Blue Bird Conservation

GSHPA Troop 40170 Daisies spent this past year working on their 3 Cheers for Animals Journey. For their Red Robin Project, they completed a Blue Bird conservation program with the Pennsylvania Game Commission during which they learned why blue birds are important to Pennsylvania and received blue bird box kits. The troop then received permission from Harris Township and installed three boxes in Nittany View Park. The birds are already utilizing their new homes!

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Summer Program Update

This past weekend our older girls finished out our summer program series with Trout Unlimited’s S.T.R.E.A.M Girls program. We learned about stream conservation (how to tell if a stream is healthy by surveying macroinvertebrates, measuring water flow, etc) and how to fly fish.

All told, Service Unit 416 organized and ran 7 different programs benefiting 68 girls this summer. A huge thanks goes out to our adult volunteers who made these programs possible by organizing and developing programing and volunteering as supervising adults: David and Nicolle Nicastro (Troop 40170), Christine Clouse (Troop 40213 and 40427), Megan Roberts (Troop 40170), Jen Leopard (Troop 40080), and Verna Kale (Troop 40421).

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Sunflower Tending

The sunflowers at Tudek Park are growing nicely thanks to all our dedicated waterers. For July, we only need to water the plot twice weekly. If you would like to help, please sign up here.

We are still working on a border of painted rocks and need your help! Troops (or individual families) are invited to paint rocks and leave them around the edge of the plot. We encourage groups to use these (or similar) rocks in order to provide uniformity. Rocks should be clear coated in order to protect against the elements.

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Girl Scouts in the Gardens

The sunflowers in Tudek Park are continuing to grow, but we still need your help to make our Sunflower House a reality! In addition to helping with watering, we would also like to add a border of painted rocks. Troops (or individual families) are invited to paint rocks and leave them around the edge of the plot. We encourage groups to use these (or similar) rocks in order to provide uniformity. Rocks should be clear coated in order to protect against the elements.

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