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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Sunflower House

Calling All Girl Scouts in State College!!  GSHPA Service Unit 416 has a plot of land at the Tudek Park Butterfly Garden.  This summer, we will be growing a Sunflower House for Girl Scouts and our community to enjoy!  Brownie Troop 41162 did a fantastic job getting the seeds planted, but we need your help watering the garden for the sunflowers to grow.  This plot needs to be watered every single day and we are hoping we can find volunteers to sign up through the link below to visit the Sunflower House, water it, and help care for it this summer.

You can sign up here.

Please feel free to sign up individually or as a troop!  Thank you in advance for helping grow a gorgeous Sunflower House and bringing much joy to our community this summer!

Questions?  Please contact the Girl Scout Butterfly Garden Coordinator:   Jordan Joyce, Brownie Troop Leader (41162) troop41162@gmail.com

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New Paddlesports Safety Facilitators

Congrats to Christine Clouse, Kathy Gipe, and Megan Roberts for completing the American Canoe Association Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (canoe) class! They spent the afternoon with the Confident Camper Foundation learning how to throw a throw bag, perform water rescues in a canoe, and plan a paddling trip. Our new Paddlesports Safety Facilitators are qualified to lead a group of Girl Scouts on a canoeing adventure.

Joan will be teaching an American Canoe Association Intro to Kayaking course on June 20th for anyone interested in learning paddling skills.

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