Press Releases

  • Nov 23, 2009

    CARE and Girl Scouts Believe that Every Girl Can Become a Force for Change

    CARE, Girl Scouts of the USA, Seventeen magazine and The Documentary Group set into motion The Power of Girls, a ground-breaking partnership that will connect girls worldwide and mobilize them around important global issues, including the critical role that girls' education and leadership plays in addressing poverty. The Power of Girls puts girls at the heart of a conversation about the most important issues of our time.

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  • Nov 16, 2009

    Ten-Month Program and Property Assessment Process Nears Completion

    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.

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  • Nov 16, 2009

    GSWPA Wins MarCom Competition

    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.

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  • Oct 30, 2009

    President Obama Signs Girl Scout Commemorative Coin Act

    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.

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  • Oct 26, 2009

    Girl Scouts and Justine Magazine Partner for R.E.A.L. Girl Contest

    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.

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  • Oct 21, 2009

    GSWPA Participates in PittsburghGives Match Day

    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.

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  • Oct 09, 2009

    Michelle Obama Becomes Honorary National President

    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.

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  • Sep 28, 2009

    GSWPA Recognized as an Asset Builder in Healthy Youth Development

    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.

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  • Sep 21, 2009

    Fall FoodShare Food Drive Focuses on the 2010 Thinking Day Theme

    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.

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  • Sep 18, 2009

    Inspiring Girls Who Do Great Things

    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.

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