On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States from coast to coast. Some are calling it The Celestial Event of the Century or the Great American Eclipse due to it crossing over America!
To commemorate the event, Girl Scouts can earn a “Great American Solar Eclipse” patch!
Continue reading “Great American Solar Eclipse”
As we get ready for another year of Girl Scouts, we need help. GSHPA Service Unit 416 is a volunteer run organization. Our website is operated by volunteers. Our camporees are run by volunteers. Our Service Unit events (parades, movies, skating, world thinking day, cookie rally, etc.) are all run by volunteers. If you enjoy participating in service unit run events and meeting girls (and leaders) from other troops, please volunteer. You do not need to be a troop leader or even an adult – these important positions can be filled by any girl aged 14 and up or adult members.
First, we need to elect two delegates plus alternates to represent us to GSHPA. Delegates are the voice for our local Girl Scout community, vote on policies, and play a part in GSHPA’s governance
Second, we also need volunteers to serve on the various committees (camp, bridging, etc) that plan Service Unit events.
Third, we need facilitators for archery and canoeing. GSHPA regulations prohibit us from offering archery or canoeing at our camporees without qualified facilitators and as a result, there was no archery at this last summer camporee. If you want us to be able to offer archery at fall camporee, we need your help.
Last, we are still looking for a talented girl artist to create a community logo!
Continue reading for a description of the various posts and committees we need to fill as well as the interest form.
Continue reading “We Need You”
Last time we provided a list of hikes in and around State College. This list of hikes are also good for any scout level, easy to find, and are within an hour’s drive of State College.
Continue reading “Hikes for Beginners Pt 2”
Christine and Megan will be leading work sessions at the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden on Wednesday’s from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Come out to learn about the plants and the animals the habitat supports and help us to maintain this beautiful resource. Girls of all levels are welcome to come out and work on a variety of badges or journeys, to earn community service hours, or just to learn about the plants and pollinators they support.
We encourage anyone planning to come to a work session to sign-up so that we can notify you of any scheduling changes or special needs for that day. If you are interested in helping out, but neither Wednesday’s or Saturdays work with your schedule, please contact us and we can work something out. There is plenty to be done at the garden and even 10 minutes just to pull a couple of weeds can make a big difference.
No experience is needed – just a willingness to get dirty.
Sign up for a work session here.