If your troop would like to accept credit cards, but is concerned about processing fees, don’t worry! GSHPA will reimburse your troop for your payment processing fees. In order to be eligible, credit card payments must be set up to deposit into your troop bank account. You can then use the Reimbursement Request Template to request reimbursement. GSHPA asks that we use resources wisely and make sure that our transactions are worth the processing fees.
As a reminder, GSHPA will also pay a troop’s shipping for the Girl Scout shop via a free shipping code. If you are a troop leader and need to know the code, please contact us. GSHPA has asked that we use the code for larger orders so if you just need 1 or 2 badges, see if you can combine your order with another troop.
Note that you can only use one code per order so will not be able to combine the free shipping code with other offers.
People often ask me questions about camping, so I thought I’d put together some of the most frequent questions that I get asked and the best answers. What if it rains? What about the bears? Can you really sleep in a tent?
There are different places to pick up the trail, but this will get you going in the direction so that the 3 stream crossings are at the end of your hike. It is best to leave the wet part for the end. The loop took us 90 minutes at a leisurely pace.
The trail is well maintained and there are no big inclines and no rocks to pick your way through. Some of the rocks at the stream crossings are spaced more for adults, but kids should be able to wade through if they get stuck. Water depth can vary but is typically around 2ft deep. There were lots of pretty wild flowers in the Spring.
We wanted to provide some clarifications to the financial assistance policies since they seem to be a moving target lately.
If families are unable to afford a Girl Scout experience such as the service unit summer camporee or the Savannah trip, financial assistance may be available to help you out. Financial assistance is even available for troop outdoor experiences – not just council or service unit sponsored events. Continue reading “Financial Assistance”
Thank you to the five intrepid leaders who ventured out on a chilly April afternoon for Hiking Training Level 1. We covered many topics and enjoyed an afternoon hike to explore the Spring Creek Canyon Trail from the Shiloh Road trail head.