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OCTOBER 2018
 


Camp Creepy - Hawthorne Ridge - 10-13-18

Date: Sat Oct 13, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

You don’t want to miss this annual festival!! Enjoy Halloween-themed games, crafts, and activity stations, created and staffed by sister Girl Scouts. You'll also get to show off your costume as you go trick-or-treating, play ghoulish games, take a haunted hike, and make s'mores around the campfire. You'll even get the chance to dance to some ghostly favorites after strolling around camp to check out all the spooky decorations! The Girl Scout Shop trading post will be open from 5-8 p.m. Stop by to see the selection of camp merchandise and novelties! Children will receive a Camp Creepy patch, Halloween bag, glow necklace, candy, prizes and crafts that they make at the craft area. Cadette-Ambassador Girl Scouts Troops may volunteer to host activity areas. Please contact Customer Care for information. A meal of hotdog, chips, cookie and drink is included with each admission. Children age 3 and under are free and do not need to register for the event; -- Children age 4 & up $20; -- Adults $4 -- ALL ATTENDEES OVER THREE YEARS OF AGE MUST PRE-REGISTER. Please note: All children must attend with a troop or guardian. NOTE:  We can accept NO WALK-IN registrations.   Registration Deadline: 10-10-18

Outdoor Skills Training - Camp Hawthorne Ridge - 10-20-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Oct 20, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Roll up your sleeves and get your outdoors on! This hands-on outdoor training experience focuses on the 8 Basic Camping skills, girl involvement in the outdoors, GSWPA information related to outdoor experiences, and much more. Pre-Requisite: Must be an approved volunteer with GSWPA Registration Deadline: 10-15-18

NOVEMBER 2018
 


Slingshot Training with Shooting Sports Refresher - 11-10-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Girl Scouts love shooting sports! Help get more girls on the range by getting trained to facilitate slingshot shooting. This course covers slingshot safety, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting. In addition to the slingshot training, this will also include a refresher on range safety and use of new archery equipment, as well as an introduction to the field archery range. Participants must have a current USA Archery Level 1 Certification. Must be 15 years old to participate in this training and 18 years old if you want to help facilitate for future Council programming. Please note: this is not a USA Archery certification course. Participants must have a current certification to participate! Registration Deadline: 11-05-18

USA Archery Level 1 & Slingshots - 11-10-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

This course covers range setup and safety, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be certified to instruct basic archery. Added bonus! Slingshot training and an introduction to the field archery range will be included. Must be 15 years old to participate in this training and 18 years old if you want to help facilitate for future Council programming. Please note: this is NOT a beginners instructional course. Previous archery experience is required. The training is a split of classroom style and experiential. Please be prepared to be indoors for the classroom portion, and outdoors for the hands on shooting portion. Dress for the weather! All participants should bring a brown-bag lunch, snack, and water bottle.  Registration Deadline: 11-05-18

Slingshot Training & Shooting Sports Refresher 11-10-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Girl Scouts love shooting sports! Help get more girls on the range by getting trained to facilitate slingshot shooting. This course covers slingshot safety, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting. In addition to the slingshot training, this will also include a refresher on range safety and use of new archery equipment, as well as an introduction to the field archery range. Participants must have a current USA Archery Level 1 Certification. Must be 15 years old to participate in this training and 18 years old if you want to help facilitate for future Council programming. Please note: this is not a USA Archery certification course. Participants must have a current certification to participate! Registration Deadline: November 5, 2018

USA Archery Level 1 & Slingshots 11-10-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

This course covers range setup and safety, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be certified to instruct basic archery. Added bonus! Slingshot training and an introduction to the field archery range will be included. Must be 15 years old to participate in this training and 18 years old if you want to help facilitate for future Council programming. Please note: this is NOT a beginners instructional course. Previous archery experience is required. The training is a split of classroom style and experiential. Please be prepared to be indoors for the classroom portion, and outdoors for the hands on shooting portion. Dress for the weather! All participants should bring a brown-bag lunch, snack, and water bottle. Registration Deadline:  November 5, 2018

The Art of the Tale: Winter Storytelling Badge 11-30-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Nov 30, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Throughout human history, we have gathered around the campfire to share tales of bravery, thrillers of our imagination, and pass on the traditions of our family and culture. Brownies and Juniors will complete their Storytelling Badge (badges included) and Daisies will be a delighted audience and receive a fun patch. Learn how to plan your story, set the mood, and take your audience on a magical adventure! S’mores will be included as we gather around the campfire for an evening of storytelling! Registration Deadline: 11-26-18

DECEMBER 2018
 


Triwizard Tournament - 12-01-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Dec 01, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Attention all Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Harry Potter fans! Come to Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry to compete in the Triwizard Tournament! Attempt various feats of magical aptitude to win the Triwizard Cup – solve riddles and puzzles to get to the prized dragon egg, rescue someone important to you from peril, and escape the Room of Requirement. There’ll be time to squeeze in a magical craft, too! Girls must attend with an approved adult, and all participants should bring a brown-bag lunch. Butter beer and a fun patch included. Registration Deadline: 11-26-18

JANUARY 2019
 


Mom & Me: Winter Memories Session 1 01-18-19

Date: Fri Jan 18, 7:00 PM - Sat Jan 19, 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) and spend the night in a lodge at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Build snow sculptures, make a winter craft, cross country ski, snowshoe, and sled at this winter wonderland overnight! S'mores on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included. In the event that there is not enough snow for some winter activities, other activities will be substituted. Winter fun patch included. Registration Deadline:  January 14, 2019

Mom & Me: Winter Memories Session 2 01-19-19

Date: Sat Jan 19, 7:00 PM - Sun Jan 20, 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) and spend the night in a lodge at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Build snow sculptures, make a winter craft, cross country ski, snowshoe, and sled at this winter wonderland overnight! S'mores on Saturday night, breakfast and lunch on Sunday are included. In the event that there is not enough snow for some winter activities, other activities will be substituted. Winter fun patch included. Registration Deadline:  January 14, 2019

MARCH 2019
 


Animal Badge Day (Brownies & Juniors) - 03-16-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Brownies and Juniors will gather at Camp Hawthorne Ridge to learn all about animals – pets and habitats and care – oh my! Join us in the Hawthorne Ridge nature center and experience wildlife up close and personal. Creatures small and large call Hawthorne Ridge home, come out and meet them! Badges will be included.  Registration Deadline: 03-11-19

Animal Badge Day (Cadettes & Seniors) - 03-16-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Cadettes and Seniors will gather at Camp Hawthorne Ridge to learn about animal issues worldwide. Humans and animals are deeply connected – come and see how we live together and impact each other – wild and free! Badges will be included. Registration Deadline: 03-11-19

MAY 2019
 


Sherwood Forest - 05-04-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 04, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Hear ye, hear ye! Dost thou desire a day of hearty fun at ye olde Camp Hawthorne Ridge? Come and learn how to wield a bow just like Robin Hood of yore! Test your accuracy on our target range and your dexterity on our new field range. Try your hand at using a slingshot and see if you can hit the bullseye. Special guests will be right at camp to teach girls the skills needed to be a member of Robin Hood’s outlaw group of merry women! Archery fun patch included. Girls must attend with an adult, and all participants should bring a brown-bag lunch. Registration Deadline: 04-29-19

 

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Registration Confirmation

You'll see a detailed receipt on your screen upon completion of the registration process. This receipt is your activity registration confirmation. If you do not see a detailed receipt, you have not fully completed the registration process. If this happens to you, please contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org for assistance. For some council activities, you will receive a confirmation letter via email with more activity information.

To view a list of your current activity registrations, log in to your MyGS and click MyActivities. Clicking the information icon next to each activity will provide you additional information.  

Contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org with any questions.

Refunds & Cancellations

Refunds will be given when:

  • GSWPA cancels council activity;
  • Financial Assistance is not awarded and the registrant has made a partial payment;
  • Registrant cancels their registration: 

1. By the posted registration deadline for programs/training OR

2. Two weeks prior to the camp start date. 

Refund requests submitted after these deadlines will result in forfeiture of registration fee. 

Refund requests submitted after these deadlines will be considered when a registrant cancels due to illness, family illness, or family emergency. 

Refunds will NOT be given for deposits, late arrivals, early departures, no shows, or participants who leave due to behavior or due to dissatisfaction. Financial Aid will not be refunded to members upon cancellation of activity. 

To cancel your registration use the Council Activity Cancellation and Refund Request form

Transfers

If you can’t attend a council activity for which you registered and for which you paid fully, you can request that the registration be transferred to another active member of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. To make this request, complete the Transfer Registration Request form. Requests must be submitted at least 3 business days before the council activity. Note: Financial Aid cannot be transferred.

Late Registration and Late Payment

To ensure that we have the proper amount of supplies and adult supervision available, we do not allow registrations to be processed after the posted registration deadline with the exception of waitlist registrations. Registrants who are on a waitlist will have their registration processed if a spot opens up after the registration deadline. The registration deadline that is listed with the council activity is the last date that you can register for the council activity.

If you have not paid in full by the registration deadline, your registration may be cancelled and partial payment may not be refunded.

If you want to confirm your registration was completed, check the MyActivities tab in your MyGS. If you have questions, please contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org