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