It is our hope to reconnect as a Service Unit and facilitate inter-troop discussion and activities. To that end, we have created leader discussion lists for all levels. All troop leaders should have received an email with the information for their level specific lists. If you are a troop volunteer interested in connecting with other leaders, please feel free to subscribe to the discussion list for your level:
These lists are a place to ask questions or share ideas directly with other area leaders and are members only. While we only added Troop Leaders to the initial lists, any SU416 parent or volunteer is welcome to subscribe and join the discussion!
We are additionally working on organizing leader meetings for each level. Brownies have already started (big thanks to Jordan Joyce!) and we hope to schedule the other levels soon. If you are interested in helping to organize these meetings, please shoot an email out to your level’s discussion list!
Finally, we are working on expanding the Service Unit Leadership Team by formalizing a number of leadership roles. Information on these roles and how you can get involved with Service Unit Leadership will be coming out soon! SU Leadership roles are not just for Troop Leaders – any SU 416 parent is welcome to join our leadership team!
Girl Scout Troop 40418 did a virtual party with The Brave Beanie Project, a local organization, and made 6 beanies. The beanies will go to kids across the country who are chronically ill or have disabilities. What a fun and meaningful project!
This is a great service project for ages 10 and up. No special skills are needed, and the organization provided all of the supplies and ran a 1 hour Google class for us. The hat part of the beanies are crocheted by volunteers; and our girls put on the yarn hair with a crochet hook and then styled it.
We will have an in person Service Unit meeting in the café in Wegman’s State College on January 8th at 1PM.
We hope that every troop will send a representative so that we can start planning community wide events in 2020. Attending Service Unit meetings is a great way to meet other troop leaders, ask questions, and learn what kinds of things other troops in the area are doing.
All Girl Scouts are invited to help us spread holiday cheer to the residents of Juniper Village on December 12th.. We will zoom into Juniper Village from the church so the residents can hear all the voices singing. Scouts can participate either in-person, or virtual.
Over the summer, Brownies from Troop 41162 grow a Sunflower House in Tudek Park with the help of the entire Service Unit. Thank you to all our dedicated Sunflower Tenders as well as the girls who painted rocks to help line the house entrance!