Gabriel Patches

As part of their Bronze Project, girls from Troop 40170 designed a Gabriel Patch for girls who want to help expectant mothers. Girls can earn this patch by learning about organizations that help expectant or new mothers and then helping expectant or new mothers either by volunteering time or donating supplies.

Proceeds from the patch sale will be used to buy supplies for the Gabriel Project at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. The Gabriel Project works with women in crisis pregnancies to provide them with needed supplies and support. Troops wishing to learn more about the OLV Gabriel Project can email

Fall Camporee Update

Based on feedback from several members, we are opening up Fall Camporee to families. This means that girls have the option of attending either with a troop following GSHPA girl/adult ratios or with their family.

Adults attending as part of a family are NOT required to be registered and cleared Troop Activities Chaperones in order to stay overnight with their families. Unregistered adults do not count towards ratios for any troop that they are affiliated with. Families with unregistered adults attending will be sleeping in a different section of the camp than troops that are following ratios.

Please feel free to email if you have any questions about this update! We hope that all our girls will be able to enjoy a fun day at camp, either with their troop or their family.

Click here for more information or to register.

Summer Program Update

This past weekend our older girls finished out our summer program series with Trout Unlimited’s S.T.R.E.A.M Girls program. We learned about stream conservation (how to tell if a stream is healthy by surveying macroinvertebrates, measuring water flow, etc) and how to fly fish.

All told, Service Unit 416 organized and ran 7 different programs benefiting 68 girls this summer. A huge thanks goes out to our adult volunteers who made these programs possible by organizing and developing programing and volunteering as supervising adults: David and Nicolle Nicastro (Troop 40170), Christine Clouse (Troop 40213 and 40427), Megan Roberts (Troop 40170), Jen Leopard (Troop 40080), and Verna Kale (Troop 40421).

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