Press Releases

  • Jul 02, 2009

    Dairy Queen and Girl Scouts – The Blizzard is Back!

    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.

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  • Jun 29, 2009

    GSWPA Takes H1N1 Influenza Precautions

    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.

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  • Jun 18, 2009

    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Inaugural Golf Tournament

    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.

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  • Jun 12, 2009

    Girl Scout Daisy Family Reading Project

    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.

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  • Jun 05, 2009

    Girl Scouts Advocacy Network / 100th Anniversary Coin

    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.

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  • Jun 02, 2009

    GSWPA’s Camps Participate in the Summer Food Service Program

    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.

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  • Jun 01, 2009

    Girl Force… Activate the Possibilities this August

    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.

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  • May 20, 2009

    GSWPA Welcomes New Board Members

    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.

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  • May 18, 2009

    Your opinion counts! Vote for the 2010 Cookie Program Incentives.

    Both girls and adults have the opportunity to vote on incentives offered for the 2010 Cookie Program. This year’s theme, Inspired by U, encourages girls to discover what matters most to them, connect with people in their community and use the power of Girl Scout cookies to take action and make the world a better place!

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  • May 15, 2009

    US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) calls for “Caving Moratorium”

    There is a disease that is devastating hibernating bat colonies in this region. Not much is known about this except the presence of a white fungus on the muzzle and wing membrane of infected bats. This is why it is called "White Nose Syndrome" (WNS). It is suspected that WNS is transmitted from one habernacle to another from both bat to bat, and cave to human to bat.

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