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Jean Briancesco, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s Chief Operations Officer, announces her retirement after nearly 30 years of service to the organization.
Girl Scout Appreciation Week is part of a two-month, licensed promotion with Dairy Queen that includes the introduction of the new Girl Scouts Tagalongs® Peanut Butter Patties Blizzard Treat as the July Blizzard of the Month and the return of the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard in August.
As Girl Scout camp programs are in full gear, questions regarding H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) can be expected to increase. Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is monitoring the situation closely and taking appropriate steps based on guidelines established by the local health department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The safety of girls is the top priority of the council. GSWPA is taking the necessary steps to ensure camper’s health and welfare.
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club. The tournament will consist of an 18-hole scramble with shotgun start at 1 p.m. followed promptly by dinner and a silent auction. All proceeds support the girl program opportunities of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is partnering with families in the region to give girls the leading edge in school and with their peers through the “Follow the Reader” family reading project.
Over 5,000 teens, volunteers, staff, alumnae and friends have joined the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network to champion legislation and educate policy makers about issues affecting girls.
Camp Conshatawba, Camp Elliott, Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Camp Redwing, Camp Skymeadow and Camp Singing Hills will participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible girls, free of charge.
Girls in grades 7-12 are invited to Camp Elliott in Volant, PA to team up with members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, the two full days of this special “boot camp” are designed to build courage, confidence and character.
On April 18, 2009 Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania held their second Annual Meeting at the Syria Shrine in Cheswick, PA. Delegates, board members, volunteers, leaders and girls gathered to review the Leadership and Stewardship Report, share important achievements of girls and volunteers and elect new board members.