Thursday, July 12, 2018

Early bird incentive winners announced

You know what they say: “The early bird gets the worm!”

 GSWPA is thankful for our Early Birds who renewed their Girl Scout memberships between April 1 and June 15. They will receive exclusive Power of G.I.R.L. patches!

In addition, some very lucky girls, troops and service units will receive great prizes and incentives for their early renewal.

The following girls renewed before April 10 and received a complimentary GSWPA-sponsored activity of their choice in 2019 (to include their parent/guardian.)

  • Emma Dirocco 
  • Mackenzie Felouzis 
  • Katt Neill 
  • Sydney Kerekes 
  • Serena Elbel 
  • Macie Kindler-Matthews 

The following girls renewed before June 15 and were randomly selected to win tickets to local entertainment and sporting events:

  • Riley Patton – Washington Wild Things 
  • Julia Teagarden – Washington Wild Things 
  • Paige Masci – Washington Wild Things 
  • Rachel Friday – Washington Wild Things 
  • Kendra Popiesh – Washington Wild Things 
  • Savanna Fink – Phipps Conservatory 
  • Charlotte Boyle – Altoona Curve 
  • Izabella Guaglianone – Clearfield County Fair 
  • Rylee Karnes – Heinz History Center 
  • Audrey Royer – Erie Seawolves 
  • Autumn Hunt – Woodsman Show 

Also, congratulations to the following service units who had at least 50 percent of their girls renew. They will receive 25 cents per renewed girl for their service unit ACH account:

  • 1603-Scrimshaw 
  • 1631-RNR 
  • 1640-980/Freedom 
  • 2632-Petroleum Valley 
  • 2660-Cameron County 
  • 3641-Mercer 
  • 4654-Forest Hills 
  • 5207-Tingoocquia 
  • 5808-Baldwin/Whitehall 

In addition to the winners listed above, there are even more!

  • 500 girls and 50 troop leaders received $10 shop coupons.
  • 10 troops that renewed at 100% received $50 for their troop account. 
  • The first 105 troops that had at least two leaders renew their membership and role will receive $25 for their troop ACH account. 
  • 10 first-year troop leaders will receive a staff-led meeting with volunteers and girls to help build an annual activity plan for the 2019 membership year. These troops will also receive badges for one badge they plan to earn in the 2019 year. 


 All incentive winners were sent notification via email that they (or their troops) have been selected.

Haven't renewed your membership yet? You can still renew for another year of AMAZING Girl Scout experiences. Renew today.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Why Girl Scouts?


Get to know the best leadership experience in the world for girls.
  • Girls-only. Everything we do is girl-led and girl-focused and takes place in the safe space of an all-girl environment.
  • Inclusive. We welcome girls of all backgrounds and interests who want to develop the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. 
  • Proven. Our data-backed, time-tested programs are designed to meet the unique needs and specific interests of girls, including the way they learn best.
  • Leadership. We are the organization creating—through our skill-building Girl Scout Leadership Experience—the female leadership pipeline. The go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of tomorrow. 
  • Safe. Our leaders, camp counselors, and volunteers are all thoroughly vetted and our safety record is impeccable.
  • Successful. Women who were Girl Scouts have more successful careers, higher household and personal income, and are better educated.
  • Adventure. Activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, and archery offer girls opportunities to have exciting, girl-led outdoor adventures while learning important skills that teach valuable life lessons, like self-reliance, leadership, and perseverance.  
Simply put, Girl Scouts works! For more information, visit gswpa.org/difference.

Friday, June 8, 2018

10% more thanks for soldiers


Every year, customers help Girl Scouts from GSWPA send delicious Girl Scout Cookies to our U.S. military active duty and veteran service member organizations by donating to Operation: Sweet Appreciation (OSA).

On behalf of everyone at GSWPA, from girls to volunteers and staff, we're so grateful for each donation received this year. OSA donations during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program increased by 4,588 packages from last year! Donations totaled 50,461 packages that each carry a super sweet message of thanks to U.S. military women and men.

Soldiers and veterans aren't the only ones who benefit from this initiative. Check out this video about why girls at GSWPA love participating in OSA:




Donations are currently closed for the 2018 Cookie Program, but you can donate tasty snacks to our military in the fall through the MagNut Program!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Last chance for camp!

It's not too late to sign up for Girl Scout camp! Maybe you just realized that summer break has begun, or maybe she doesn't have any plans yet—don't let her miss the opportunity to come to Girl Scout summer camp with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.

There are camp programs for a variety of interests! From a traditional camp experience to building robots, there are adventures just waiting for your Girl Scout this summer.

We've listed some sessions that still have availability here, and you can check out all of the available camp programs at Camp ConshatawbaCamp Hawthorne Ridge, and Camp Skymeadow.



Conshatawba

Outdoor Artist CORE (Lodge) 06-29-18
Me & My Gal- 4th of July Summer Bash (Lodge) 07-01-18 (NEW)
Spa Retreat 07-22-18 (NEW)
Me & My Guy- Messy Mayhem - Camp Conshatawba - 08-10-18

Hawthorne Ridge 

Back to the Basics CORE 07-13-18 
Slumber Party CORE (Lodge) 07-13-18 (NEW) 
Pony Party 2.0 07-22-18 (NEW) 
Hogwarts Summer School 07-22-18 (NEW) 
Me & My Guy- Messy Mayhem - Camp Hawthorne Ridge - 07-27-18 
Adventure Squad Camp Set Sail 07-29-18 (NEW) 


Skymeadow 

Pony Party (Introduction Level) 07-15-18 (NEW)
Horse Lovers --CORE 07-18-18 (NEW)
Skymeadow Sampler -- CORE 08-01-18 (NEW)