Press Releases

  • Oct 22, 2010

    Girl Scouts in Western Pennsylvania Collect Food for Needy Families

    Pittsburgh, PA - The headlines have told the story for months. Food banks in every part Pennsylvania need food to fill their shelves. That is why, as the holiday season approaches, Girl Scouts across western Pennsylvania are participating in the Annual Fall FoodShare food drive to benefit area food banks. The Fall FoodShare raises awareness of childhood hunger and the donations collected will benefit over 20,000 children in the Food Bank's 11 county service area.

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  • Oct 18, 2010

    GSWPA Hosts Halloween Festival at Camp Hawthorne Ridge

    Girard, PA - Join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) at Camp Creepy, a Halloween festival featuring games, crafts and activity stations and trick-or-treating. Camp Creepy will be held on Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 from 5-9 p.m. at Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Girard, PA.

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  • Oct 15, 2010

    Families Are Key to a Girl’s Self Esteem

    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is sponsoring programming the weekend of October 22-24, as part of the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend, whose purpose is to encourage women and girls to create a world in which beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety.

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  • Sep 21, 2010

    GSWPA Hosts Power-Up Weekend at Family First Sports Park

    Erie, PA: Join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) for a day, an overnight or a weekend full of fun at Family First Sports Park! GSWPA’s Power-Up weekend is open to girls in grades K-12 and their families. Siblings (pre-K girls and brothers) will enjoy age-appropriate programming and registered Girl Scout adults have a variety of enrichment sessions to choose from. This weekend-long event runs Oct. 8 – 10, 2010 with day, overnight and weekend options. Register by Sept. 30 and receive $15 off the price of admission.

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  • Sep 21, 2010

    GSWPA Participates in PittsburghGives Match Day

    Your gift matters. Give to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 through PittsburghGives.org and the Pittsburgh Foundation will match a portion of your contribution–making an even greater impact in the communities where we serve.

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  • Sep 20, 2010

    Girl Scouts Unveils New Brand Initiatives

    What Did You Do Today? “It’s a question all Girl Scouts can answer with pride and purpose,” states Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) CEO, Patricia A. Burkart, “As well as a brand idea that is being used in a new branding campaign by Girl Scouts across the country.”

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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Girl Scouts Collect More Than 1600 Pounds of Clothing in Summer Clothing Drive

    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) and Goodwill Industries joined forces to conduct a summer-long clothing drive at Camp Conshatawba, Camp Redwing, Camp Singing Hills and Camp Skymeadow. Girl Scouts were encouraged to collect gently used clothing from family and friends, package the items and bring the donations to camp.

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  • Sep 09, 2010

    Who Says Science is Just for Boys?

    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) announces the addition of LEGO Robotics to its Special Initiatives program offerings. Working with the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, this series will offer girls the opportunity to participate in FIRST LEGO League competitions held in December at the National Robotics and Engineering Center.

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  • Sep 02, 2010

    GSWPA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s (GSWPA) Board Development Committee is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors from candidates in Clearfield, McKean, Greene, Fayette, Washington, Bedford and Somerset Counties. Board member positions are available in three-year terms.

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  • Sep 01, 2010

    Girl Scout Day at PNC Park

    Girl Scouts and their families are invited to cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Houston Astros at PNC Park on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1:35 p.m. All Girl Scouts in attendance will receive a Pittsburgh Pirates Girl Scout Patch.

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