News from Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Every day, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania are creating positive change and inspiring others to make the world a better place.
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Click on the stories below to read the latest news releases and media alerts from GSHPA.
» 2013 Cookie Rally and Cookie College:Nearly 1,700 Girl Scouts from across the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) Council kicked off the Girl Scout Cookie season with a brand new campaign'This Is What A Girl Can Do!'at five locations throughout our 30-county service area.(January 5, 2013)
» Healthy Promise: Teaching Girl Scouts to Eat Well and Be Active:GSHPA kicked off the council-wide health initiative, Healthy Promise, at Central York High School in York on October 20. Girls got to climb a rock wall, practice their footwork with the team at Soccer Shots, and refine their skills with athletes from the York College Spartans. The grand finale was a concert by the nation’s only rock star nutritionist, Jill Jayne, who got the crowd moving with her musical performance “Jump with Jill!” (October 20, 2012)
» GSHPA's New Healthy Promise Initiative is Part of Healthy Kids' Summit:GIANT Food Stores hosted a Healthy Kids’ Summit Tuesday, September 25 at the Susan P. Byrnes Healthy Education Center in York to educate the community about what can be done to alleviate the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s very own executive vice president, Ann Goropoulos-Hughes joined fellow panelists to discuss the growing epidemic of childhood obesity along with local, regional and national efforts to address one of the fastest growing health threats facing today’s young people. (September 25, 2012)
»Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania receives $10,000 from Wells Fargo Bank: GSHPA received a $10,000 sponsorship for two upcoming 100th anniversary events being held in Hershey and Wilkes-Barre next month. Low income girls will be supported through part of the sponsorship, which will be put towards financial aid to assist with participation costs. The rest will go toward development of area Girl Scouts camps. (August 30, 2012)
» Celebrating Girl Scouts' Highest Honor - Congratulations to the newest recipients of the coveted Girl Scout Gold Award. On Saturday, June 23, 2012, 72 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) council joined the ranks of many honored young women by receiving their awards. (June 23, 2012)
» Don't miss Girl Scouts: Shaping a Century - a half-hour PBS special focused on Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, which will air on PBS stations throughout our 30-county footprint. (March 20, 2012)
» Former Girl Scout Camp Transferred to State - Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of State Parks signed a deed today that transfers ownership of Camp Gi Sco Ha, a former Girl Scout camp, to DCNR effective immediately. (March 14, 2012)
» Looking for Girl Scout Cookies nearby? There's an app for that! It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again and customers can find Girl Scout Cookie sales nearby using the free Cookie Locator mobile app – now updated to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. (February 6, 2012)
» Candy Wrapper Recycling Project a Huge Success! - Girls and troops from all across the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Council came together to help collect candy wrappers for GSHPA’s "Every Wrapper Counts" recycling effort as part of the Forever Green environmental programming initiative. (February 6, 2012)
» Girl Scout Cookie Rallies & Colleges Across the Council: Nearly 1,800 Girl Scouts from across the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) Council kicked off the Girl Scout Cookie season for the 100th year of Girl Scouting by attending the Cookie Rally and Cookie College events held in each of the five regions throughout our 30-county service area.
» Troop Pennsylvania Investiture Ceremony: Women members of the Pennsylvania state legislature came together in the Rotunda of the Main Captiol Building in Harrisburg to help Pennsylvania’s three Girl Scout Councils kick off the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting by becoming honorary members of Troop Pennsylvania. (October 18, 2011)
» Business Plan Improvements: Business plan improvements continue at GSHPA with thriving Task Force work and a successful new way of work pilot. Also several dates are set you should know about. (June 7, 2010)
» Business Plan Update: Implementation of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s business plan recommendations continues! New Task Force work begins, new way of work pilot underway and new online store goes live! (March 31, 2010)
» Cookie Advisory: Certain Lemon Chalet Creme cookies do not meet quality standards. This is NOT a recall and cookies do NOT pose any health risks. (March 5, 2010)
» The Outdoor Experience - Going from Good to Great: Girl Scouts of all ages agree that camping and the overall outdoor experience are and always will be a Girl Scout tradition. The business planning process has reconfirmed the value of this long-standing tradition and the lasting impact it has had and will continue to have on so many. This same process has also strengthened and solidified our council's commitment to making sure that it continues to be an integral part of our future. (March 4, 2010)
» World Thinking Day 2010: "Together we can end entreme poverty and hunger" is the 2010 World Thinking Day theme. Check out the World Thinking Day Resource Guide for ways to integrate the three keys to leadership into a World Thinking Day project. (February 22, 2010)
» Business Plan Update: Overview of businss planning results. Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania continues an accelerated business planning process to put our council on firm financial footing while not losing sight of our long standing tradition of developing the leadership and self-esteem of girls, the business plan continues to roll out in strategic stages. Read highlights of our most recent and/or next steps. (January 13, 2010)
» Business Plan Overview: Overview of businss planning results. Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania continues an accelerated business planning process to put our council on firm financial footing while not losing sight of our long standing tradition of developing the leadership and self-esteem of girls, the business plan continues to roll out in strategic stages. (November 2009)
» Business Plan Update: Thank you to all who participated in focus groups and/or online surveys as GSHPA works toward building a solid business plan that will help put our Council on solid financial footing and create a path by which we can best align our mission with the needs and interests of the girls we serve. We encourage more feedback. (October 9, 2009)