Brownie Troop 70859

posted Jul 1, 2012, 12:53 PM by Beth Katz   [ updated Jul 1, 2012, 1:05 PM ]

Back in April, Brownie Troop 70859 took advantage of a day off from school to "Hike In, Pack Out" to help clean up a trail. See a slideshow of their adventure in the Shared and Gallery areas as well as below. They also describe their Monogram hike in the document shown below. 

Hike In Pack Out

First Day of Spring

posted Mar 21, 2012, 8:50 AM by Beth Katz

On the first day of spring, Beth visited the trail along Spring Run, took pictures, measured the distance to the stream crossing as about 1/2 mile, and placed a First Day of Spring letterbox for everyone to find. There is a page here with some pictures - look under Gallery. The Dutchman's Breeches were all over and beautiful. There were many great outdoor sounds as well. Look for the letterbox description under Shared.

Use Resources Wisely and Respect Authority

posted Mar 19, 2012, 10:52 AM by Beth Katz

A Girl Scout uses resources wisely and respects authority. This is a service project, but there are guidelines for what we can and cannot do.

Do NOT remove the large piles of brush from the trail along Spring Run. They are there on purpose.

We will NOT use power tools on the trail. If something big needs to be removed, Safe Harbor will do it for us.

Do NOT move rocks in the stream. We need permission to do that appropriately.

Take a trash bag with you when you hike and pick up trash.

Stay on the trails. Yes, parts need to be marked more clearly. That's part of the project. Don't create fresh trails.

Remember that you are representing Girl Scouts and "be considerate and caring".

EcoFootprint Challenge

posted Mar 19, 2012, 10:00 AM by Beth Katz   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 12:25 PM ]

Girls in the Penn Manor Service Unit can earn the GSHPA Forever Green patch by completing the EcoFootprint Challenge. This online activity (do it with a parent) helps the girls figure out how many Earths it takes to support their lifestyle. The challenge is to reduce your footprint. But they earn the patch by completing the online activity that takes 15-30 minutes. 

You do NOT have to contribute any money or give your contact information to an outside organization.

Look at the EcoFootprint Challenge page here for specific instructions on how to do the online activity.

Girls will be able to earn a rocker patch by participating in our Journey at Safe Harbor activities.

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