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.
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s, Fall/Winter issue of S’MORE magazine is now in the homes of all registered Girl Scouts in 27 counties of Western Pennsylvania. From beads to biotech; ecology to economics; relaxation to recreation and service to style, S’MORE is full of all the good stuff in Girl Scouting!
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) was notified on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 that an 18 year old unit counselor at Camp Redwing (Renfrew, PA) who was sent home sick on Friday, July 24 was diagnosed with a confirmed case of H1N1 flu.
Erie – Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s Erie Awards of Distinction Luncheon will be held on Friday, September 18, 2009 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center.
Girl Scouts from across the nation converge on Pittsburgh to participate in Click!, a spy school for girls.
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will offer the Go Geo! program Saturday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Camp Roy Weller in Bruceton Mills, WV. This GSUSA grant-funded program is offered free of charge to girls in grades 6-10 who reside in Westmoreland County.
Jean Briancesco, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s Chief Operations Officer, announces her retirement after nearly 30 years of service to the organization.