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Event List

 

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
 


Becoming Me Program Series: Juniors - January/February

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Thu Jan 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Join GSHPA in this four-part program series where we discover who we are and what we want to become! Through a series of badge activities, journaling, and independent activities Juniors will learn how to tell their own stories and support each other throughout their Girl Scout journey!

This program consists of a combination of FOUR live meetings via Zoom and independent activities.

Meeting One: Thursday, January 27th, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Two: Thursday, February 3rd, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Three: Thursday, February 10th, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Four: Thursday, February 17th, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Troop Adventure Camp (JCS) at Camp Archbald

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jan 29, 9:30 AM - Sun Jan 30, 3:00 PM EST

Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors come and enjoy an adventurous weekend at Camp Archbald! Join us for winter camping and outdoor challenges!

Virtual Discover Outdoors Indoors Survival (CSA)

Date: Thu Feb 03, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

This online activity is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who are interested in learning more about wilderness survival.

Troop Adventure Day (DBJ) at Camp Furnace Hills

Date: Sat Feb 05, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Campers will take part in a variety of activities that camp has to offer. Specific activities will be decided closer to the date of the event and based on the weather. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather. You will remain outdoors for the duration of the event.

Experienced Leader Training

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Feb 09, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Experienced Leaders spoke, and we listened! All new Experienced Leader Training!

We heard Experienced Leaders requests for training! We will review Clearances, Safety Activity Checkpoints, Troop Travel, Additional Money Earning, Higher Awards, and much, much more!! The training will be recorded and shared to gsLearn. Zoom link will be sent out 3 days before the event.

2022 World Thinking Day Celebration

Date: Tue Feb 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Join us for a celebration for World Thinking Day! We will be covering this year's theme of "Our World Our Equal Future" in a number of engaging activities.

Virtual Badge Day: Daisy Digital Leadership, March 2, 2022

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Mar 02, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Join Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and complete one of the NEW 2021 Digital Leadership badges for Daisies! This program is being offered a second time to accommodate those who are unable to attend the October 6, 2021 session.

Virtual Badge Day: Brownie Digital Leadership, March 7, 2022

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Mon Mar 07, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Join Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and complete one of the NEW 2021 Digital Leadership badges for Brownies! This program is being offered a second time to accommodate those who are unable to attend the October 20, 2021 session.

Virtual Badge Day: DBJ My Best Self

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Tue Mar 08, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

This online badge day is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors who are interested in earning their My Best Self badge. Girls will participate in a variety of fun activities while learning about getting to know and respect their bodies, the best ways to eat and play, and taking care of their health.

Virtual Badge Day: Junior Digital Leadership, March 16, 2022

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Mar 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Join Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and complete one of the NEW 2021 Digital Leadership badges for Juniors! This program is being offered a second time to accommodate those who are unable to attend the October 25, 2021 session.

Virtual Badge Day: Cadette Digital Leadership, March 21, 2022

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Mon Mar 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Join Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and complete one of the NEW 2021 Digital Leadeship badges for Cadettes! This program is being offered a second time to accommodate those who are unable to attend the October 25, 2021 session.

Virtual Badge Day: CSA Sky Badge

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Thu Mar 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

This online badge day is for Seniors who are interested in earning their Sky badge. Cadettes & Ambassadors are also welcome, but will not earn a badge. Girls will have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the sky, investigate the science behind their favorite weather, learn how to help clear sky pollution, and much more!

GSHPA Outdoor & Property Basics for Leaders at Small Valley

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 26, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Eager to take your girls to a GSHPA Camp Property? Come to this training and learn from a variety of experienced volunteers and council staff!

Even though the training is being held at Camp Small Valley, the tips and tricks you will learn will be relevant for all four of our properties and you’ll walk away with tip sheets to aid you with planning. You will also have a chance to try out or refine a variety of outdoor skills!

Foxfire House: Food, Fiber, and Folklore

Date: Sat Mar 26, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

Experience life on a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead at Foxfire House located in Camp Furnace Hills. Make a pie from scratch and then bake it in the squirrel tail oven. Try some period crafts such as weaving and needle scratched dyed eggs. Participants will need to bring a bag lunch.

Foxfire House: Lizzie

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Mar 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Take a step back into the 1800's and enjoy some activities that Lizzie did when she was your age at Camp Furnace Hills. Enjoy a tour of Foxfire House and travel back in time to learn about clothing, make a couple of simple toys, twist a pretzel and play some games.

GSHPA Outdoor & Property Basics for Leaders at Camp Archbald

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 02, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Eager to take your girls to a GSHPA Camp Property? Come to this training and learn from a variety of experienced volunteers and council staff!

Primitive Camper & Night Owl Double Badge Day at Camp Happy Valley

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 02, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

This combined, in-person Badge Day is for Cadettes who are interested in earning their Primitive Camper and Night Owl badges. Seniors & Ambassadors are welcome, but will not earn a badge.

Girls will be able to spend time at our beautiful Camp Happy Valley property while learning how to prepare for a primitive camping trip and then exploring nature after dark!

Virtual Badge Day: Brownie Senses

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Mon Apr 04, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around you. Try all five in this badge! When you've earned this badge, you'll know how you use your five senses to explore the world.

Backpacking Trail Work with Keystone Trail Association

Date: Sat Apr 09, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

New this year, the Backpack program gives back to our PA trail systems by working with the Keystone Trail Association on Trail Care in the Bald Eagle State Forest. Expect to be outside the entire time with a break for lunch.

Foxfire House: Junior Playing the Past

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 09, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

Earn the Junior Playing the Past badge as you experience life on a 19th century German farmstead at Camp Furnace Hills. Try your hand at different cooking techniques, play period games and make crafts of the time. Participants will need to bring a bag lunch.

Virtual Badge Day: Cadette Comic Artist Badge

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Apr 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

During this session, Cadettes will find out more about the world of comic art by delving into the world of comics and creating their own visual story. When they’ve earned this badge, they will know how to create their very own comic!

Virtual Badge Day: Junior Trail Adventure Badge

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Thu Apr 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Juniors join us for an hour and a half Zoom session to start earning your Trail Adventure Badge! Choose your adventure with GSHPA staff! Learn how to plan for an adventure, what gear you need to take, and practice a few skills you may need along the way!

STEM in the Outdoors at Camp Furnace

Date: Sat Apr 30, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST

Girl Scout families and troops are invited to GSHPA’s STEM in the Outdoors event! This event showcases a rotation of outdoor and STEM activities with an optional self-guided activity!

Make New Friends- May

Date: Tue May 10, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to offer a FREE Kindergarten readiness program this Spring and Summer. We will help the girls prepare for Kindergarten with confidence through fun, engaging activities.

Troop Adventure Camp (CSA) at Camp Small Valley

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 14, 9:30 AM - Sun May 15, 3:00 PM EST

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors come and enjoy an adventurous weekend at Camp Small Valley! Join us for a weekend of camping and outdoor challenges!

Foxfire Team: Between Earth and Sky Journey

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Get outdoors, Daisies! Learn about nature by exploring our historic Foxfire House garden at Camp Furnace Hills. We’ll explore the science of soil, plants, and seeds, and discover how we are connected with nature.

Troop Adventure Day (TAD) at Camp Small Valley: DBJ

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Campers will take part in a variety of activities that camp has to offer. Specific activities will be decided closer to the date of the event and based on the weather. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather. You will remain outdoors for the duration of the event.

Make New Friends- June

Date: Thu Jun 09, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to offer a FREE Kindergarten readiness program this Spring and Summer. We will help the girls prepare for Kindergarten with confidence through fun, engaging activities.

Level 2 Backpacking: Michaux State Forest

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jun 24, 7:00 PM - Sun Jun 26, 1:00 PM EST

Level 2 Backpacking

Expand your skills from your two Level One trips with longer mileage, 6-10 miles per day. Experience all that Michaux has to offer. Girls will need to have completed two Level 1 trips in order to attend.

 

Make New Friends- July

Date: Thu Jul 07, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to offer a FREE Kindergarten readiness program this Spring and Summer. We will help the girls prepare for Kindergarten with confidence through fun, engaging activities.

Resident Camp: Week 3

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 9:00 AM - Fri Jul 29, 5:00 PM EST

Summer Camp Week 3: July 24-29, 2024

Join us for a full week of outdoor exploration, self-discovery, friendship-making, and skill enhancement! During Week 3 of Resident Camp, we will be offering several theme options: Splish Splash Water Adventures (Brownies & Juniors), Survival Games (Juniors – Seniors), and Survival Games with an offsite trip option (Cadettes & Seniors)! 

Level 3 Backpacking: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Adirondacks, NY

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jul 30, 8:00 AM - Wed Aug 03, 6:00 PM EST

Level 3 Backpacking

Test your skills from Levels 1 and 2 as we embark into the Pharaoh wilderness lakes area of the Adirondacks. Camp lakeside each night. Expect to hike 6-10 miles/day.

Make New Friends- August

Date: Tue Aug 02, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to offer a FREE Kindergarten readiness program this Spring and Summer. We will help the girls prepare for Kindergarten with confidence through fun, engaging activities.