From Your Service Unit Leader…

Volunteering in the Service Unit

Check out all the great Troop and Volunteer led events coming up:

Reminder any Troop or Volunteer can organize an event at the Service Unit Level.  This includes events for a single Girl Scout level.  Come share an idea at the Service Unit Meeting (our next one will be November 4th at 6:30 pm) or Contact Us to put an event on the calendar.


Service Unit 416 is in need of 3 delegates and 3 alternates. Delegates serve as our voice in the council, vote at the annual meeting, and attend biannual governance meetings. For more information about delegates see

Being a delegate or alternate is not a demanding position and is a great assistance to our Service Unit. The only way that we can make sure GSHPA is moving in the direction we want is to ensure that we have a voice at the table and the way we do that is with our delegates.

All members (girl and adult) aged 14 and older are eligible to serve as either delegate or alternate.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve as the voice for the State College Girl Scouts or get more information on the responsibilities, please contact us.

We will be taking nominations until Nov 18th.

C/S/A Organizer(s)

As Girl Scouts get older the troops traditionally get smaller or many C/S/A choose to become Juliettes. The Service Unit is looking for dedicated volunteer(s) to help meet the unique needs of older Girls as they continue on their Girl Scout Adventure.  This can be planning a journey event, badge activities, or fun meet-ups (such as a pizza and bowling day).  It could also include a Silver or Gold mentor to assist girls and leaders who are working towards these awards.  If you are a parent, leader, retired leader who wants to see our older girls maximize their Girls Scout experience please contact us.


The Service Unit is in need of 1-2 people to take over the Treasurer Duties.  This is a necessary position that can be done by any registered cleared adult.  It is not a large time commitment but is of great assistance in the smooth running of the Service Unit.

Camp Committee

We will have a Camp Committee Meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 6 pm at Centre Region Council of Governments (2643 Gateway Dr – State College).

As you may know the Service Unit put on several Camporees last Girl Scout year.  Many of the people who ran those camps are stepping down.  If we wish to continue to put on camps a new Camp Committee needs to be formed.  We are looking for people to investigate where we can have camps in the future as well as plan camps.  Please let us know if you are interested in assisting – Contact Us.

Golden Pond Updates

Friends of Golden Pond is working to reopen the camp for Spring 2019 and move all costs and maintenance associated with the property to Friends of Golden Pond.

GSHPA and Friends of Camp Louise are in the process of negotiating a sales agreement.

To review the property committee meeting minutes click here.

Service Opportunities

November and December are full of opportunities for our girls to give service back to the community and Make the World a Better Place!


Nov 9: Friends of Golden Pond is looking for high school students to help with a “Family Game Night“.

Nov 17: Cadette Troop 40435 will be hosting a Movie Day event at the UEC 12 in support of our Silver Project for Nittany Greyhounds.


Dec 1: The Junior Women’s Club is looking for Juniors and older Girl Scouts to help with their Elves’ Gift Shop.

Dec 2: Service Unit 416 will be decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees and needs ornaments. Please send your ornaments to the Dec 2nd Service Unit meeting.

Dec 15: Toys for Tots needs scout troops and youth groups to help wrap presents.


The Daisies from Troop 40170 are collecting crayons to recycle for the Crayon Initiative. If you would like to contribute crayons, please send them with your troop leader to the Service Unit meetings.

Troop 40170 wants your broken crayons!

This Month In State College

Troop 40418 Bronze Award – Centre Wildlife Care

The girls of Troop 40418 researched many organizations and thought about needs in their community.  They all have a love of animals and so decided to visit Centre Wildlife Care to learn more about the organization, and see how they could help the organization with their needs. Centre Wildlife Care cares for injured and sick local animals for the purpose of releasing them back into the wild. CWC said that a big way the girls could help was with bringing in donations. We also noticed that there were sugar gliders and other marsupials there that were huddled in fleece hanging pouches in their cages. Continue reading “Troop 40418 Bronze Award – Centre Wildlife Care”