Mission Moment Recap – September

Girl Scouts in Cumberland, Lycoming, Perry, Wayne, Wyoming, and York counties give back to community

*All Mission Moment information is submitted by volunteers/members. Should you have any questions regarding a submission, please email camoriello@gshpa.org.

By Catherine Amoriello

We love getting to see all of the great things our Girl Scouts are doing in their local communities! In September, our girls were busy making an impact by donating to a local animal shelter, helping the environment, completing Highest Award projects, and so much more.

Daisies and Brownies give back to a local animal shelter.

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop 52238 in Wayne County helped homeless pets in their neighborhood by collecting supplies and donations for the Dessin Animal Shelter. The shelter staff and volunteers were grateful for the large donation of pet food, treats, toys, leashes, carry cases, and cleaning supplies.

A Senior Girl Scout improves her local environment with a pollination project.

Senior Girl Scout Maia from Wyoming County took action for her Sow What journey by researching ways to benefit local insect pollinators. Using her Girl Scout Cookie Season funds, she distributed native sunflower seeds and educational materials to over 100 local residents to help provide early resources for pollinators in the spring.

Perry County troop partners with PA Game Commission to build bluebird houses.

Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 10494 in Perry County completed their Animal Habitat badge by building Pennsylvania Game Commission bluebird houses. The girls learned about different animal habitats from the Commission to earn the badge.

Juniors use their Bronze Award project to help senior residents.

Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 20387 in York County helped a local retirement home for their Bronze Award project. They assembled two raised garden beds for the residents to use to plant vegetables.

Girl Scouts revamp an unused church room for preschoolers for their Silver Award project.

Girl Scouts Gabby, Paige, and Sophia from Troop 11640 in Cumberland County earned their Silver Award by converting an unused preschool room at a church into a new preschool lunch room. They painted the room, created educational posters about healthy nutrition to display in the room, and designated a special wall for students to showcase their art.

Girl Scouts of all age levels gather for an investiture and bridging ceremony.

Girl Scouts from Service Units 628 and 624 in Lycoming County kicked off the new Girl Scout year with an investiture and bridging ceremony. Thirty girls from eight troops spanning all age levels celebrated their commitment to Girl Scouts through the special event at Indian Park.

Do you have a Girl Scout Mission Moment to share? Submit it now so we can showcase your passion and hard work in next month’s recap! Visit our Mission Moment Recap webpage on the GSHPA Blog to see more Mission Moments from previous months.

Catherine Amoriello is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator specializing in writing and editing for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Reach her by email at camoriello@gshpa.org.

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