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Volunteer Events

We love our volunteers as much as our girls and want to see them succeed! These events provide opportunities for professional and skill development, networking, and personal growth. What better way to energize yourself than with other fabulous volunteers?



For All Volunteers
Fall Leadership Weekend

GSEP's Fall Leadership Weekend at Camp Laughing Waters is an annual event to encourage, enhance, and enthuse our adult volunteers with Girl Scout spirit. Network with other volunteers and head home with inspirational ideas to share with your troop. 


Fall Leadership Weekend is open to all registered Girl Scout adult (female & male) volunteers. 

Registration options include: 

  1. Full weekend: camping, meals, and five workshops
  2. Saturday only: four workshops and lunch

Interested in joining the volunteer event planning committee? Email

FALL Leadership Weekend 2019

October 18-20, 2019

Fee Duration Included
$50 6 p.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Sunday Lodging, four meals, Saturday evening activities, five workshops, patch
$30 Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Four workshops on Saturday, lunch, patch
Volunteer Awards Celebration

Every year, the girl-led Volunteer Awards celebration recognizes the powerful and inspiring contributions volunteers make all year long! This annual event showcases the people who make the Girl Scout mission possible - our wonderful volunteers. 

On April, 9 2019, we presented 19 awards honoring 118 individuals, 8 service units, and 7 community organizations for their above-and-beyond contributions to the girls in our 9 county footprint. 

The GSEP Award is the highest council level award and is presented to a volunteer who has served ten years or more with a commitment and dedication that is remarkable and of extraordinary service to the entire council community. Membership Year 2019’s recipient was Debbie O’Donnell. Debbie supports volunteers and girls throughout GSEP in a wide variety of positions.  She leads two troops, chairs the History Committee, is an Outdoor Trainer and serves on the Gold and Silver Award committees. In her role as Chair of the History Committee, Debbie spearheaded the massive project of combining three collections of historic Girl Scout items into one collection, which is now featured at the new GSEP Museum of Girl Scouts History.  Debbie also serves as a volunteer Site Director at Camp Laughing Waters and participates on the Adult Camping Weekend committee to raise money for older girl scholarships.

New this year, we presented three Service Units with the CEO Award. This award recognizes the efforts of Service Units achieving full engagement in the areas of service, learning and growth. Each of these units exceeded their membership goals, participated 100% in learning opportunities at a council level and completed a Service Unit level service project during Membership Year 2017-2018. The first ever recipients of this award include:  Service Unit 715- Rivers Edge, Service Unit 652- Wissahickon and Service Unit 570- Indian Valley!

Save the Date!
Volunteer Awards Celebration
November 12, 2019
The Hill School, Pottstown

Check out the Volunteer Recognitions page for all award descriptions and nomination instructions.
Women's Leadership Summit

It’s leaders just like you who inspired the Girl Scout Women’s Leadership Summit!

Every year, the Girl Scout Women’s Leadership Summit brings together like-minded women to develop their leadership skills and have a greater impact on the girls they serve and in their communities. This year’s event was on January 5, 2019 and featured several of our Take the Lead Honorees as panelists.

Our keynote speaker was Jane Golden, Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Girl Scout Alum, Jane Golden puts the “I” in G.I.R.L.  Jane is an internationally recognized Innovator and expert in urban transformation through art. She spoke to our audience about why they matter and how they can make a difference in the world.

Stay tuned for an announcement of the date for the 2020 Girl Scout Women’s Leadership Summit. We hope you’ll join us. 

Pot of Gold

Join us for an afternoon of fun at Pot of Gold! Whether you’re brand new to Girl Scouts or you’ve been a volunteer for years, this event is for you. You’ll enjoy learning new skills, hearing from topic expects, and connecting with your fellow volunteers! 

Pot of Gold is held in early Spring each year. Check back later for more information about Pot of Gold 2020. 


For Service Unit Managers & Teams
Fall Kick-Off

Sunday, August 18

Camp Laughing Waters

This annual event kicks off each membership year with excitement! The agenda is packed full of GSEP updates and sessions with relevant topics geared toward the interests/needs of our communities. The event also provides opportunities to interact with fellow service unit managers and their teams as well as a full range of GSEP staff.