Outdoor Challenge

Winter is wrapping up and we are tiptoeing into spring. Please be sure to place your winter challenge patch orders and start working on spring!

If you have ideas you would like to see incorporated into future challenges or think your troop might want to design the 2020 patch, please let us know!

While the preferred delivery method for patches is Service Unit Pickup, we have added an option to have your patches delivered by USPS.

From your Service Unit Leader:

Are we ready for Cookie Booth Season?

Parents (and girls) should check out Girl Scout’s new PSA about the benefits of selling cookies and then scroll further down the page to read about the skills girls take away from selling cookies.  I personally am amazed at the confidence my troop has built over the years.  Troop Cookie Liaisons are encouraged to check out our Cookie Booth Predictor before a booth to see what they may need and upload their numbers after a cookie booth is completed.

Communication:

We try our best to keep communication flowing. All events are posted on the www.statecollegegirlscouts.org/ website as soon as we are able to put them up. I encourage you to check this website on a regular basis.  Most events can be attended without a troop provided a parent also attends. We also post events on the public State College Girl Scouts Facebook page to share with your friends, families, and troop members. Lastly we have a Service Unit Facebook group to give parents/leaders a chance to communicate among each other and ask questions. Any troop leader can create an event on the Service Unit site – contact Megan if you need help.

Service Unit Leadership:

Our Service Unit Leadership are all volunteers. Many are Troop Leaders who want to see programming in our community. Many of the events have been the brain-child of a leader or parent who has thought wouldn’t it be great if we did … If there is an event you’d like to see let us know and we will assist you in organizing it.

Thank you to all the Parents/Leaders who have volunteered to step up to help fill the gaps in our Service Unit Leadership as older leadership aged out last year. We are still in need of assistance filling several roles. Let us know if you have a volunteer who is interested in joining our Service Unit Team.

And on that subject.  Do you love Camporees?  Do your girls love camporees?  Do you have a skill you would love to teach the girls?  We need assistance in planning and executing future Camporees.  You can help with one or all.

Contact us here to volunteer.

From your Service Unit Leader…

Thank you to everyone who came to our delegate elections in January!  We are pleased to announce that we elected the following delegates:

  • Stella Gregor – Juliette
  • Willow Martin – Troop 41154
  • Michelle Varrassa
  • Megan Roberts (alternate)
  • Lauren Lowe (alternate)
  • Lori Ebert-Tyworth (alternate)

World Thinking Day – 2/22

Our annual Service Unit World Thinking Day event is coming up on February 22 (6-7:30).  Check out the event page for information, a list of represented countries, and a list of stamps in the Service Unit’s inventory.  If you have not finalized your roster or made payment please do so ASAP.  Megan Gregor (megamoo72@hotmail.com) is the contact for this event.

Girl Scouts at the Symphony (free) – 2/24

Girl Scouts are invited to  enjoy a family concert with the Nittany Valley Symphony on February 24th at 4PM at the Bellefonte Area High School. The symphony is so excited to host the Girl Scouts they are giving Scouts a free ticket!!  Adult supervision is needed so adult tickets are only $5.

In order to obtain the tickets, you must sign up by February 15th.  Please see sign up here:  Nittany Valley Symphony Scout Night 

Spring Camporee – 5/17-19

Spring Camporee 2019 will be held at Black Moshannon State Park on May 17-19.

  • It will feature an Environmental Stewardship Theme as Scouts will give back to Black Moshannon by completing a Service Project.
  • Troops can choose to stay for the day only or can spend the night in the tent camping area.  Troops must provide their own tents.
  • Daisy Day of structured activities for Daisies
  • Brownies and up will have a range of activities to choose from on Saturday or they can simply explore the State Park.
  • Registration will open in early March.
  • If you want to help out with an upcoming camp use this form to get in contact with the camp committee!

Penn State Scout Days

Check out all the fun Scout Days at Penn State coming up in February and March: PSU Lady Lions Basketball Scout Day – 2/3,  PSU Women’s Ice Hockey Scout Day – 2/16, and Girl Scout Night at Penn State Gymnastics – 3/2.

Scout Night at the State College Spikes has been announced as August 9.