Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania provides nearly 15,000 girls from 27 counties and many different backgrounds and beliefs with the resources to become the leaders of today and tomorrow. This is made possible thanks to the dedication of over 8,800 adult members, close to 100 full-time staff, 20 board members, and countless supporters, all believing in the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Recently, 69 Girl Scouts participated in a Girl Scout Badge Day held in Greene County at Waynesburg University, where they had the opportunity to learn about women in STEM, environmental stewardship, first aid, self-defense, and space exploration. “The Girl Scout Badge Day was an amazing event for our female youth to experience a wide variety of educational, social, and cognitive development initiatives at Waynesburg University,” said Troop Leader Kelley Hardie.
Along with earning badges, Girl Scouts learn new skills through travel opportunities, from day trips to international travel. Travel Troop 52619—made up of Girl Scouts from Greene County to Greenville and everywhere in between—set foot in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, which they called an “experience of a lifetime.” The troop worked hard to fund their trip by participating in the MagNut and Girl Scout Cookie programs, wrapping gifts, organizing Journey days, collecting used shoes, and more.
Girl Scouts experience hands-on activities in subjects ranging from STEM and the outdoors to life skills and entrepreneurship, making them natural leaders in the classroom, at home, and in their communities. If you want to make a difference, now is the perfect time to become a Girl Scout volunteer! You don't have to have a child to get involved; all you need is a passion for mentoring the next generation of female leaders. For information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, please call 800-248-3355 or visit gswpa.org.