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Girl Scout Programs include STEM, STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, and Math), outdoor experiences, and program partnerships

Programs

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania's programs from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to outdoor adventures give girls the tools for a bright future while helping her discover her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker and Leader). 

 

Girls Go STEAM

Brainstorm. Invent. Conduct experiments. Create. Envision a brighter future. Girls Go STEAM programs are for our innovative problem-solvers ready to explore the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

GSHPA's Mobile STEAM lab brings the experiments, challenges, and projects right to your door! Check out our STEAM Mobile options, or Reserve the STEAM Mobile today!

 

Outdoor Experience

Be a trailblazer. Develop a passion for conservation. It is time to take an adventure and explore the world around you. See Getting Girls Outdoors to find out how you can venture out with your troop, or see below to learn more about council-sponsored outdoor experiences. 

  • Get the full outdoor experience camping out at Troop Adventure Camp
  • Enjoy fun outdoor activities at Troop Adventure Day
  • Get away at overnight camp for a week full of fun outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, campfires, and archery
  • Enjoy camping without staying overnight at one of our many fun Day Camps!

Program Partnerships

GSHPA joins forces with businesses and organizations across our footprint who want to help prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success! Check our Event Calendar for upcoming Program Partner events, and see the 2019-20 G.I.R.L. Guide below to find a Program Partner near you. 

 

Fun Patch Opportunities

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CEO Janet Donovan may not always have "Selfie with my CEO" patches in hand to distribute. If you've taken a selfie with Janet, but haven't received a patch, Submit your Selfie with the CEO and we'll mail one to you!

Draw the Lines

How do we elect our political leaders in the United States? What factors determine which candidates we are able to vote for? Why are so many people unaware, confused, or downright frustrated about voting?

We invite your Girl Scouts to earn a Draw The Lines Fun Patch from a project called Draw the Lines PA, a nonpartisan civic initiative designed to help Pennsylvania’s youth understand and have their voices heard in our democracy. This set of activities invites Girl Scouts to understand how voting works in the United States, and for older Girl Scouts, why one particular part of our system, gerrymandering, is so frustrating that many Pennsylvanians want to change it. (Gerrymandering is a result of politicians getting to choose their voters, instead of voters choosing their politicians.)

This project is nonpartisan, and offers a fun and interactive way to be an informed voter and an engaged citizen.

So how can Girl Scouts earn a Draw the Lines Fun Patch? For younger Girl Scouts, we’ve designed activities that get them thinking about how decisions get made by groups, where they live, issues they care about, solutions to public policy challenges, and communicating in writing to appropriate public officials. Older Girl Scouts will be given activities to help them understand voting and legislative redistricting, and also how to raise their voices and constructively express their opinions.

DOWNLOAD ALL THE INFO HERE

Once your Girl Scout has completed her age appropriate activities, please submit the form using this link: https://gsheartpa.wufoo.com/forms/q17hdmde0bvdyz5/. Patches will be fulfilled in the order they are received. 

BONUS: Girl Scouts age 13 and older can enter the Draw the Lines PA map drawing contest using a free online platform, they can draw their own districts.

GSHPA Council Patch
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Our GSHPA Council Patch was designed by a GSHPA Girl Scout! We're pleased to offer this fun patch on the Girl Scout online store. 

Get yours today!

 

Meet Our Program Team!

 

Have questions about programs? Reach out to our Member Services team at 800-6927816 or by email at MemberServices@gshpa.org