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This page was last updated Friday, March 6.


Important Governance Dates!

  • Register Now for the Spring Delegate Meeting!
    • Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18, from 7-9 p.m. The Delegate Meeting will be held in 3 locations simultaneously: live at Daisy’s Place at Shelly Ridge and simulcast to the Multi-Purpose Room at Valley Forge and the Great Valley Room at the Lehigh Valley Service Center.
      • Links to register for each respective site can be found on the Governance Page
    • All Service Unit Delegates/Alternate Delegates, Girl Delegates, NCS Delegates and interested members are invited to attend.
    • Agenda topics include the proposed changes to GSEP’s Bylaws and an update on the 2020 National Council Session Proposals.
  • Save the Date – the Annual Meeting is Saturday, May 2 (10am – 12noon) at Camp Shelly Ridge!
    • Registration will be open later in March – keep an eye on the Governance page
    • Agenda includes election of Board & Board Development Committee members, Girl Delegates, and National Council Session Delegates; vote on the proposed Bylaws; presentation of the Governance Award; and public recognition of Top Cookie Sellers and Scholarship recipients.
    • Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
    • A Family Fun Day full of camp activities will be happening right after lunch (as well as during the Annual Meeting for younger siblings).
  • Service Units – it’s not too late to elect SU Delegates for this Membership Year!
    • PLEASE check out the Governance page of the website and look at the tab on the bottom titled: “Service Unit Delegate Election Info.”  It has the form and other pertinent info for you to hold your SU election.
      • SU Delegate this year have two important meetings left (out of 3 in the entire year!): the Spring Delegate Meeting on March 18 and the Annual Meeting on May 2nd.
      • SU Delegates for MY 20 MUST be elected and the form sent to NO LATER THAN March 31. 
Volunteer Training

Trainings Available:

Service Unit Event Management Online Training

Service Unit Event Management training is now on-demand! Register to receive the training link, and take the training according to your schedule! It is designed for volunteers who are interested in planning and implementing events for a Service Unit. It is helpful for anyone planning a service unit event, and is required for Service Unit Camporee Directors. This course will give volunteers the tools and information necessary to develop events ranging from partial days to weekend long.

Step 4: Jump into Leading! 3/18/20 Media

March 18, 2020   7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Roosevelt School, Old Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063

As a follow-up to Steps 1-3 of New Leader Training, we are thrilled to offer a brand new training opportunity. Come and engage with other new leaders, ask your questions to an experienced trainer, experience some Girl Scout traditions, and learn some fun games and activities you can take back to your troop.  This in-person opportunity covers all grade levels of Girl Scouts.  It’s a great way to get some extra hands-on support at the beginning of your new adventure.

Spring Skills Sampler

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Valley Forge Service Center

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with optional brown bag "lunch bunch" from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a morning of fun at the newly named Spring Skills Sampler! Whether you’re brand new to Girl Scouts or you’ve been a volunteer for years, this event is for you! You’ll get to sample new skills, hear from topic experts, and connect with your fellow volunteers! Then, feel free to bring a bag lunch (with beverage) and linger a while longer.

Course Descriptions

Register Here

Volunteer Enrichment- Dutch Oven Cooking 4/25/20 Lansdale

April 25, 2020   10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church

Lansdale, PA 19446

There's more to outdoor cooking than just foil packets and s’mores! Come learn how to cook with a Dutch Oven! We'll use this versatile cooking tool to prepare a meal, and then enjoy the fruits of our labor! You will be the star chef of your next camping trip!

PRE-REQUISITE: Basic Outdoor Skills

Volunteer Support

The GSEP Pearl Award

Volunteers, we want to hear from you!

Do you know a GSEP staff member who goes above and beyond and shows courage, confidence, and character through their work? Then nominate them for the Pearl Award to recognize their exemplary work.

Nominating a staff member is simple! Click here to fill out the nomination form online. Please submit any letters of support to Charlene at All nominations are due by Friday, April 24th. 


Limited-Edition Girl Scout Scarf
Designed by Diane von Furstenberg

Show your Girl Scout pride with a limited-edition scarf and wristlet by iconic fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg. Girl Scouts and Diane share a strong commitment to supporting female ambition and success. Diane was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2019, honored for her leadership and achievements. In the new scarf, Diane applies her bold and creative approach to color and prints to Girl Scouts’ timeless trefoil.

This limited-edition Girl Scout scarf is cut from smooth silk twill. An elegant gift for Girl Scouts and alum alike, this oblong scarf arrives in a custom embossed gift box in Girl Scout green with a message from Diane von Furstenberg. 12mm silk twill. 12” x 60”. 100% silk. Imported. $150.00

The limited-edition wristlet (available soon!) is a versatile accessory, which transforms from a clutch to a wristlet with a detachable strap. Clip to the inside of a tote to keep your essentials easily accessible. Features black trim and wristlet strap with silver-tone lobster claw clasp. Cotton canvas with multi-color design on both sides. Includes interior slip pocket and keepsake tag. 9” W x 7” H. Imported. $45.00

Both the scarf and wristlet are available at GSEP Shops by special order only. We’re sorry, but no discounts apply on these items.


Happy Birthday, Girl Scout! It’s Girl Scout Week, and we’re celebrating with a discount for you!

Visit our stores this week and take 20% off one regularly priced item of your choice- including uniforms and awards. Limit one discounted item per person per day. Cannot be combined with other discounts and not applicable on special or custom orders.