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.
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.