There is one for every level. Check them out here.

Thank you to all the girls who participated in our Photo Challenge the last few months. Please feel free to send us some feedback on how you liked it and if you want it to continue.


*Don’t forget to submit the form to get your free GSHPA Get Outdoors Challenge patch. Deadline, September 8, 2020.

*Also the SU 416 Outdoor Summer Challenge is open till the end of September.

Virtual Bridging Opportunity

If you are bridging this year, we need your help!  We want to create a fun video of Service Unit 416 bridging – remotely.  We are asking you to film your Scout bridging- could a  real bridge or something you create.  

Videos will be accepted until September 30th

So here’s just a few simple guidelines for the parents or whoever films each girl:

-Have the camera far back enough that we can see the whole bridge from one side to the other. You want to be filming from the side of the bridge, not from the front or back.

-Don’t “follow” the girl across the bridge by moving the camera along with her. Stay in one place, keep it as one still shot facing the bridge from the side, where the bridge is as centered as possible.

-The goal is to have all the clips shot in a similar fashion, so they cut together smoothly.

Here’s an image as an example of what the shot should basically look like:

bridge camera angle example.jpg

-If you record the video on your phone, text it directly to Anja at  (814)-470-0146

-If recorded externally, email it to amj477@gmail.com

-Most smartphones/digital cameras today shoot in at least 1080p, which is HD video. We want to try and keep it HD so the clip doesn’t appear grainy/low quality. If the option pops up to choose what size to send the video as (whether when texting it, uploading it somewhere, emailing it…sometimes Gmail asks), make sure to choose to send the video in full HD quality, not compressed to a smaller size.

-Along with the video  please include the Scout’s first and last name, age, what level they are currently at, and what level they are bridging to.

Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Centennial Patch Program

August 18th, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women in the United States the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment was officially adopted on August 26, 1920.

We wanted to highlight a unique opportunity for your Girl Scout to earn a Girl Scout Ranger Limited Edition Patch commemorating the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment. Please see below for additional details.

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June Photo Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the June photo challenge ~ theme “Water.” These wonderful pictures were selected as winners by residents of Juniper Village. 

First Place: “Water Garden,” by Ruby (Troop 40421)

Second Place:  “Cooling Off,” by Lacey (Troop 40429

Third Place: “Dockside,” by Lacey (Troop 40429)

You can see all the wonderful submissions on the June Photo Challenge Page.

May Photo Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the May photo challenge ~ theme “Joy!” These wonderful pictures were selected as winners by residents of Juniper Village.

First Place: Joy of Reading, Lacy from Troop 40429

Second Place Tie: Spring Joy, Carmen from Troop 40421 & Pansies, Gabby Troop 40421

Third Place: Happy Tulips, Gabby from Troop 40421