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SoCA Yearly Calendar (this is a working document and is updated when new events happen, last updated 9/11/19)

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.

October

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

Hosted by GSHPA. 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/

October 26: Tents Down 2019 – Starts at 8am
Location: 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Hosted by GSHPA. Please join us for fall clean up and taking the tents down at Camp Archbald. Lunch will be provided. We also invite guests to stay Friday and/or Saturday night to enjoy camp! Register here. 

November

November 2: Leave No Trace Training – 10am-2pm
Location: 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Hosted by GSHPA. Learn to how to train others in Leave No Trace awareness! During this training, participants will learn skills and techniques essential to Leave No Trace. This training will be geared to Troop Leaders who wish to introduce their Girl Scouts to Leave No Trace principles. We will cover the seven principles, available resources to teach these principles, and activities that are best for your Girl Scouts to understand these principles. Educational materials will be provided in the course fee.

The minimum age for this training is 15 years old. A minimum of 10 people are needed in order to run this course with a maximum of 30.

Lunch will not be included in the course fee, so please bring your own. The $35 fee is non-refundable.

November 15-17: SoCA Fall Camping Weekend 5pm Fri – 1pm Sun
Location: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826
Join us for the SoCA Fall Camping Weekend. Open to all SoCA members and their families. Camp will be open for the weekend for relaxation and fun. Participants will make Christmas cards, craft shirts and more! Cost of $35 includes lodging, lunch and dinner on Sat., snacks and crafts. (dinner on Fri., breakfast on Sat/Sun not included) Bring dark colored shirt. RSVP to Diane at dalton3283@aol.com by Nov. 1st. Send payment to Diane Dalton at 169 Vail Rd. Factoryville, PA 18419

December

December 3: Giving Tuesday – All Day
Location: Your computer

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in which people consider making charitable contributions to causes near and dear to their heart. This year, consider making a donation to Supporters of Camp Archbald (SoCA). The money raised goes towards scholarships for girls to attend camp, materials for the cleaning and to help with the up keep of camp, and programs for girls and adults of Northeast PA. Send us your donation through PayPal here, Venmo @supportersofCA, or mail us a check at PO Box 22 Mehoopany, PA 18629. Checks should be made out to Supporters of Camp Archbald. All donations are tax-deductible.  

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