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GSHPA Mission Moments

Five Days of STEAM Fun

  • York-based abSketches, a visual marketing company, created a workshop aimed at getting young girls between 8 and 10 years of age interested in architecture and design
  • The STEAM Summer Kickoff ran June 8-12th, and each day focused on a letter in STEAM. More than 150 girls participated, including girls from 9 different states. We received a lot of positive feedback, and science was the most popular day. While every day was fun, engineering appeared to be the favorite activity!

The Mark of the Remarkable - Class of 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts

  • Nearly 50 boxes of donated cookies from Azriel Robison, a Juliette in Service Unit 324 in Schuylkill County, made the kitchen crew at Reading Hospital very happy.
  • In celebration of the Class of 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts, GSHPA President and CEO Janet Donovan, hosted a Facebook Live event to recognize these remarkable Girl Scouts.  Each amazing girl earned this prestigious award by demonstrating the highest commitment to improving her community and advocating for lasting change. Find out more about the rigorous requirements to earn the Gold Award and hear about each Gold Award Girl Scout from the Class of 2020. Watch Janet live.

Lights, Camera, Action

  • Girl Scout Juliette Mariska of Luzerne County honored service men and women—fallen, active, and veteran—by laying wreaths in partnership with Wreaths Across America at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, Pa.
  • While everyone is practicing social distancing, it’s important for girls to connect for some virtual fun - with meaning! On June 20th, girls watched Zootopia, during Movie Night. Zootopia very effectively touches on topics that can be difficult to discuss with kids, such as stereotypes and prejudices. And, it was timely related to current events, while giving a platform to talk about how Girl Scouts can step up to be a sister to every Girl Scout. Learn more & register for the next movie night.

Gold Award Girl Scout Scholarship Recipients

  • Three Gold Award Girl Scouts, representing Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA), have been named recipients of the annual Gold Award Girl Scout Scholarship, which totals $8,000. A selection committee comprised of community volunteers evaluated 41 submissions for the scholarship and named the three finalists: Rosa Azzato, of Harrisburg, PA; Ally Byrne, of Chambersburg, PA; and Megan Gouldy, of Mechanicsburg, PA.. Congratulations!

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Board of Directors of Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA Makes Updated Decision On Camp Properties

29 Jul 2020

Nearly three years after the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA (GSHPA) voted to retain and review four out of seven of the Girl Scout council’s camp properties comes an updated decision, factoring in usage benchmark results gathered since 2017.

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Three Gold Award Girl Scouts Named Recipients of the Gold Award Girl Scout Scholarship

17 Jun 2020

Community Volunteer Selection Committee Awards First Annual Scholarship