State College High School Aquaponics Tour

Cadette Troop 40421 recently took a tour of the State College High School aquaponics lab! Aquaponics is a food production system that couples aquaculture (raising aquatic animals like fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) whereby the nutrient-rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponically grown plants! Cadettes were able to meet the fish used in the system as well as do some planting!

Special thanks to senior Stella G. for taking the time to teach the Cadettes about this awesome system and given them a wonderful tour of the high school lab!

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World Thinking Day Fun!

Our 2022 World Thinking Day is a wrap! We had a fun day at Park Forest Elementary school learning about countries and cultures from across the globe. Many thanks to our leaders for helping the girls make swaps, research fun facts, and create some awesome posters!

While covid kept some of our Girl Scout sisters at home, they were with us in spirit as we learned about South Korea, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Ukraine, India, Italy, Canada, and the Czech Republic. We had 70 girls in attendance from Daisy level up to Seniors/Ambassadors.

The theme this year was “Our World, Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality.” We took a Girl Scout Tree Promise together and handed out trees for Troops to plant. Check out our WTD pictures!

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Blue Bird Conservation

GSHPA Troop 40170 Daisies spent this past year working on their 3 Cheers for Animals Journey. For their Red Robin Project, they completed a Blue Bird conservation program with the Pennsylvania Game Commission during which they learned why blue birds are important to Pennsylvania and received blue bird box kits. The troop then received permission from Harris Township and installed three boxes in Nittany View Park. The birds are already utilizing their new homes!

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Memorial Weekend in Boalsburg

GSHPA SU 416 will be participating in the following activities in Boalsburg on Memorial Weekend:

  • ??Saturday afternoon, 5/28, flowers available to places on graves
  • ??Saturday Parade, 5/28, line up at Blue Spring Park at 3:45pm (Parade steps off at 5:00).
  • ??Monday Walk to the Cemetery, 5/30, line up at the Diamond at 5:15 pm(ceremony begins at 6:00).
  • If your troop will attend the Walk to the Cemetery, email Mary Hutchinson and I will try to get their troop # mentioned in the program.

Please wear full uniforms for all official Girl Scout activities.

Questions? Contact Mary Hutchinson at 814-571-8468 or