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Registration Deadline for Events:
Registration for all council-run events will close once publicly promoted capacity is met or one week prior to the event start date.

Refund Policy for Events
Program fee refunds will not be issued for cancellations received one week or less before the program start date.

Cancellation Policy for Free Events
(Does not apply to Summer Camp program):

If you have registered for a FREE council-run event and can no longer attend, please notify GSHPA's Member Services team immediately at 800.692.7816 so we can open the spot to a waitlisted Girl Scout.
 

Events List
 


Introduction to Backpacking at Hickory Run

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 17, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Introduction is the first step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is intended for both adults and girls (Juniors-Ambassadors) who wish to learn the skills necessary to go on an overnight backpacking trip. Topics covered include: Leave No Trace principles, how to use typical backpacking gear, and basic outdoor safety. Day hikes prior to this course are encouraged. The morning will be classroom based and a group hike (1-2 miles) will take place after lunch. Please bring your own water bottle and bag lunch.

Adult Enrichment: Volunteer-Led Groups Sampler at Happy Valley

Date: Sun May 02, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Did you know that GSHPA has three volunteer-led groups? Join us at Camp Happy Valley to learn all about the programs available to girls and/or how you can become involved as a volunteer with one of these three groups: Foxfire Nature Explorers, and Backpacking!
 

Camp Furnace Hills Open House

Date: Sun May 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Join Furnace Hills Camping Association and GSHPA for an Open House event at Camp Furnace Hills!

Level 1 Backpacking: Pinchot Trail/Pinchot State Forest

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Level 1 is the second step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is intended for girls (Juniors-Ambassadors) who have taken the Introduction course and are ready for one night outdoors. The course will begin and end at the Manny Gordon Recreation Area Pavilion in Pinchot State Forest. Drop-off time is 10am on Saturday and pick-up at 1pm on Sunday. This event is open to GSHPA members only.

Level 1 Backpacking: Weiser State Forest

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun May 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Level 1 is the second step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is intended for girls (Juniors-Ambassadors) who have taken the Introduction course and are ready for one night outdoors. The course will begin and end at the Rowland Picnic Area in the Haldeman Tract of Weiser State Forest (near Camp Small Valley). Drop off time is 10am on Saturday and pick up at 1pm on Sunday.

Level 2 Backpacking: Rothrock State Forest (State College, PA)

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jun 25, 9:00 AM - Sun Jun 27, 1:00 PM EST

Level 2 is the third step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is for girls who have completed two Level 1 courses and are ready to test their skills during a 2-night backpacking trip. This course will begin and end in Rothrock State Forest. Drop-off time is 7pm on Friday and pick-up is 1pm on Sunday. This event is open to GSHPA members only.

Level 3 Backpacking: Laurel Highlands Trail (Seward, PA)

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jul 31, 12:00 PM - Wed Aug 04, 1:00 PM EST

Level 3 Backpacking: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail 

 

Level 3 is the fourth and final step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is for girls who are comfortable backpacking for 4 nights with a loaded backpack who have completed a combination of a total of three Level 1 and Level 2 courses, with at least one Level 1 and one Level 2. This course will begin and end at the Seward Trailhead of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Drop-off time is 12pm on Saturday and pick-up is 1pm on Wednesday. Transportation is not provided. This event is open to GSHPA members only.