Friday, June 23, 2017

Early Bird incentive winners announced!

As the old saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. 
Thankfully for our early birds (those who renewed their Girl Scout memberships between April 1 and June 15), they'll be receiving exclusive Power of G.I.R.L. patches instead! And some very lucky girls, troops and service units will receive great prizes and incentives for renewing early. 

The following girls who renewed before June 15 were randomly selected to win tickets to entertainment spots/events:

  • Isabella Korey- "The Little Mermaid" at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh 
  • Raina Little - GSWPA Day at the Pittsburgh Zoo
  • Nora Anderson - Lincoln Caverns   
  • Makayla Murphy & Ellie Richter - Altoona Curve
  • Chalcie Gervasoni - Clearfield County Fair
  • Faith Giannamore & MacKenzie Dunn - Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park

Congratulations to the following service units, which had at least 50% of girls renewed. They'll receive 25 cents per renewed girl for their service unit ACH account:
  • Baldwin/Whitehall
  • Bellwood
  • Bethel South
  • Cameron County
  • Corry
  • Glendale
  • Grove City
  •  Lakeview
  • Mercer
  • Petroleum Valley
  • Scrimshaw

In addition to the winners listed above, the first 500 girls and 105 troop leaders to renew will receive $10 shop coupons; the first 10 troops to renew at 100% will receive $50 for their troop ACH account; and the first 105 troops to have at least two leaders renew their membership and role will receive $25 for their troop ACH account. All incentive winners will receive notification via email by the end of June that they have been selected.

Didn't renew your membership yet? Even though you're no longer eligible for Early Bird incentives, you can still renew for another year of amazing Girl Scout experiences. Renew today

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Camp in the outfield at Erie SeaWolves Girl Scout Sleepover!

Girl Scouts and their families are invited for a full night of fun at UPMC Park at the Erie SeaWolves Girl Scout Sleepover on Friday, June 30.
Cheer on the Seawolves as they take on the Altoona Curve starting at 7:05 p.m., After the game, meet some SeaWolves players and get their autographs before pitching your tent in the outfield and watching a family-friendly movie on the video board! Donuts and refreshments will be provided in the morning. And all girls will receive a special SeaWolves patch!
Tickets are $14 per person for upper box seats, Smith's hot dog, Utz chips and a drink, or $8 per person for upper box seat tickets only.
To order tickets, please complete this form or contact Brendan O'Neill at (814) 456-1300 or

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New barn, new adventures at Camp Skymeadow

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) officially opened a new horse barn at Camp Skymeadow, 164 Skymeadow Lane, Avonmore, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the camp on Tuesday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m.

The barn will be the hub of the camp’s 17 equestrian resident camp programs, which serve girls in grades 2-12.

Girls in the horse programs learn about western riding, grooming techniques, and horse safety, while also enjoying Girl Scout camp traditions like campfires, songs, swimming, and archery.

By building this new barn at Camp Skymeadow and taking full advantage of its miles of beautiful woodland trails, girls of all riding levels can progress in skill and adventure this summer at resident camp.

“Equestrian programs here will help girls build confidence, master problem-solving skills, and inspire an appreciation for nature,” said Patricia A. Burkart, CEO of GSWPA, as she welcomed the crowd.

Jon Colburn, member of the GSWPA board of directors and chair of the board’s property committee, also addressed the audience before the ribbon-cutting. “This barn is an example of the board of Girl Scout Western Pennsylvania’s commitment to providing the best camp experience it possibly can.”

Girl Scouts from troop 52359 cut the ribbon to officially open the barn and kick off the 2017 summer camp season, which begins June 16.

It's not too late to register for horse programs at Camp Skymeadow! Visit our website to register today.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Let's go Bucs! Important info about GSWPA Day at the Pittsburgh Pirates

Joining us on Sunday, June 11 for Girl Scouts Day with the Pittsburgh Pirates? Be sure to stop by our office at 30 Isabella St. (right next to PNC Park) for some 'tailgating' fun before the game! Our Pittsburgh shop will also be open if you'd like to do some pre-game shopping.

Still need tickets? It's not too late! Get yours now!

Here's what you need to know to have a great time before and during the game:
Before the game:
  • The Girl Scout Shop will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by to stock up on some summer Girl Scout gear!
  • GSWPA tailgating fun starts at 11 a.m. outside the GSWPA office. (Note: We'll be on the Isabella Street side of the building, not E. General Robinson Street.) 
  • Check out our SWAP station and make your own baseball-inspired SWAP to keep or trade.
  • Get your face painted and snap some pics at our selfie station! 
  • Get some free stuff! If you haven't renewed your membership for the next Girl Scout year (which starts Oct. 1, 2017), GS staff will be on-hand to help you register online. The first 25 girls who renew their membership that day get a goodie bag! 
  • Don't forget to wear your favorite Girl Scout gear. (That goes for moms and dads, too!)
During the game:
  • Game time is at 1:35 p.m.
  • Take lots of pics and share them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #GSWPADayPirates. 
  • Have a blast! You're going to be sitting in a section with lots of your sister Girl Scouts from all around our council, so be sure to say hello and always remember the Girl Scout Law:
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
 See you next Sunday!