Service Unit Updates

Read on for updates on our Winter Outdoor Challenge, SnappyLogos fun patch order, and Geocache TravelBug…

Winter Outdoor Challenge

Has your troop started checking off items from our State College Girl Scouts Winter Outdoor Challenge? Download the checklist and complete the requisite number of items for your age group by March 31 to earn the Outdoor Challenge Patch and the winter rocker! Share pictures of your winter fun on our Facebook page or by emailing Sending us your photos constitutes consent to publish them.

SnappyLogos Order

Need fun patches? (Fun patches go on the backs of uniforms, commemorating activities rather than earned badges/awards) Our next group order will be placed on Monday, Jan. 15, so shop at Snappy Logos and then submit your patch order by Jan. 14. Your troop is responsible for patch costs plus a share of shipping charges.

Travels of our TravelBug

Following our summer camporee Geocaching/Letterboxing adventures, we started a TravelBug on its way following Scout Day at Lake Tobias Animal Park. It made its way to Washington, DC (stopping at the Air & Space Museum!), traveled around North Carolina, and is currently hanging out in a cache called “Scout it Out,” placed by Girl Scout Troop 10008 in a park in Conover, NC. Where will it go next? Continue reading “Service Unit Updates”

Snappy Logos Fun Patch Orders

Do you need fun patches? We will resume our group Snappy’s logos with the next order going out on Jan 15th.

Group orders allow us to take advantage of Snappy’s “Mix and Match” pricing to decrease the cost of individual patches. We will also split the flat rate shipping among all troops ordering patches.

I will contact each troop when the patches arrive and make arrangements to get the orders.

Shop at Snappy Logos and then submit your patch order.

Friends of Camp Golden Pond

On November 2, 2017, the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA voted to include Camp Golden Pond as one of  properties it will “retire” as a Council-owned property.

In order to preserve the camp we love, alumnae and Friends of Camp Golden Pond are organizing to explore the feasibility of acquiring the property once it is divested by GSHPA. Friends of Camp Golden Pond’s intent is to preserve the property as a regional outdoor/environmental/artistic education and retreat center. This group is forming as a separate entity from State College Girl Scouts (Service Unit 416). Everyone is welcome to engage in respectful dialogue regarding the future of this valuable community asset by joining the Friends of Camp Golden Pond Facebook group or contacting Friends of Camp Golden Pond directly. This fledgling organization has a lot of work ahead of them if they are to be successful and will require your help. Please spread the word and get involved!

As a step towards documenting the history and import of the camp, we encourage everyone to share their memories. Daisy/Brownie leader Megan has started us off with some heartfelt reflections.

Reflections on Camp Golden Pond

Fall Product Sale

Fall product update: I was told that I will not have access to the community troops in Nut – E. This means I will not be able to correct orders or even check to see if your order is in. Please remember to put your orders in by 8 pm on Nov 14th. And order your rewards as well!! If you have any Nut E questions you must contact Deb Andersen at GSHPA. Do not wait until the last minute to put your orders in!!


November 12: Fall Product Program Order Taking ends.
All nut order card, paper order forms, ReachOut Booklet due to FTPL. Drop at my house – 609 W. Hillside Ave, State College

14: Nut-E is locked to FPTLs at 8:00 PM (FPTLs will still have access but no changes can be made after this date)

16: Nut-E is locked to FPSULs at 8:00 PM (FPSULs will still have access to review orders in Nut-E but no changes can be made after this date)

28: Fall Product Program Online Order Taking ends (QSP/Nut Online Program)

30: All magazine/memory book orders and address booklets are due to Harrisburg office
30: Troops review Nut-E for any final girl recognition selections

GSHPA STEM Mobile & family activities Downtown State College First Friday 11/3 5-8 p.m.

 GSHPA‘s STEM Mobile will be at the Military Appreciation First Friday in Downtown State College – 5-8 p.m. on November 3.

There will be lots of other fun stuff for families, including: Free cupcakes, flags, glow sticks, selfies with Uncle Sam & Lady Liberty; sign a jumbo Thank You Card at the Downtown State College tent; Dear Hero Program – write a letter or donate an item to a member of the military; Kids arts & crafts

See more information on the Facebook event and website.