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Spend the summer with GSHPA!

Join us for our 2nd Annual STEAM Summer Kickoff from June 14 - 18, 2021. This year you will have the chance to engage with a variety of special guests during our two live events each day and explore new STEAM topics through independent and guided activities throughout the week. 

Dr. Joe Hill-Kittle, a NASA astrophysicist, will join us Monday evening to help us shoot for the stars! Throughout the week we will be joined by experts from Pennian Bank, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Da Vinci Science Center, Byrnes Health Education Center, author Casie Fowler, and more.

Independent activities will be available online from GSHPA, Da Vinci Science Center, Dickinson Farm, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for girls to discover STEAM at home or on the go.

Registration starts May 5 -  click here for more information!

GSHPA Mission Moments

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Paying it forward

  • 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.
  • Troop 20868 Juniors were hosting a cookie booth in Lewisberry, PA when a gentleman approached the table and purchased all 103 boxes of cookies the girls had. In exchange, the girls had to go around and hand out the purchased packages for free to the customers visiting the gas station. The girls fulfilled their mission and people receiving the "free" cookies were paying it forward by donating other boxes to the troop!

Growing up Girl Scout

  • Logo for Gold Award Girl Scouts
  • Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 61371, Emma and Katy, have been cookie boothing together for 9 years and Katy has been boothing for 11 years. In those 9 years together, they've done anywhere from 8-20 booths per year in the rain, snow, wind, or 70-degree sunshine. 

    Both girls now Juniors at Loyalsock High School have had years of fun and adventure in Girl Scouts. Through cookie sales, they have been able to do more than the average girl scout including a Destination Trip to Orlando, FL. They have traveled to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire for hiking and camping and even gone whitewater rafting in Pigeon Forge, TN. Next summer they will be taking an international trip to Costa Rica!

    Katy has sold over 1000 boxes every year since she's been a Daisy with her highest total of 4,300 boxes last year. Emma has sold over 1000 boxes several times in the past few years as well.

    They are now focused on going for the Gold!

Taking action

  • Vanessa proudly wears her extended vest to show off all of her earned patches.
  • Girl Scout Troop 62057 completed their Think Like an Engineer Journey last month and loved doing their Take Action Project for it. They helped Ms. Herman at Kelly Elementary School by purchasing STEM materials with earned cookie profit money for her 3rd grade class to replace and add some new resources to her classroom.

5 million trees

  • GSHPA hosted our first tree-planting event on April 24, at Camp Small Valley in Halifax. This event was a part of a nationwide conservation initiative to plant 5 million trees in five years. Gold Award Girl Scout, Lauren Braught, hosted the event. At the event, 100 trees were planted with instruction from Lauren. Thank you to all of those who came out to support Lauren and GSHPA!