Recycled Regatta

We want to extend a special congratulations to our G.I.R.L.s who competed in the Friends of Golden Pond Recycled Regatta last weekend. Not only did they all excel at an engineering challenge, they also raised $2,832.06 for Camp Golden Pond.

Troop 40170 – The Snappy Turtles

Troop 40170, 40399, and 40160 all built boats and raced them across Lake Louise. They competed along with Scouts BSA Troop 375, Cub Scout Pack 31, and several families for “Overall Champion”, “Sinking with Style”, “Most Creative Use of Recycled Materials”, and “Best Decorated”.

“40399 Castaways” and their “Beach Jeep”

The 40399 Castaways won “Most Creative Use of Recycled Materials” in the Age 8-12 division for their flipper propelled “Beach Jeep”.

Troop 40160 – “The Kitchy Ratchies”

Troop 40160 managed to snag “Best Decorated” for the Age 12-17 division. The judges were convinced they built this pod-racer style boat from the wreckage of a ship to escape a desert island.

You go G.I.R.L.s!

To see more pictures or learn about the Scouts BSA troops our girls were up against, check out the Friends of Golden Pond Regatta Recap.


A special Thank You goes out to Trout Unlimited for putting on the STREAM Girls event at Black Moshannon on August 17. The girls who attended learned about aquatic bug exploration, stream math, fly tying, fly casting, art, and more. We look forward to a continued partnership with Trout Unlimited and having them present many more great learning opportunities for our girls.

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2019 Scout Days – We ARE!!

Penn State Athletics has set a schedule for 2019 Scout Days with various athletics teams.

Penn State Athletics has created a fun badge program. At your first Penn State Athletics Scout event Scouts will receive a Nittany Lion logo patch center along with the rocker for that sport. For all sports after that, you will receive another sports rocker. How many sports rockers can your troop add to their Nittany Logo patch?

Penn State Athletics has set up a website to list all of the fun sports related activities that Girl Scouts can attend and a place to purchase tickets . The website is

Current confirmed sports dates are listed here but keep checking the site as more will be added and expanded to 2020.

Football: September 7th – includes patch and rocker, t-shirt and pre-game jamboree at Medlar Field

Field Hockey: September 29th

Men’s Soccer: October 6th (free admission)

Volleyball: October 12th

Women’s Ice Hockey: November 24th (also February 29th, 2020)

From the Service Unit Lead

Welcome to August scouting families. While you are looking forward to the start of a new School year I am starting to look a little farther towards the start of a new Scout Year on October 1st.

Over the next few months we will be working on adding events to the calendar. If there is a badge you’d like to plan or event you’d like to organize please reach out to the Service Unit Team and we will help you get it on the events calendar. You can also attend Service Unit meetings and pitch your idea there. We are open to new ideas and activities. There are a over 250 girls currently registered as part of Service Unit 416 so if you see an interest in it there will probably be other girls interested in it also.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Hope to see you at Fall Camporee and/or the Service Unit Bridging/Investiture/Rededication Ceremony. See below for further details on these events.


Join us for the Service Unit’s Annual Bridging/Investiture/Rededication ceremony at Orchard Park on September 8th (5pm-6:30pm). Please register ahead of time so we know how many people to expect.

This event will celebrate three traditional Girl Scout ceremonies in one event.

  • Bridging ceremonies mark a girl’s move from one level of Girl Scouting to another.

  • Investiture welcomes new members—girls and adults—into the Girl Scout family for the first time.

  • Rededication ceremonies are an opportunity for girls and adults to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Check out the Girl Scout website to learn more about other Important Ceremonies in Girl Scouting.