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On this page we will provide information you won't find at service unit meetings or on the GSEP website. If you have information to share, please email us so we can add it to the page! How do you wear adult pins? Here's how: download GS Adult Insignia Need meeting ideas? Check this out! download Monthly Ideas For Girl Scout Leaders Download the Scout The Vote Guide for all age levels to learn more about and become more involved in the election process. If you would like to visit a polling place on election day, contact Cyndi Mascibroda to arrange a tour. Did you know that anyone who is old enough to walk can go orienteering? It's true! Check out the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association website at www.dvoa.org for more information about local meets and orienteering in general. And watch our calendar for the closest event to us! Looking for a trip to a planetarium? Check out the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton! The show themes vary, as do the other exhibits, so go to their website for more info: newjerseystatemuseum.org. Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol offers nature programs as well as trails to hike! If you would like to find out more about how they can help you with a Journey, contact PattiAnn Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 215-785-1177 ext. 12. You can find out more about Silver Lake at SilverLakeNatureCenter.org. Looking for help with a badge that involves books? Contact Bari Jo Davis at our local Barnes & Noble! You can reach her at email@example.com or 215-269-0450. If you need someone to help with printing, book binding, or graphic arts for a badge, contact Mr. Doug at our local Office Max! He does a great program for Girl Scouts! You can reach him (Doug Lehnen) at 215-949-8740 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for a service project? Northminster Presbyterian Church keeps collection bins for pet foods all year round! Cat food & litter, dog food, and miscellaneous items like bowls, toys, & treats are all welcome! They are donated to people at the local food banks who are struggling to feed their pets. You can drop them off Tuesday nights from 6:30-8pm or contact Cyndi or Michelle for a drop off! **If you would like to donate to a local food pantry, the E.R.A. pantry is at 8525 New Falls Road in the United Christian Church. Contact the director, Nancy Hoinkis at 215-547-1676 or at ERAFoodPantry@gmail.com for more info. You may drop off donations directly at UCC on Mondays from 6-8pm. Interested in pottery? Earth Center Pottery at Tyler State Park offers wonderful Girl Scout programs! For more info, contact Jennifer Miller at email@example.com or 267-218-0290. Also at Tyler Park, you'll find camps and classes in fiber arts, painting, drawing, glass fusion and more! Go to TylerParkArts.org for more information or give them a call at 267-218-0290. Are you looking for a patch program about a country, or maybe even Juliette Low? Patchwork Designs is the site for you! You can earn a country patch while you're preparing for Thinking Day each year! And they have a new Juliette Low patch every fall! Go to patchworkdesigns.net to see all they have to offer! (Just remember, these patches go on the back of a vest or sash.) Do you wonder where the cute non-Girl-Scout patches the shop sells come from? Advantage Emblem! They specialize in laser cut shaped patches that are so cool! Check them out at advantageemblem.com. Do you need ideas for troop activities? Check out makingfriends.com (click on Scouts). For even more ideas, go to ScoutingWeb.com. You'll find activity ideas, traditions, and so much more! Do you need ideas for a local trip? Look at pennsburymanor.org, mercermuseum.org, or churchvillenaturecenter.org. All are non-profits that often run programs that can help you with a Journey or badge! Do you need more information about the Girl Scout extra accident insurance? Go to mutualofomaha.com/girl_scouts_of_the_usa/forms.html. Is your troop looking for a way to earn extra money beyond QSP and Cookie sale? How about a car wash? Advance Auto Parts (by the new Walmart) is happy to help! Contact the manager - Keith Martinez at 215-943-1074 to set it up. Their address is 197 Kenwood Drive, Levittown. Good Luck! Have you been to Valley Forge National Historic Park yet? Don't just drive through it on your way to the Valley Forge service center! Schedule a trip for your troop! Start at the Visitor Center where you can watch a short film. Then take a self-guided tour, a trolley tour, a cell phone tour, or even a guided tour with park rangers! Find out more about this wonderful park at www.nps.gov/vafo. Snipes Farm is a terrific place for your troop outing or service project! Check them out at snipesfarm.org and give Colleen a call at 215-295-1139, ext. 102, to schedule. Why not work on your Journey at the Zoo? The Philadelphia Zoo has Journey programming for all age levels. Find out more at philadelphiazoo.org! Would you like to visit a butterfly house? There's one at Wheelabrator (the trash-to-steam power plant) on New Ford Mill Road (near the landfill). For info, contact Karen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215-428-7919. Are your girls interested in marine animals? Check out the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ. Find out more at www.mmsc.org or email them at email@example.com.
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