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In January 2009, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) began an assessment of its thirteen council-owned camps as well as leased outdoor program facilities in order to determine if these sites were — now or in the future — able to meet the outdoor recreational needs of the over 35,000 girl members in grades K-12 in its 27-county jurisdiction.
S'MORE Magazine, a publication of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) received the MarCom Gold Award, and its Web site received honorable mention for 2009.
President Barack Obama has signed the Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coin Act authorizing the minting of 350,000 silver dollar coins in honor of Girl Scouts and the achievements of the 50 million women across the nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting.
New York, N.Y.–Girl Scouts everywhere are encouraged to tell the world how they are Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational Leaders by entering the Justine R.E.A.L. Girl contest where the prize is a feature in the national teen/tween lifestyle magazine, Justine.
Pittsburgh, PA: On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) will be one of approximately 250 non-profits in Allegheny County chosen by the Pittsburgh Foundation to benefit from the PittsburghGives Match Day.
NEW YORK, NY—Girl Scouts of the USA is pleased to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to serve as its Honorary National President.
Throughout our almost 100 year history, Girl Scouts have accumulated a strong knowledge base and significant expertise on girls’ healthy growth and development. This expertise has helped us create innovative programs that provide girls with a rich and meaningful Girl Scout experience. Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is being recognized by the Healthy Youth Development Initiative as an Asset Builder in Erie County.
Girl Scouts are focusing on the 2010 Thinking Day theme, Together, we can end extreme poverty and hunger! by helping to mark the 10th anniversary of the Fall FoodShare Food Drive. By connecting and taking action with Giant Eagle and their local food banks, Girl Scouts are collecting food for needy families in the community.
This fall, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) begins its new membership year by encouraging girls to be at the forefront of ecological stewardship. Inspired by girls who indicated that protecting the environment is a top priority for young people, Girl Scouts is introducing a new set of environmentally-themed leadership development books entitled, It’s Your Planet—Love It. This program resource, used by troops and at council events, provides girls with leadership development opportunities as they complete activities and exercises that focus on
conservation, reducing pollution and renewable and reusable resources.
With the City of Pittsburgh hosting the G-20 Summit on September 24-25, 2009, and with most of the meetings and social events taking place in the Downtown business district, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and other businesses are making alternative plans to help address the needs of customers during this time.