Happy New Year from State College Girl Scouts

Hope everyone is ready because 2020 is full of GIRL (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) events. Let us know what amazing things your troop has planned.

Check out all the fun events being added to the calendar at Friends of Golden Pond. Along with Ice Fishing they have added First Aid Badge Workshops for Brownies and Juniors. Attend an activity and see how many things you can check off on your Winter Challenge.

Use your Photography skills and explore the Arboretum this winter and enter a picture in their Winter Photo Contest. While you’re at it work on the Outdoor Art badge for your level. If you are a Junior you can work on your Digital Photographer Badge and Ambassadors can work on their Photographer badge.

In the spirit of Getting Outdoors check out these two fliers to see about Winter Programs at Bald Eagle State Park and their Equipment Loaner Program: Cross-Country Skis & Snowshoes.

Want to stay in touch via Facebook check out the State College Girl Scouts Facebook Page (for sharing news and events) and Group (for communicating internally in the Service Unit.)

Ice Fishing

Have your scouts ever wanted to try their hand at ice fishing?

Camp Golden Pond is bringing us several opportunities to try out this fun and exciting sport.

On Feb 2nd, the PA Fish and Boat Commission will be coming to Camp Golden Pond for a Youth Intro to Ice Fishing and Cooking Demonstration.

Feb 8th will then be Ice Fishing Day at Camp Golden Pond. The day will start with an adult ice fishing tournament and finish with free youth ice fishing. Groups are further invited to spend the weekend tent camping.

So you can focus on enjoying your day, hot meals and coffee will be available for purchase all day.

Cookie Season

Girl Scout Cookie season has begun. Make sure to log into your Digital Cookie website to share your daughter’s link with Family and Friends. Check your email for information on how to log in. For more information on cookies talk with your Troop Cookie Liaison and check out the GSHPA website.

If you are looking for Cookies talk with your favorite Girl Scout or look for a Cookie Booth starting March 13th.

Winter Challenge

You can find information on the challenge here: 2019-2020-winter-outdoor-challenge.

Upon request the next patch released will cover a two year span to match the Girl Scout year and allow girls to start a new patch when they go up a level. So the next patch released will be for the 2019-2020 Scout year or girls can continue following the calendar year when adding rockers.

For purchasing this and previous year’s patches please check out the sale section of the website. The new 2019-2020 patch will be released as soon as we have it in stock.

Hello Scout Families:

Happy Holidays! Our girls and leaders are working hard preparing for lots of upcoming events occurring both this holiday season and next year. 

Holiday Tree Decorating: Every year Troops from our local community create handmade ornaments for two worthy events the Festival of Trees in Bellefonte (which will be held December 13-15) and the Winter Celebration at the Arboretum (on December 13 at 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.). All ornaments must be dropped off by December 11th. Contact us if you have ornaments to drop off and we will send you the details on where to bring them. Thank you to Troop 40049 for decorating the tree at the Festival of Trees.

My personal favorite Girl Scout event this time of year is the Holiday Sing Along at Juniper Village at Brookline. Girls can attend as part of a troop or individually with a parent. Registration ahead of time is encouraged.

Other great ways for Scouts to be of service this year is by assisting with the Toys for Tots wrapping or the Elves Gift Shop. See events for details.