State College Girl Scouts hosts three annual “Camporees” at Camp Golden Pond in Petersburg, PA: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Additionally, we collaborate in organizing an “Older Girl Weekend” (typically in June) with neighboring communities. These events bring together troops from across the entire State College area for a fun weekend of Girl Scout camaraderie and outdoor fun.
Typical camp activities may include canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking, Gaga-ball, and camp fires.
The spring Camporee (late April, early May) is a relatively unstructured weekend event where troops go out to camp to hang out, work on a badge, or anything else they decide to do as a group. They may arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning, and depart Saturday evening or Sunday by noon. Troops cook their own meals, and other than scheduling limited resources such as archery or canoeing, troops make their own programs. If there is sufficient interest and volunteer assistance available, a group dinner may be organized on Saturday. A fun patch is typically provided.
Daisies do not spend the night at this camp, unless they are accompanying an older sibling and parent. Instead, Daisies are invited to “Daisy Day” on Saturday, which is a more structured event designed to introduce Daisies and their parents to camp and its traditions.
Summer Camporee is a three-day themed weekend in late June and typically offers a badge program. This camp is highly structured and meals are prepared by camp volunteers. The event begins on Friday morning and ends by noon on Sunday. In addition to badge-specific programming, girls have the opportunity to swim, play on a sand beach, and fish at nearby Camp Blue Diamond (Lake Louise does not allow swimming).
Recent themes have included: Outdoor Adventures (2017); Animal Adventures (2016); Back to Basics (2015); Exploring the Elements: Earth, Wind, Water & Fire (2014), and Around the World (2012).
Fall Camporee occurs in September and focuses on camp skills.
“Daisy Day” is when Daisies come out to spend a day at camp. Older girls will show our newest scouts around camp and introduce them to scouting.
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Troop leaders will need to have the following forms for all participants: