Service Unit Updates

Fall Camporee

Registration for our Fall Camporee is opening on August 1st. We will be packing our bags and heading out to Camp Anderson in Tyrone for a pioneer-themed camp learning outdoor skills.

If your troop is interested in teaching a skill or leading a craft, be sure to sign up as Camp Helpers and let us know where your talents lie!

Click here for more information.

Outdoor Challenge

If you ordered Spring Outdoor Challenge patches, Heather has them. We will be scheduling a “Patch Pick Up” day once we get our summer camp badges.

In the meantime, you can start putting in your Summer Outdoor Challenge patch or rocker orders.

Leadership Transition

Jodi Vender is stepping down as Service Unit Leader and will be succeeded by Christine Clouse.

Jeannie Peters is stepping down as Service Unit Treasurer. We are looking for a replacement.

Rachel Griel will no longer be our Fall Product Liaison. We are looking for a replacement.

If you are interested in joining the Service Unit Leadership Team, please let us know!

Help Needed

Your service unit is in need of additional volunteers to help ensure our girls have the best Girl Scout experience we can offer. Specifically we are looking for some people to help with the following activities:

  • Fall Product Laison
  • Treasurer
  • Communications – updating our website, Facebook, and putting our newsletter together
  • Recognition of outstanding volunteers, girls, and troops
  • Fundraising
  • Activities Planning Committee
  • Camp Committee
  • Bridging Committee
  • STEM Exploration Committee
  • Arts Exploration Committee
  • Community Involvement Committee

If you would like to help, please let us know!

Summer Fun

Your Troop may (or may not) be taking a break from meetings this summer but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end.

Check out all of our exciting events coming up at https://www.statecollegegirlscouts.org/events/

First up is the Parade of Heroes on July 4th (1:15 p – 4:00 p).  All girls are encouraged to participate.  If girls are not with a Troop leader we ask a parent to join in.  Girls (and adults) should be in red, white, and Blue and their uniform item (vest/sash/tunic) or full Girl Scout Uniform – white shirt, khaki bottoms, and uniform item.

During Arts Festival you can stop by the fundraiser for the older girls going to Savannah June 2019.  They will be at Advance Auto Parts on July 14th from 10-2.  Come on out to say hi, get your car cleaned, and support a good cause! For more details click here.

Other events listed on the website include the Brownie Hiking Badge at Millbrook Marsh (7/22) , another All Ages Girl Scout Hike  (8/4) around Coyler Lake, and Spikes Scout Night (8/10).

And don’t forget to save the date for Fall Camporee (9/21 – 9/23) and Bridging (9/30)!

If you have an event you would like us to publicize, please let us know!

 

Help Needed

As our older girls move upward and onward, we are in need of new volunteers to help organize and run all the amazing activities our Service Unit does. The Service Unit is entirely run by volunteers; without your help, we cannot offer many of the activities you enjoy.

We have an immediate need for one or two volunteers to be our Service Unit’s Fall Product Liason(s). They will help organize the Fall Product sales (nuts/candy/magazines) for our Service Unit.  Liaisons will receive support from both the Service Unit and Council.

Other volunteer needs include:

  • Activities Planning Committee
  • Camp Committee
  • Bridging Committee
  • STEM Exploration Committee
  • Arts Exploration Committee
  • Community Service Committee
  • Newsletter Coordinator

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us! You do not need to be a troop leader to volunteer at the Service Unit level.

Friends of Golden Pond meeting Wed. June 6 at SCAHS

 As you’ve likely heard, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania decided last November to sell Camp Golden Pond and two other council camps. They are holding a closing ceremony on July 28, thirty years after its opening ceremony.

A group called Friends of Golden Pond has formed to make it possible for our 2019 Summer Camporee and many future events to take place at Camp Golden Pond.

Friends of Golden Pond will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the State College Area High School to discuss their plan and gauge our interest in saving the camp.

We encourage all parents, alumni, and community members who want our girls back at Camp Golden Pond next summer to attend the June 6 meeting and show support. Please spread the word to others in your networks who may be interested!

You can find out more information about the group at www.friendsofgoldenpond.org and https://www.facebook.com/friendsofcampgoldenpond.