Programs and Events
F.A.L.L. Weekend 2012
Mexican Fiesta – September 28-30, 2012 at Camp Laughing Waters in Gilbertsville, PA
F.A.L.L is an Adult Enhancement Event that focuses on topics that will help a Troop Leader thoughtfully engage girls at all grade levels. Opportunities are available to complete Step 2 and Step 3 of the required Leadership training, Outdoor 101, 102 and 103, as well as MEDIC First Aid/CPR! There are two options for participation – one day, or the weekend! Participants can choose a one day option at $30 or a weekend option at $50. Workshops are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to download the registration packet! Registrations are due no later than September 17th. Questions? Please contact Koren Clark
Outdoor Skills and Fun 2012
September 7-9, 2012 at Camp Laughing Waters in Gilbertsville, PA
Come and complete the necessary requirements for both Outdoor 102 and Outdoor 103, and bring your Daisy, Brownie, or Junior daughter(s) along!! Your Girl Scout will have fun exploring camp and trying outdoor activities, while you complete your Outdoor Training Requirements! The cost is $30 per participant. Volunteers and daughters must be a registered Girl Scout at the time of the event. Adults also must have a completed criminal background check, and have completed Outdoor 101 within the last year. Register today! Please note that registration for this event ends August 17 or when maximum capacity has been reached. Questions? Please contact Nicole Frederick
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is a certifying agency for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award was created by the United States President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to thank others for their volunteer service. Both adults and girls are eligible to apply for this award by competing this application and submitting it along with a check for $5.00 dollars, made payble to GSEP to the Valley Forge Service Center. There are different levels of awards, based on the number of service hours, please see the application for all specifics. If there are any questions, please contact Shawnna DiFilippo.
Girl Scout Flag Ceremony
A flag ceremony is a way of showing love and respect for one's country. Flag ceremonies may be used for opening or closing meetings, bridging ceremonies, or retiring a worn flag. Ceremonies may take place in meeting rooms, in outdoor settings, in large auditoriums, on stage, even on horseback. All flag ceremonies share one thing in common—respect for the flag. Click here to find out more.
The National Girl Scout Pen Pal Network
Are you interested in expanding your troops friendship circle? Girl Scouts is all about making friends. And there’s no better way to expand your troop’s circle of friends than to join the Girl Scout Pen Pal Network. The National Girl Scout Pen Pal Network connects Brownie, Junior, and older girl troops with girls across the country to form lasting friendships. As participants in this program, troops (not individuals) are asked to correspond with pen pals for at least one year after the link is made. To participate, fill out our Pen Pal Request Form. Troops should not contact other councils directly.
Is your troop from another council?
Please contact the Pen Pal Coordinator at your council. In order to ensure girls' safety, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will only match girls from other councils who have come through their council's Pen Pal Coordinators.
Pen Pal Guidelines
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is a member of the National Girl Scout Pen Pal Network. We are able to make links with troops in other Girl Scout Councils in the United States, depending on availability.
- Daisies are not eligible for pen pals.
- All troops matched through the Girl Scout Pen Pal Network are expected to maintain correspondence for at least one year.
- Pen Pal troops are not currently available through the network in Hawaii or Alaska.
- Correspondence is for troops, not individuals. Leaders may not give personal contact information of participating girl scouts.
- Occasionally a pen pal match can be made for a single Juliette; however this process can take up to 2 months.
- It is okay to exchange pictures through the pen pal network.
How to get started
- The troop decides together if they want to be a pen pal with another troop in the US.
- Complete the Girl Scout Pen Pal Request Form.
- Wait while the Council finds a troop that is looking for a pen pal. This generally takes 2 weeks.
- You will receive a notification email from the Pen Pal Coordinator that includes how to contact the pen pal troop's leader.
- You can choose to write a letter or email from the whole troop OR each girl and leader can write her own..
Council Try-Its and Badges
Flower Frenzy is all about discovering the world around you and taking a closer look at flowers. The Marine Animals Try-It and badge are perfect for learning more about life under the sea and how you can work with dolphins, whales and other sea creatures.
Approved Trip Venues
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Plan a Birthplace Heritage Visit
The Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center is located in downtown Savannah. It was the Gordon family home where Daisy Gordon (Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon) was born on October 31, 1860. In 1965, it became Savannah’s first designated National Historic Landmark. The Birthplace is one of the most popular house museums in the United States and welcomed its two-millionth visitor in 2001. Throughout the year, Girl Scout troops have the opportunity to meet other troops from all over the country and share activities. Visitors always include a mixture of families, individuals, whole Girl Scout troops, alumnae Girl Scouts, and the touring public from all over the world! Find out more...
It’s more fun with a friend– and you’ll earn a patch!
All currently registered girls in the current membership year can earn and receive a Bring a Friend patch. Please share this patch program with all girls in your troop. This is a great way to invite new girls to experience all of the positive aspects that Girl Scouts has to offer! Download the form here.