Volunteer Events & Resources
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
Tip Shops for Leaders
Tip Shops for Service Units
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 Samantha Scott
Quick Start Guides for Troop Volunteers
GSUSA Quick Start for Troop Volunteers for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Grade Levels.
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 $6 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
FIND PEN PALS THROUGH FACEBOOK
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...
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 $20 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.