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Girl Scouts In The Heart Of Pennsylvania

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Causes: Children & Youth, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Mission: Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Programs: Regular program: girl scout programs develop self-confidence and leadership skills in our 22,000 girl members across gshpa's 30-county footprint. They are designed specifically for the way girls learn - involving girls in troops that provide new and varied experiences; going to girl scout events on topics such as the environment, financial literacy and healthy living; traveling locally and overseas; and participating in community service to address needs identified by girls. Tying these programs and experiences to specific outcome objectives help today's girl scouts learn valuable skills in order to make sound decisions both now and in the future. Gshpa recruits, trains and supports thousands of dedicated volunteers to deliver most of these programs to girls in grades k-12.

outdoor program: another key way to participate in girls scouts is through outdoor programs and camp. Physical, outdoor challenges, such as those offered by gshpa, play an enormous role in boosting girls' self-confidence and leadership skills. Gshpa provides weekend, as well as one- and two- week long camping experiences for girls. These include outdoor camping basics, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, archery and back packing. Most recently gshpa introduced high adventure courses (including zip lines, climbing walls and ropes courses) at two of our camps. Outdoor programs are offered primarily at gshpa's seven camp properties situated throughout our geographic footprint.

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