As the weather warms we hope to see you at our upcoming Service Unit Camporees!
Spring Camp and Daisy Day(May 18 – 19)
Registration is now open for Spring Camporee! Early registration will run until April 7th. Regular registration will continue until April 28th.
Spring Camporee is an unstructured event where troops are invited to camp to just hang out, work on a badge, and generally do their own thing. This year we will be at Black Moshannon State Park.
Daisy Day is a structured program for Daisies during camp to introduce our newest scouts to being outdoors and the Leave No Trace philosophy.
Summer Camporee (July 5 – 7)
Early registration for Summer Camporee will open on March 31st and continue until May 19th. Regular registration will continue until June 9th.
Summer Camporee will return to Camp Golden Pond with an astronomy theme.
Camp Golden Pond is now taking reservations! If you troop is looking for a place to camp this summer, be sure to consider Camp Golden Pond as an option.
As far as Friends of Golden Pond has come in recent months, they still have a long way to go before the camp is secured. You can read their latest update here.
Are we ready for Cookie Booth Season?
Parents (and girls) should check out Girl Scout’s new PSA about the benefits of selling cookies and then scroll further down the page to read about the skills girls take away from selling cookies. I personally am amazed at the confidence my troop has built over the years. Troop Cookie Liaisons are encouraged to check out our Cookie Booth Predictor before a booth to see what they may need and upload their numbers after a cookie booth is completed.
We try our best to keep communication flowing. All events are posted on the www.statecollegegirlscouts.org/ website as soon as we are able to put them up. I encourage you to check this website on a regular basis. Most events can be attended without a troop provided a parent also attends. We also post events on the public State College Girl Scouts Facebook page to share with your friends, families, and troop members. Lastly we have a Service Unit Facebook group to give parents/leaders a chance to communicate among each other and ask questions. Any troop leader can create an event on the Service Unit site – contact Megan if you need help.
Service Unit Leadership:
Our Service Unit Leadership are all volunteers. Many are Troop Leaders who want to see programming in our community. Many of the events have been the brain-child of a leader or parent who has thought wouldn’t it be great if we did … If there is an event you’d like to see let us know and we will assist you in organizing it.
Thank you to all the Parents/Leaders who have volunteered to step up to help fill the gaps in our Service Unit Leadership as older leadership aged out last year. We are still in need of assistance filling several roles. Let us know if you have a volunteer who is interested in joining our Service Unit Team.
And on that subject. Do you love Camporees? Do your girls love camporees? Do you have a skill you would love to teach the girls? We need assistance in planning and executing future Camporees. You can help with one or all.
Contact us here to volunteer.
Thank you to everyone who came to our delegate elections in January! We are pleased to announce that we elected the following delegates:
- Stella Gregor – Juliette
- Willow Martin – Troop 41154
- Michelle Varrassa
- Megan Roberts (alternate)
- Lauren Lowe (alternate)
- Lori Ebert-Tyworth (alternate)
World Thinking Day – 2/22
Our annual Service Unit World Thinking Day event is coming up on February 22 (6-7:30). Check out the event page for information, a list of represented countries, and a list of stamps in the Service Unit’s inventory. If you have not finalized your roster or made payment please do so ASAP. Megan Gregor (email@example.com) is the contact for this event.
Girl Scouts at the Symphony (free) – 2/24
Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy a family concert with the Nittany Valley Symphony on February 24th at 4PM at the Bellefonte Area High School. The symphony is so excited to host the Girl Scouts they are giving Scouts a free ticket!! Adult supervision is needed so adult tickets are only $5.
In order to obtain the tickets, you must sign up by February 15th. Please see sign up here: Nittany Valley Symphony Scout Night
Spring Camporee – 5/17-19
Spring Camporee 2019 will be held at Black Moshannon State Park on May 17-19.
- It will feature an Environmental Stewardship Theme as Scouts will give back to Black Moshannon by completing a Service Project.
- Troops can choose to stay for the day only or can spend the night in the tent camping area. Troops must provide their own tents.
- Daisy Day of structured activities for Daisies
- Brownies and up will have a range of activities to choose from on Saturday or they can simply explore the State Park.
- Registration will open in early March.
- If you want to help out with an upcoming camp use this form to get in contact with the camp committee!
Penn State Scout Days
Check out all the fun Scout Days at Penn State coming up in February and March: PSU Lady Lions Basketball Scout Day – 2/3, PSU Women’s Ice Hockey Scout Day – 2/16, and Girl Scout Night at Penn State Gymnastics – 3/2.
Scout Night at the State College Spikes has been announced as August 9.
We need your help to elect our delegates for the next year. We need to have a quorum of at least 31 registered adult members from our Service Unit attend our elections on Sunday, January 13th at 6:30 pm at the Centre Region of Governance building (2643 Gateway Dr). This will be the first order of business at the Service Unit meeting and will take less than 20 minutes of your time. You do not need to stay for the whole meeting (but you are welcome to attend if you want).
ALL registered adults are eligible to vote – you do not need to be a troop leader or troop activity chaperone. If you are an adult and are a registered member, we need your vote. Delegates serve an important role in our community by attending the annual meeting and voting for GSHPA board members.