Thursday, April 13, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day and Girl Scout Leader's Day on April 22!

April 22 isn’t just a normal Saturday. It happens to be Earth Day AND Girl Scout Leader's Day! Need some ideas for how to celebrate? We've got you covered!


There’s no limit to what you can do to celebrate Earth Day, but the key is to get outside and enjoy everything that Mother Nature has to offer! Check out these programs and ways to get outdoors on April 22: 

Outdoor Art Badge Day at Camp Skymeadow
. Girl Scouts of all ages can complete the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor Art Badge with a day of fun art projects to display outdoors, and made using natural materials. An all-day session is being offered for Brownies-Ambassadors, and short (morning or afternoon) sessions are available for Daisies. Can’t make it on April 22? We’re hosting a second Outdoor Art Badge Day at Camp Hawthorne Ridge on May 13! Learn more and register

Tree Climbing at Camp Skymeadow. Experience the thrill of tree climbing and go as high as you can into the trees of Camp Skymeadow's great oaks!  At the time of this post, Session 3 has two spots remaining so register now. Can’t make it on April 22? We’re also offering Tree Climbing sessions on May 6! Learn more and register.

Punxsytawney Phil's Weather Extravaganza. Visit the world famous Gobbler's Knob to learn all about weather, make a SWAP, take a tour of the Phantastic Phils public art display and more at Punxsutawney Phil's Weather Extravanganza! Sign up now

Comcast Cares Day. Comcast is hosting several community service projects on April 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Girl Scouts are invited to join in this day of volunteerism! These are not Girl Scout events but they are a great way to give back. Girls must attend with a parent or troop leader and let the site leader know you are part of Girl Scouts. Here are some specific sites in our area that involve painting, landscaping, and general cleanup:
  • Bethel Park Historical Society, 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park
  • Clairton Elementary School, 501 Waddell Ave, Clairton
  • Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 PA-136, Eighty-Four
  • ABS Athletic Field (Avonmore Boro), 6th St. Ext., Avonmore

Learn more and sign up at

Get Outdoors Challenge. Can't make it to the events above? Have fun in the outdoors at your own pace—and girls could earn a one-of-a-kind patch through GSWPA’s first-ever Get Outdoors Challenge! Find out more.


Let your troop leader know how much you appreciate everything they do for Girl Scouts on Girl Scout Leader's Day! Check out these ideas for showing them how awesome they are.