Memorial Day 2021

Thank you to all the troops and families who helped us honor our fallen soldiers by either laying flowers in the cemetery or participating in the walk to the graves during the Boalsburg Memorial Weekend activities.

Throughout the weekend, Girl Scouts and their families stopped by the cemetery to lay flowers and pay their respects to our fallen.  On Monday evening, we joined the vintage ladies, Scouts BSA, and the Boalsburg Fire Company in walking to the cemetery from the town center to patriciate in a short ceremony.

Memorial Weekend

As Girl Scouts we have two opportunities to participate in the Memorial Weekend services and celebrations.

On Saturday, May 29th, we are invited to lay flowers on the graves of all the soldiers resting in the Boalsburg Cemetery. The flowers will be in a bucket for scouts to pick up anytime Saturday afternoon. Please let us know how many scouts you will have in attendance so we can make sure to have enough flowers.

On Monday, May 31st, we are invited to participate in the Ladies Walk to the Graves. We join other groups besides the vintage ladies such as the military reenacters, local Boy Scout troops, local military groups and many others. We help lead the townspeople to the cemetery. The ceremony last about an hour to an hour and a half and ends with cannon fire. This is a very solemn ceremony.

Girl Scouts Sharing the Holiday Spirit

State College Girl Scouts were in the holiday spirit this December. Whether they were assisting with Toys for Tots wrapping, Singing at Brookline, assisting at the Elves Workshop, creating ornaments for the Arboretum’s Winter Celebration, or Decorating trees for Festival of Trees

Keep an eye out for the other amazing things our Girls do at www.facebook.com/statecollegegirlscouts/

Service Opportunities

November and December are full of opportunities for our girls to give service back to the community and Make the World a Better Place! November Nov 9: Friends of Golden Pond is looking for high school students to help with a “Family Game Night“. Nov 17: Cadette Troop 40435 will be hosting a Movie Day event at the UEC 12 in support of our Silver Project for Nittany Greyhounds. December Dec 1: The Junior Women’s Club is looking for Juniors and older Girl Scouts to help with their Elves’ Gift Shop. Dec 2: Service Unit 416 will be decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees and needs ornaments. Please send your ornaments to the Dec 2nd Service Unit meeting. Dec 15: Toys for Tots needs scout troops and youth groups to help wrap presents. Ongoing The Daisies from Troop 40170 are collecting crayons to recycle for the Crayon Initiative. If you would like to contribute crayons, please send them with your troop leader to the Service Unit meetings.
Troop 40170 wants your broken crayons!