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Year of the Outdoors

On the fence about renewing your membership? Girl Scouts will keep you engaged and active, so make sure you renew now! 

Each month throughout winter and spring, we’ll bring exciting, hands-on activities to your girls virtually and in-person—including:

  • a weeklong exploration of women in outdoors careers
  • outdoors-based Girl Scout Week and Earth Week activities
  • a focus on STEM in the outdoors and Citizen Science
  • another Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out in June

Be sure to check back here for more info and how to register for events as we get closer—you won’t want to miss these amazing opportunities to get outdoors!

EVENT LIST

Girl Scout Week: Back to Basics!   
March 7-March 13, 2021
Virtual, free events - visit gsnypenn.org/gsweek for complete details and schedule

Celebrate 109 years of Girl Scouting with special themed days with prizes on our council Facebook page and learn about our 2021 summer camp offerings during fun "meet the camp" days hosted by your favorite camp directors and staff over on each camp's Facebook page.

Maple Weekends at Trefoil 
March 20 & 27, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In-person, free events

Explore the maple sugaring operation at Camp Trefoil! Ranger Batman and Camp Director Smalls will guide you through the process, show you our Sugar Shack and let you taste the deliciousness! This event is for registered GSNYPENN member families and troops in small groups only and will have limited attendance capacity and designated timeslots. Further event details and registration link are forthcoming—stay tuned!  

Earth Week
April 19-23, 2021
Virtual or in-person, combination of free & paid events

Join us for a weeklong celebration of the world around us through hands-on activities and community service projects, to ‘make the world a better place.’  Activities may include urban exploration, geocaching, community trash clean-ups, birding, gardening, and much more!

Spring Family Retreats
Dates coming soon!
In-person, paid events
Check back here at a later date for full details

Join us again for our popular family weekend retreats! Programs run Friday night through Sunday morning. You’ll get a whole unit to yourselves. We’ll provide outdoor cooking equipment, firewood and fun programming. Staff will be onsite to help you with anything you might need and to make sure you’re comfortable, happy and safe.

Spring Work Day  
Dates coming soon!
In-person, free events
Check back here at a later date for full details

Are you ready to get to work? Join us for a day of giving back to camp through a day of service! Each of our four camps will host a work day on the property, so get ready to get to work and get dirty!

Spring Troop Camp on Demand   
Dates coming soon!
In-person, paid events
Check back here at a later date for full details

At Troop Camp On Demand, we’ll provide everything you need to experience camp the way it’s meant to be. Troops get a whole pavilion to themselves. We’ll provide 1 hour of activity instruction of your choice. Options vary by camp and may include archery, slingshots, tomahawk throwing, fishing or boating. You’ll also receive an activity kit that includes instructions and all supplies needed to earn a badge or complete a training program in a day at camp. Staff will be nearby onsite to help you with anything you might need and to make sure you’re comfortable, happy and safe. 

Celebrate Citizen Science in the Outdoors  
Once per week throughout the month of May
Virtual, paid events

Ready to learn more about STEM in the outdoors? Then join us to virtually complete the Citizen Science Journey at all levels, right down to a Take Action project!  

The Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out! 
Friday June 25-Saturday June 26, 2021
Virtual, paid event
Check back here at a later date for full details

Get excited for another Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out with all your favorite camp staff! Camp with us from the comfort of your own backyard or home and join us for exciting hands-on activities. We’ll cook, craft, sing and have the best night ever!  

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