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Volunteer Events & Resources

Volunteer Events & Resources

Tip Shops
Tip Shops are activities, best practices or mini-trainings designed to provide volunteers with quick and easy reference tools that are applicable to their volunteer position.

Tip Shops for Girls

Friendship Bracelets

Stick Vases


Tip Shops for Leaders

Secrets Of How To Get Parents Involved

The Art Of Teaching New Songs

Girl Led Ceremonies Planning Guide
Kaper Charts

Troop Finances

Girl Scouts' Own


Tip Shops for Service Units

Whose Question Is It

Find Me the Resource


Do you have a great idea for a Tip Shop? Submit it today!

Tip Shops can be submitted by any volunteer or member of GSEP by using the Tip Shop Template. All Tip Shops should contain concise and thorough information and details. Be sure to check the tip shops already posted on this webpage to avoid submitting duplicates!

If you have any questions or would like to submit a Tip Shop please email Teresa VanArsdale

Volunteer Equipment

Berks County Resource Center

Delaware County Resource Center

Jane Seltzer Resource Center

Lehigh Valley Resource Center

Shelly Ridge Resource Center

Valley Forge Resource Center

Quick Start Guides for Troop Volunteers

GSUSA Quick Start for Troop Volunteers for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Grade Levels.

Advanced Outdoor Skills & Fun 2014

GSEP’s Outdoor Skills & Fun Committee invites you to learn advanced outdoor skills at Camp Tohikanee on April 26, 2014.


This day is designed for the adults who have previously completed Indoor Overnight Skills and Basic Outdoor Skills courses (or equivalent) and wish to experience a variety of enhancement workshops focused on building outdoor skills.  Participants should bring their own lunch and beverage. 


Attend one or more sessions!  Participants who register for at least one session may also register to stay overnight on Saturday at no additional cost.  


Please register for each workshop individually through Online Registration as listed in the Council Courses Schedule.  Scroll to the bottom to see the list of all the workshops.  There is a detailed description of each workshop in the Online Registration System.


If you have any questions and/or concerns in the meantime, please contact training@gsep.org

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 children are eligible to apply for this award.  There are different levels of awards, based on the number of service hours and ages. Refer to the application or The Presidential Volunteer Service Award webpage for specifics.


To apply for any of these awards, please complete this application and return it along with a check made payable to GSEP.  Awards, including shipping, are $8 each. All applications should be sent directly to the Valley Forge Service Center to the attention of President’s Volunteer Service Award.


Please note that awards are ordered periodically during the year to reduce shipping costs.  If you would like your awards sooner, you do have the option of paying the additional shipping.  However it is important to know that awards still take 4-6 weeks to arrive from the order date.  If you have 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


One way of connecting with girls in the movement either, in GSEP,or beyond is through a pen pal program. If you are interested in finding pen pals for your girls, we suggest posting on our Facebook page   to find another troop in our area to write to.  You may also post on another council’s page to find a troop in that council.  You can find a council here. Please be sure to follow the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.

Approved Trip Venues

Planning a trip? We hold certificates of insurance for these companies.

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...

History Committee

The GSEP History Committee welcomes new members to sort and catalog a vast array of memorabilia. Digital types can learn new data entry skills. History buffs, this is the group to join. Download a brochure >

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.

Girl Scout Specialty Plates

Show your support of Girl Scouting by ordering a Girl Scout specialty plate. Help us raise our brand awareness in the community and generate income for our Council. Download the flyer and application and get yours today! The good news is the cost of the Girl Scout license plate is $55. The better news is that of this cost, $31 goes directly to GSEP as a tax-deductible donation.

How to Order:

1. Complete both Sections A and D on the Application

2. Attach two separate checks to the application made out as follows:

  • One check for $11 made payable to PennDOT
  • One check for $35 made payable to Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

3. Mail application and checks to:
GSEP Specialty Plate
PO Box 27540
Philadelphia, PA 19118

IMPORTANT! DO NOT mail this form to the PennDOT address on the Application.

It will not be processed and will delay your request. Mail to the Girl Scouts Specialty Plate Administrator at the above address and she will forward in batches to Harrisburg.

Eligibility: Specialty plates are restricted to passenger vehicles, light trucks and motor homes with a registered gross weight of not more that 9,000 lbs. Motorcycles and trailers do not qualify for specialty registration plates.You must be a member of Girl Scouts of the USA to apply for a license plate.