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GSWPA announces exclusive Girl Scout experiences designed for new members


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Girls who join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) this summer will be invited to participate in exclusive programs designed for girls who are new to the organization. Girls entering kindergarten through twelfth grade can become members and take advantage of virtual learning experiences, real fun, and ways to meet new friends throughout the summer.

While earning patches and connecting with other new members, girls will join live, online activities, which serve as an interactive introduction to Girl Scouts. Activities vary from designing rockets and ice cream making to creating outdoor art and knot tying.

Parents and caregivers who are interested in learning about the opportunities available to all girls through Girl Scouts can register for an upcoming open house online event on Wednesday, July 15, 6-7 p.m., or Tuesday, July 28, 6-7 p.m.

As official members of Girl Scouts, those who join can immediately make the most of the many programs that are available to members. There are still openings for GSWPA’s summer Camp At Home sessions, which are divided by age level and include live video sessions hosted by GSWPA expert outdoor program staff. Programs include workshops to complete badge requirements, a family fun night, and an online campfire. Each camp session runs Monday through Friday through August 7, and the topics vary from space science and conservation to entrepreneurship and self-care.

Other upcoming opportunities for members include attending GSWPA Day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in September, participating in GSWPA’s Get Outdoor Challenge, and age-specific learning workshops in gardening, programming, space science, and more. All GSWPA activities can be found at gswpa.org/activities.

Girl Scouts provides girls with a learning space that includes mentors and a supportive, all-girl environment to practice new skills, explore their potential, and take on leadership roles.

With the support and dedication of nearly 7,000 volunteers, GSWPA provides more than 20,000 girls from 27 counties and many different backgrounds and beliefs with the resources to take the lead—in their own lives and in the world.

For more information on how to join or volunteer, call 800-248-3355 or visit gswpa.org/learnmore.