Brand New Things to Do

Sometimes great opportunities happen after we publish S'more.

So, when we have a great program that didn't make it into S'more, we'll list it here under Brand New Things To Do -- along with your link to Register Online for that program or event.

These Things to Do are great for troops or Indie girls. Check out the program descriptions for more details.

Don't forget to check out S'more, which provides info on almost all GSWPA programs and events.

Harthegig's Shooting Sampler Overnight
Bring your tents to some grub for a great overnight filled with shooting sports and other challenging outdoor activities at Harthegig Conservation Club! You will participate in a basic gun safety class, shoot 22 rifles in the inside range, perfect your aim with 20 gauge shotguns and flying clay discs, learn to shoot muzzleloaders (rifles form the 18th century), and try your hand a archery with 3-D targets. You will also get to experience Seneca Run Trail, an obstacle course that simulates how the Indians tested their youth by throwing tomahawks, knives spears, and rocks. You'll walk a balance beam and swing on a rope swing! Round out your day with some lessons in basic outdoor survival, Dutch over cooking, and tree identification. Girls are to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and Friday evening food. Firewood will be provided for campfires and cooking. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Dress appropriately for the weather; you will be outside most of the day. All adults must be registered, approved volunteers and at least 1 adult with a group needs the appropriate outdoor trainings. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities.
Girl Grades: 6-12
Location: Harthegig Conservation Club, 600 Rogers Hill Rd., Fredonia, PA 16124
Date/Time: May 9-10, 6 p.m. Fri.-3 p.m. Sat.
Cost: $25 per girl/$15 per adult
Minimum Capacity: 20
Registration Deadline: April 27

Harthegig's Shooting Sampler
Come out to Harthegig Conservation Club and participate in a basic gun safety class, shoot 22 rifles in the inside range, perfect your aim with 20 gauge shotguns and flying clay discs, learn to shoot muzzleloaders (rifles from the 18th century), and try your hand at archery with 3-D targets. You will also get to experience Seneca Run Trail, an obstacle course that simulates how the Indians tested their youth by throwing tomahawks, knives, spears, and rocks. You'll walk a balance beam and swing on a rope swing! Round out your day with some lessons in basic outdoor survival, Dutch over cooking, and tree identification. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather; you will be outside most of the day. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. (Please note: this option does not include the overnight).
Girl Grades: 6-12
Location: Harthegig Conservation Club, 600 Rogers Hill Rd., Fredonia, PA 16124
Date/Time: Sat. May 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $23 per girl/$13 per adult
Minimum Capacity: 20
Registration Deadline: April 27

Peter Pan
Erie Dance Conservatory presents Peter Pan, the classic tale of a mischievous boy who can fly, does not age, and enjoys his never-ending, adventurous childhood. Come and be transported to the island of Neverland, so you too can experience all of the escapades of Peter, Tinkerbelle, Wendy, Jonathan, and Michael! Following the performance will be a backstage tour and the opportunity to take photos with the dancers. (Juniors be thinking about your aMUSE Journey as you watch the dancers perform their different roles. Seniors work on your Troupe Performer badge.)
Girl Grades: K-12 and families
Location: McDowell Intermediate High School, 3320 Caughey Rd., Erie, PA 16506
Date/Time: Sat. May 31, 3-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person
Minimum Capacity: 15
Registration Deadline: May 16

2014 Girl Scout Day at PNC Park
Join us on Sunday, June 8 for an afternoon of baseball and celebrate Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania with your family and friends. Wear your sash or vest to cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers and receive a commemorative Pittsburgh Pirates patch on this special Girl Scout Day at PNC Park!
You’ll be able to participate in the following activities*:
- a salute prior to the game where all participants will line up on the PNC Park warning track and give a salute to the crowd
- be a part of the color guard
- throw the first pitch
- catch the first pitch
- take the field to meet players and get an autographed baseball
* depending on ticket sales, some activities may not be available on game day
Girl Grades: K-12 and families
Location: PNC Park
Time: Gates open: 12:05 p.m., Game start: 1:35 p.m.
Cost-Outfield Box: $30 per ticket (includes $5 loaded value for food and beverage in game)
Cost-Grandstand: $13 per child 14 and under/$20 per adult
*a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit GSWPA
To register: Go to www.pirates.com/girlscouts

OR

Fill out this form and mail or fax it with payment to:
Pittsburgh Pirates
Alexandra Layman
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax: 412-325-4947

Happy Earth-Recycled Art on Canvas
Join the instructors from artERIEbarn for a green themed beginner art class where you will create your own masterpiece on canvas to take home! The white space on the canvas will come alive through a pencil sketch, water based acrylic paints, and recyclables brought from home. Begin saving your recycled newspaper, buttons, juice/milk/pop/laundry detergent caps, and broken crayons to bring along with you. The artERIEbarn staff will provide "step by step" instruction to complete the piece for each grade level. All art materials (aside from your items from home) and tools will be provided for you to create your unique recycled piece!
Girl Grades: K-8
Location: Panera Bread, 1935 Keystone Dr., Erie, PA 16509
Date/Time: Thurs. June 12, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person/No adult fee
Minimum Capacity: 12
Registration Deadline: May 29

Girl Scout Night at the Erie SeaWolves
Come out to Jerry Uth Park for an evening filled with exciting baseball and family entertainment! Your ticket price will include admission to the game, an All-You-Can-Eat buffet (from 6pm till the end of the 6th inning including hot dogs, burgers, chicken, and sausage with two drinks), and a SeaWolves hat! (Please note: this option does not include the overnight).
Girl Grades: K-12 and families
Location: Jerry Uht Park, 110 East 10th St., Erie, PA 16510
Date/Time: Fri. Aug. 15, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person
Minimum Capacity: 5
Registration Deadline: August 3

Girl Scout Family Overnight at the Erie SeaWolves
Come out to Jerry Uht Park for an evening filled with exciting baseball, family entertainment and a sleep over on the field! Your ticket price will include admission to the game, an All-You-Can-Eat buffet (from 6pm till the end of the 6th inning including hot dogs, burgers, chicken and sausage with two drinks), a SeaWolves hat and a fun patch!
Girl Grades: K-12 and families
Location: Jerry Uht Park, 110 East 10th St., Erie, PA 16510
Date/Time: Aug. 15-16, 6 p.m. Fri.-7 a.m. Sat.
Cost: $16 per person
Minimum Capacity: 60
Registration Deadline: August 3

Brownie Bash and Junior Jam
Come on out to Camp Redwing and spend the afternoon with your troop or family earning the Girl Scout Ways, Brownie Hiker or Junior Camper Badges. This program is the perfect opportunity to share the joys of Scouting with your friends who aren't yet Scouts but who either want to or should be. Both badges earned will be presented at the end of the program during the awards ceremony. Scouts who bring a friend will receive a bring-a-friend patch and be entered in a drawing for one of four $25 program reward certificates. A snack will be provided. All Scouts must be chaperoned by either their leader, parent or guardian.
Girl Grades: 2-5
Location: Camp Redwing, 103 Rader School Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053
Date/Time: Sat. Sept. 6, 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $20 per girl/$8 per adult
Minimum Capacity: 30
Registration Deadline: August 27

It's Your World, Change It! Journey Palooza
Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to join us at Camp Redwing for this first ever Journey Palooza! This fun exciting weekend will feature the It's Your World, Change It! Journey series which helps girls understand what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world through unique leadership and advocacy challenges. Girl journey books, supplies, awards, meals and lodging included. Come on out to Camp Redwing and get your Girl Scout year started off right and get started making the world a better place. Please note that all adults are expected to help with program delivery and meal preparation during journey weekends. Overflow adults will be housed in the Outback Tent Unit and share facilities with Mary Lodge. Troops are responsible for maintaining girl/adult ratio throughout the program. Contact Beth Ann Novak for more details at bnovak@gswpa.org.
Girl Grades: 1-12 (girls will break up according to grade)
Location: Camp Redwing, 103 Rader School Road, Renfrew, PA 16053
Date/Time: Sept. 26-28, 6 p.m. Fri.-3 p.m. Sun.
Cost: $56 per girl/$32 per adult
Minimum Capacity: 15
Registration Deadline: September 13

Wonders of Water at Splash Lagoon
Brownies, bring you family and friends out to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort to end you summer right and work on a Journey in the process! You will receive some information on how Splash Lagoon uses water prior to the event. While you swim, observe how water is used and how it can be conserved. You will have the opportunity to send in a 1 paragraph summary of what you observed to council and you will be sent a fun patch in return! Responses will be compiled and sent to Splash Lagoon with any compliments or new ideas for take action. (Juniors who are working on the Staying Fit badge - this is a great active family activity!)
Girl Grades: K-12 and families
Location: Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, 8091 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509 ‎
Date/Time: Sun. Sept. 28, 2-6 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person
Minimum Capacity: 35
Registration Deadline: September 15


Registration Events

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Programs by Request

See an exciting program in S'more, but the date, time or location doesn’t work for you? A variety of GSWPA programs can now be delivered to you when and where you want it!

Programs can be chosen from the list here or you can work with council staff to design a program that meets your unique or specific needs. To register for a program by request, follow the instructions on page 42. To create your own unique program, e-mail us or call 800-248-3355 ext 1007.


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