Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Who We Are
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania formed on May 1, 2007 through the merger of four councils in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Endorsed by the national realignment plan, GSHPA was among the first Girl Scout councils in the country to unite. The council brings together decades of rich Girl Scout history that:
Serves nearly 27,000 girl members, ages 5-17, in 2,423 troops
Spans 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania
Operates six offices
Recruits nearly 12,000 adult volunteers who serve as troop leaders, mentors, board members and adult education trainers
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is committed to helping girls discover their potential, connect with others from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and take action to make their community better.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is structured regionally to better serve our volunteers, girls and communities. Our 30 counties are divided into five regions:
North – (Montoursville area office), covering Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, and Union counties
Northeast – (Scranton area office), covering Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties
South – (York/Gettysburg/Lancaster area offices), covering Adams, York and Lancaster counties
South Central – (Harrisburg area office), covering Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lebanon and Perry counties
West – (State College area office) covering Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin counties
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.