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2015 Awards of Distinction and Special Events

Supporting special events as a guest or sponsor helps our council grow Girl Scouting in our community. For additional questions or information on any of these special events, please contact donate@gswpa.org.

Pittsburgh Awards of Distinction


Presenting Sponsor

Friday, May 15, 2015
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch and program at 11:30 a.m.
Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Click here to purchase tickets.

The Awards of Distinction Luncheon recognizes eight outstanding professional women, two impressive high school students and a Girl Scout community-champion corporation. Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Lake Erie Duathlon

Lake Erie Duathlon

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505
Individual Race fee: $48
Relay: $35.50
Register here for the Lake Erie Duathlon!

This unique race format consists of a 5K run, followed by a 20K bike, then another 5K run, all at scenic Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. The bike is one entire loop of the park. Athletes can compete as an individual or as a two-person relay team (one runner and one cyclist). Each entrant receives a high-quality race premium.

Erie Awards of Distinction


Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center
7794 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509

The Erie Awards of Distinction is a luncheon celebrating the spirit of Girl Scouting. In its 7th year, 2015 Awards will be presented to an outstanding organization, Girl Scout Troop and a woman leader for their efforts in the community. In addition, GSWPA will host its 3rd Annual leadHER Mentor Day, which pairs local business women with current Girl Scouts.

Past Special Events

Cookies & Cocktails Competition partnered with Wigle Whiskey

Friday, February 20, 2015
Wigle Whiskey Barrel House

The ULTIMATE Girl Scout Cookie and Cocktail lovers event! We collaborated with Wigle Whiskey to bring an event of full of cookie and cocktail pairings. The winner was Greta Harper from BRGR Cranberry with her 'Bicylce Built For Two' cocktail paired with Savannah Smiles. Check back for pictures from this awesome event!

National Girl Scout Cookie Day

National Girl Scout Cookie Day

Friday, February 27, 2015
Multiple Locations in downtown Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, Beaver & Johnstown
Click here to find a Cookie Booth Near you!

The 2nd Annual National Girl Scouts Cookie Day in Downtown Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Erie will be the official kickoff to cookie booth sales!

Johnstown Awards of Distinction

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Monday, April 20, 2015
Private Reception, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program, 6:30 p.m.
Sunnehanna Country Club
1000 Sunnehanna Dr, Johnstown, PA 15905
Click here to purchase tickets

2015 Community Service Award: John & Michelle Polacek
Keynote: Honorable Stephen G. Burns, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Celebrating its 38th year, the Johnstown Dinner has honored countless men and women from the Johnstown area for their efforts in the community and hosted outstanding public keynote speakers who have inspired and captivated attendees at this annual event.

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