As families start thinking about their children returning to school, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is inviting girls to join the fun and register for Girl Scouts.
Providing countless opportunities for making friends, trying new things, and exercising leadership skills through activities like building robots, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports, and more, Girl Scouts is an exciting way to engage girls all year round.
National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show it’s not just what girls do, but how they do it that makes Girl Scouts so beneficial. Girl Scouts is unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to girls learning in a hands-on and active way, they are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them. Girl Scouts is the largest girl-led organization in the world, and it is a significant contributor to its members’ success in and enjoyment of life.
Girl Scouts also provides benefits that directly complement all of the great work girls are already doing in school every day. Girls who experience learning by doing and who are a part of a girl-led program learn not to avoid things that are hard for them, but rather to take these challenges head on, practice creative problem solving, learn from mistakes, and grow—all skills that will help girls succeed throughout school and life.
To join Girl Scouts or learn more, please visit: gswpa.org/join or attend a Family Information Night near you:
- Wednesday, Aug. 26, Springboro Community Center, 140 North Main, Springboro, 4-5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 8, Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Company’s Community Building, Gearhart Rd., Pulaski, 7-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 9, Oil City Library, 2 Central Avenue, Oil City, 6-8 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 10, Harborcreek Township building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Erie, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 16, Trinity Lutheran Church, 819 Columbia Ave., Grove City, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 24, Rice Avenue Community Library, 705 Rice Ave., Girard, 6-8 p.m.
While Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12, anyone over the age of 18 can become a Girl Scout volunteer. Girls cannot experience the positive impact of Girl Scouts without adult volunteers, and each adult who volunteers has the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a girl. Girl Scout volunteers come from all walks of life; they are men, women, young professionals, retirees, college students, and more. Both girls and adult volunteers can join at any time of the year. Visit gswpa.org/volunteer to find out more about becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of theUSA is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The 2.8-million-member organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, call 1-800-248-3355 or visit gswpa.org.