enews masthead
Issue 85
May 30, 2014
A Message from the CEO


Dear Members, Volunteers, Parents, Alumnae, 

and Friends of GSEP,


Each spring, it's my privilege to celebrate the accomplishments of our Council at the Annual Council Awards, which highlights the work of our dedicated volunteers, and the Achievement Ceremony, which recognizes the highest honors in Girl Scouting.


The highest Council level award for volunteers, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Award, is presented to up to three recipients who have served 10 years or more with a commitment and dedication that is remarkable and of extraordinary service to the entire Council community. This year's recipients were Margaret "Peggy" Labosh and Sue Donahue-Sinback. We are so grateful for their ongoing leadership, and congratulate all of the deserving honorees who were recognized at the Annual Council Awards Celebration.  


At the Achievement Ceremony, we honored 38 Gold Award recipients for their outstanding acts of community service. These young women are extraordinary leaders who truly exemplify what it means to be a Girl Scout. 

Each young woman identified a problem or need in her community and took action to address it. From creating an anti-bullying curriculum to raising awareness and support for local chemotherapy and heart disease patients, each girl made long-term positive change that will leave a lasting legacy on our Council. 


You can view the 2014 Achievement Ceremony Program to learn more about the Gold Awardees and read about other Girl Scouts celebrated at the event -- including graduating seniors, top cookie sellers, and scholarship recipients.


Congratulations girls and thank you to the volunteers and parents who were instrumental to their success! I hope that all girls in our Council will aspire to earn this most prestigious honor.    


Yours in Scouting,

Natalye Paquin 
Spotlight on... 
It's not too late to register for Girl Scout Camp!

As the weather begins to sizzle, it finally feels like summer is right around the corner. Still looking for something to do once school is out? It's not too late to sign up for Girl Scout camp!

With three day camps and three resident camps, there's something for everyone -- from the artist to the outdoor adventurer. Plus, bus transportation and extended hours make Girl Scout Camp a convenient option for families.

Check out all the camp offerings in the Camp Guide and register online here

Still not sure which camp is for you? Come to an Open House to see what's new for this summer. No registration needed, email camps@gsep.org for directions.

Upcoming Camp Open Houses:
Camp Laughing Waters (Resident Camp)- Just added!
Saturday, June 14, 2-4PM

Camp Wood Haven (Resident Camp)
Sunday, June 15, 1-4PM

Camp Mosey Wood (Resident Camp)
Sunday, June 15, 1-4PM
Early Bird Registration


Now is the time to re-register for the upcoming program year. Early-bird registration for 2014-2015 runs through June 30th, and all girls who re-register before then will get a free fun patch! 


Re-registering now will ensure that girls are ready to participate in the fall "Nuts About Reading" product sale, which is an excellent (and easy!) way to raise funds for fall activities. 

Re-register online today!

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!


Calling all alumnae! Have you heard? GSEP is hosting the first ever Girl Scout Triathlon (Girlz Tri.Du.Rule!) and we need your help!


We are looking for alumnae to come out and cheer on our girls! The event will take place on June 14 at French Creek State Park. The Alumnae Association will have a cheer station on the course to encourage girls as they participate in the triathlon. All cheer participants need to arrive at the park by 6:15 am because the roads will be closed for safety concerns shortly after.


To learn more about Alumnae cheer station, please contact the Alumnae Association at alumassoc@gsep.org.



Want to attend an alumnae gathering? Here's what's happening throughout Council:


August 15 - 17 - Join the 24th Annual Adult Camping Weekend at Camp Tweedale. Enjoy a weekend of laughter, fun and relaxation. Adult Camping Weekend is your opportunity to participate in great activities, dine on delectable home cooked cuisine, and most importantly, reconnect with friends, old and new! All proceeds benefit the GSEP Older Girl Scholarship Fund. To register for the event, download the flyer.


To learn more about the Alumnae Association and the events listed above, visit the website!
Retail Corner


Community Events
Find deals like discounted tickets for the IronPigs in July!

Get out and about this spring and summer!

Take advantage of exciting opportunities available to Girl Scout members, including discounted tickets and benefits! 
Check the Community Events page on our website for info on upcoming events.

Picture Place
Eight Girl Scouts were honored with the highest religious award at the Religious Awards Ceremony hosted by the Diocese of Allentown's Catholic Committee.   


Troops of the Boyertown Service Unit walked in the Annual Boyertown Memorial Day Parade.


To unsubscribe, click the "Safe Unsubscribe" icon below.


Share your stories! Send photos and details about your troop programs and activities to communications@gsep.org. We will do our best to include your news in an upcoming issue of E-News, but space limitations prevent us from posting all submissions.


E-News Hard Copies: If you know of a Leader or Service Unit Manager who does not have access to a computer and would like to receive eNews, contact Loretta Rudzinski at 866.564.2030, ext. 1049 to arrange for a mailed copy. 


Spread the Word! Be sure to forward this e-mail to fellow volunteers, friends and family! Just click the "Forward" link below. Encourage them to subscribe by clicking the "Join Our Mailing List" button above, in the right-side panel.

In This Issue
Girl Scout Camp
Early Bird Registration
Once a Girl Scout
Community Events
Picture Place

Shop the Girl Scout Catalog Online

Price Match Guarantee!

GSEP matches all GSUSA prices in our council shops and online. This includes
in-stock sale items!

Join Our Mailing List