Janet Donovan, President and CEO of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, selected as Female Veterans Day honoree

By Catherine Amoriello

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to announce its President and CEO and retired U.S. Navy Two Star Rear Adm. Janet R. Donovan has been selected as an honoree for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women’s sixth annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony.

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania President and CEO Janet Donovan.
Janet Donovan

As part of Women’s History Month in March, the Female Veterans Day Ceremony recognizes women in the commonwealth who have served their country through the military. Selected veterans will be honored for their bravery and service to the nation by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and first lady Frances Wolf at a ceremony and reception on March 31.

Donovan has completed numerous professional development and executive training courses in strategic planning, strategic communication and innovation, coalition-building, finance and accounting, cyber security, risk management and ethics.

As a retired U.S. Navy Two Star Rear Adm. and former Deputy Cmdr. in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy, Donovan is a model candidate for this honor. Her broad professional background and history with the U.S. Navy spans more than 30 years. She has held many leadership positions throughout her naval career including, but not limited to, attorney, legal advisor, deputy commander and senior mentor. She also has more than 20 years of executive experience in strategy development, talent management and collaboration.

“I am excited and grateful to be selected as an honoree for the Female Veterans Day Ceremony. It has been a privilege to serve my country, and it will be an honor to stand alongside other exceptional female veterans who have also been selected for this recognition,” Donovan said.

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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Girl Scouts knows it’s a challenging time for usual cookie selling techniques so we are getting creative! This year the Girl Scouts have announced a new collaboration with Grubhub. And, online ordering will be available nationwide beginning on Feb. 1 for people who don’t know a Girl Scout to order cookies and have them delivered directly to their home. Read more about the collaboration here.

News: Volunteer Systems 2.0

Volunteer Systems 2.0 is COMING! 

VS 2.0 is better than ever! We are updating our systems to make them more user friendly for our members.  

Please note: Starting November 18 at 11:59 PM EST, Girl Scouts will begin system-wide updates that will temporarily restrict the ability to complete many volunteer and member related tasks and pause access to:  

  • Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)
  • gsLearn (volunteer online training platform)
  • myGS  
  • New membership registration/s and membership renewals
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Things to consider: 

  • Troop leaders should download all meeting aids and/or resources needed for troop meetings or activities scheduled from November 18 – December 10. 
  • Troop leaders should consider any non-meeting or activity needs they may have during this time. For example, will you need your troop roster? 
  • All members and volunteers should watch for an email from Girl Scouts in early December announcing the debut of our refreshed member account management system, updated login information, and instructions on how to access their refreshed Girl Scout account. 

If you have questions about the new system please reach out to Member Services at 1-800-692-7816 or MemberServices@gshpa.org.