Early Bird Renewal and Mentoring Opportunities

Girls who renew their GSHPA membership before April 30th will receive $10 in Go Dough. Girls can use Go Dough for membership, Girl Scout shop orders, council events, or they can even transfer it to a troop or Service Unit. GSHPA is no longer mailing out cards for the Go Dough, instead girls would use this form to use Go Dough.

New girls who join now have an extended year option ($35 for membership through 2022) and would be eligible to attend the Service Unit summer outdoor fun events.

We are additionally looking for older girl troops to run a Starter Troop. For 4 to 6 weeks, older girls will plan and lead troop meetings for Daisy/Brownie age girls with the goal of recruiting parents/caregivers to take over leadership of the troop. This would be a great way for Juniors to earn Junior Aide or Cadettes to earn Leader in Action and work towards Program Aide! Connect with your Volunteer Support Coordinator or contact the service unit if you are interested!

Girls can earn a Recruiter patch by completing the Recruiter Patch Challenge!

Girl Scouts Outside

With the weather turning, we hope to see all our G.I.R.L.s Get Outside!

Be sure to check out the Spring Outdoor Challenge. If your troop does something fun and exciting, please email us at thismonth@statecollegegirlscouts.org.

On May 22nd, all GSHPA SU 416 members are invited to attend a CRPR Scavenger Hunt.

In June, we will be having Outdoor Fun days at Bald Eagle State Park for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Cadette Outdoor Fun will be July 17 with more details about this event released in May.

Senior and Ambassador families should expect to receive an email from Service Unit leadership about coordinating an event for your girls.

In September we will be holding a Back to Basics camporee at Camp Anderson.

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Wayne Township Nature Park

Wayne Township Nature Park (191 Linnippi Trail, Lock Haven) is 45 minutes from State College and well worth the drive. There are so many fun treasures for Girl Scouts to discover high and low along the easy flat trails. Spring is a great time to visit, as much of the trail is beside a beautiful flowing creek. Before you start you hike, snap a photo of the hand drawn trail map on a sign at the parking lot. You will see Big Foot on the map, don’t miss hiking over to see him!

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Gold Award: Jared Boxes

Congrats to local Girl Scout Jessica Zajac from Troop 40436 on earning her Gold Award!

Jessica partnered with the Jared Box Project in order to expand the program across the country through Girl Scouts. Jessica created a video explaining how to make a Jared Box along with lesson plans to incorporate the Jared Box project into badge programs for each Girl Scout level.

In addition to creating Girl Scout badge lesson plans that will help younger Girl Scouts get involved in the Jared Box program, Jessica established the Jared Box program in a new hospital in York. This hospital is now accepting Jared Box donations and is now able to hand out boxes to children in order to ease their hospital stay. Finally, Jessica created nearly 30 Jared Boxes to be donated to hospitals across the country.

Continue reading to learn more about the lesson plans she created, her plans for after high school, and a letter to younger Girl Scouts.

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