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This page was last updated Friday, July 12, 2019.

Volunteer Support

Reminder – Troop financial reports were due on June 30th.  The TFR must be reviewed and signed by the Service Unit Manager and the troop leader before they are forwarded to your VSS.  Please do not forward them directly to the finance department.

Volunteer Training & Events

Are you a Service Unit Treasurer?  Then this training is for you!  Join us for a convenient 1 hour webinar.  Learn about GSEP policies, forms, and best practices.  By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to keep your service unit on a steady financial footing!

Webinars will be available from the comfort of your home.  Webinar log-in information will be sent via email prior to the training date.

Thursday, July 18, 2019: 12noon-1pm

Monday, August 5, 2019: 8pm-9pm


Are you part or our GSEP Retail Team on TeamApp? If not, join now to get the most up to date information on store hours, latest promotions and events.

In TeamApp, search GSEP and click on Shops.

Choose what you want to follow and we’ll do the rest!

Oh and we’ll give you 10% off your regularly priced purchase when you show the app in one of our retail shops between now and August 31.  See store associate for details.”

Lifetime Membership- GSEP Stores will honor your Lifetime Member discount on all regularly priced merchandise at our shops and Trading Posts! Please direct all questions to with “Lifetime Member Shop Discount” as the subject line.

Summer Hours- The Lehigh, Shelly Ridge and Valley Forge locations will go to a summer schedule effective June 22, 2019. The summer hours for these locations will be Monday-Friday, 10am -5pm with a lunch break from 1-2pm. Evening and Saturday hours will resume after Labor Day. The Jane Seltzer location will maintain its regular schedule through June 30; updates to their summer hours will be announced in late June. Sign up  for the retail team on TeamApp to keep up to date with all shop hours and closings.


Marketing & Communications

Calling all rising Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors! 

Are you interested in the world of journalism, public relations, blogging, social media, broadcast, and more? Do you want to gain hands on experience in the communications industry before your start college? 

The BRAND NEW Media Girls program will do just that! This council-led, year-long program is taught by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania's Marketing & Communication staff, who have experience from copy writing to crisis communication and everything in between. 

Our curriculum is broken into three parts: 

  1. Social Media - Creating social media content, understanding paid and sponsored media, working with influencers and/or how to market yourself as an influencer. 
  2. Media Production - Learning about broadcast, print, radio, and online news and how it is produced. Creating videos, broadcast stories, articles, and more. 
  3. Media Relations - Learning how to pitch to journalists, how to write a press release and media alert, and how to find the most interesting angle for a story. 

We're currently accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year and we want you to get involved! Applications close Friday, August 16. 


Fund Development

Adult Camping Weekend
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
Adults, this one is for you! Spend the weekend at Camp Laughing Waters with fellow volunteers and friends as you relax and build memories at Girl Scout camp. Come explore camp as you swim, climb, canoe, and craft your way through the weekend. Ticket price includes accommodations and all meals. Half of the price is tax-deductible and benefits the Older Girl Scholarship Fund. 

Register Now