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All SoCA general meetings are held the 2nd Sunday, every other month. Locations switch between the Factoryville Borough at 161 College Ave. Factoryville, PA 18419, Greater Scranton YMCA at 706 North Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512 or Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826.

August 30 – September 2: La Festa Italiana
Location: Downtown Scranton
Time: All day each day
SoCA will have a booth for volunteers to share information about SoCA and camp! Can you spare some time to volunteer for a couple hours at the booth? If so, e-mail membershipforsoca@gmail.com to let us know.

September 9: Regional Governance Meeting 6-8pm
Location: University of Scranton, Brennan Hall
Meet the new CEO of GSHPA! Learn about new decisions and stay involved in the inner workings of GSHPA. Register here.

September 19: Regional Governance Meeting 6-8pm
Location: Webinar – online
Meet the new CEO of GSHPA! Learn about new decisions and stay involved in the inner workings of GSHPA. Register here.

September 21: Outdoor Journey in a Day 9am – 5pm
Location: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Complete a Journey in a day at Camp Archbald on Sept. 21st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Girls will learn: fire building, first aid, emergency shelter building, outdoor cooking, backpack packing, Leave No Trace principles, kayaking, and the climbing tower. The cost is $25 per Girl Scout, which includes lunch and snacks. Adult leaders are free.

To register, print and fill out the Outdoor Journey in a Day registration form and mail by Friday, Sept. 13th to:

Troop 5022 (c/o Mary Troy)
425 Jessup Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

For questions, please contact Mary Troy at: 570-498-5593 or troymd@verizon.net

September 22: Troop Archery Days 1-6pm
Location: Camp Archbald, 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Are you like Merida or Katniss? Girl Scouts can learn how to shoot with a bow and arrow with a certified Level I archery instructor. Girls will learn about the equipment used, safety rules and practice shooting. Along with learning how to shoot, participants can enjoy a craft, and cook a hot dog and s’mores over the camp fire! Cadette level girls can earn their archery badge.

RSVP: Include troop rosters and troop checks by September 3rd. Checks made out to Supporters of Camp Archbald. $10/girl with a minimum of 5 girls.  There is a maximum of 25 girls with a wait list. Rain or shine, bring rain gear for a rainy day. 

Troops will need to provide adults to meet their Safety Activity Checkpoints adult/girl ratios. All adults need to have their clearances submitted to GSHPA.

Non-Girl Scouts can register with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA as Juliettes and participate with an adult (with clearances). 

Send your RSVP and checks to Daneece Jones at daneecej@gmail.com or call 814-574-7834.

September 29: Troop Archery Days 1-6pm
Location: Camp Archbald, 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Same information as above – RSVP date September 10th

October 5: Troop Adventure Day, Hosted by GSHPA 9-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald, 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Enjoy an adventurous day at Camp Archbald at Troop Adventure Day! Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will take part in a variety of activities that camp has to offer. Specific activities will be decided closer to the date of the event and based on the weather. Lunch will be provided and will be cooked outdoors over a fire. If whether does not permit outdoor cooking, a group meal will be made indoors.

Troops attending this event must adhere to the girl-adult ratios outlined in Volunteer Essentials. Individual girls must attend with a parent/guardian. All troops must have at least two unrelated chaperones. Please consider only registering enough adults in order to maintain ratio. Any additional adults will take away from girl spots.

Girls are required to attend with a troop and/or a parent/guardian.

October 6: Troop Archery Days 1-6pm
Location: Camp Archbald, 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Same information as above – RSVP date September 17th

October 13: SoCA General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Greater Scranton YMCA 706 North Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512

October 19: GSHPA’s Annual Meeting 10am-12pm
Location: GSHPA Harrisburg Headquarters, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104

All members of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania 14 years of age & older are invited to attend our annual meeting. Delegates and Service Unit Leads are strongly encouraged to attend. Please register in advance. A continental breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m. At the annual meeting, members will hear about updates and actions important to the organization, as included under GHSPA’s bylaws and Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in National Delegate elections.

Register to attend here: https://gsheartpa.wufoo.com/forms/qj3ab6g0q9xnok/

December 8: SoCA General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Factoryville Borough at 161 College Ave. Factoryville, PA 18419