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Issue 86
June 30, 2014
A Message from the CEO


Dear Members, Volunteers, Parents, Alumnae, and Friends of GSEP,


It's 5:30 am on a Saturday morning. It's dark and chilly, but the excitement in the air is electrifying and contagious. Girls finish up stretches, tighten swim caps, and give final waves to excited and anxious parents. Making their way to the swimming pool, they take a deep breath and dive into their first triathlon. . .

WOW! If you were as lucky as I was to witness the inaugural Girl Scout Triathlon/Duathlon last Saturday, then you know just how extraordinary the event was. Here at GSEP, we strive to give our girls opportunities to try new things, explore new worlds, and push themselves hard. That's EXACTLY what 122 remarkable Girl Scouts did on June 14 at French Creek State Park!


Each girl gave it her all and pushed herself across the finish line. Even though most girls participated as individuals, the event was a team effort from start to finish. From the sidelines, they were together cheering each other on, exemplifying the sisterhood of Girl Scouts: every stroke, peddle, and step of the way. . . And it was a LONG way!


Congratulations to every girl who participated. What remarkable athletes you are! And an enormous thank you to each parent, family member, and volunteer who came out to show support and help these girls to meet the challenge, realize their potential, and experience that strong sense of accomplishment! We could not have done this without you!


To check out photos of the girls in action, visit our Facebook page.


And, start your training now. We can't wait to see you at the starting line next year!


Yours in Scouting,

Natalye Paquin 
Spotlight on... 
Make This Your Best Summer Ever!

Ever wanted to explore country roadssleep under the stars, or learn how to shoot an arrow ? These are just a  few of the cool things you can do at Girl Scout camp this summer. There's still time to register, so sign up today! Check out the 2014 Camp Guide to discover all  the possibilities.


We offer bus transportation and extended hours at many of our camps. Scholarships and financial aid are available so that every girl has the chance to try something new this summer!

Questions? Email us at camps@gsep.org.
Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!

You're invited to join your fellow alumnae, volunteers, Girl Scouts, and friends from across the country and around the world at our 2014 Girl Scout Convention in spectacular Salt Lake City, Utah! This exhilarating event is taking place October 16-19 and, for the first time ever, YOU can register directly for the convention!


The alumna package gives you access to lively conversations, inspiring speakers, and all of the great things that the Hall of Experiences will showcase, especially the Alumnae Welcome area where you can meet up with old and new friends while you relax and have some fun. We'll be hosting special meetings of the Green Hats, Trefoil Guilds, and RoundUppers as well!


And we have great news: if you register now, your spot will be guaranteed and you'll save $70 on the four-day alumna package.

Retail Corner

Don't miss the Semi-Annual Sale through July 21. With select items 75% off, it's the perfect time to stock up on Girl Scout gear. Shop now!

Community Corner
Enjoy a free Frozen viewing outside at SteelStacks in Bethlehem! 


Got fun plans this summer? We've got some 

great ideas for you!


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.



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The Governor Mifflin Service Unit are all smiles at the Wild for Animals Twilight Camp. Each of the 49 Girl Scouts earned the animal badge. Way to go girls! Special thanks to the Reading K-9 team for assisting with the fun.


Troop 7032 hosted the "Cupcake Wars" as girls made cupcakes with a baby shower theme. They also donated baby items to local organizations and those in need. Congrats girls, looks fun (and yummy)!


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The Best Summer
Once a Girl Scout
Community Corner
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