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.
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!
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.
Girls in grades K-12 are invited to experience day and resident camp this summer with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA).
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) will conduct Early Bird/Spring Registration this year through June 30, 2009. Early Bird/Spring Registration ensures a girl’s place in the troop and helps leaders plan for the upcoming year.
Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI, announced a voluntary recall on April 8, 2009 involving certain code dates of 7.5 oz Girl Scouts Pistachios packed in pop top cans. This recall is in response to the voluntary recall of pistachios announced by Setton Farms on April 6, 2009 as a result of possible Salmonella contamination.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador in grades 9-12 may earn. Someone once described the Girl Scout Gold Award as being "what you really want to be remembered for" in Girl Scouting. For many, the leadership skills, organizational skills, and sense of community and commitment that come from "going for the Gold" set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.
Pittsburgh, PA – Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s Alumnae Association will partner with Getting to the Point, Inc, Pittsburgh’s premier independent relocation service, to sponsor the Mentor-For-A-Day Job Shadowing program.
Johnstown, PA – The 32nd Annual Girl Scout Dinner will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, PA. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater.