All About Allergies

Mackenzie Borkovich earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, “All About Allergies.” She was celebrated alongside 54 other Girl Scouts at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s 2023 Gold Award Ceremony on May 7, 2023. The following is the speech she recited at the ceremony. It took me eight near-death experiences to become a GoldContinue reading “All About Allergies”

Gold Award Girl Scouts Honorable Mentions

Included in this year’s Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Awards of Distinction honorees were two Gold Award Girl Scouts who received the honors of Honorable Mention Girl Scout Humanitarian and Honorable Mention Girl Scout of Distinction. Gold Award Girl Scout Madelyn Sheffel, a junior who is dual-enrolled at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and CommunityContinue reading “Gold Award Girl Scouts Honorable Mentions”

2023 Gold Award Girl Scouts Receive Honors

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s annual Awards of Distinction event celebrates women who exemplify excellence in leadership throughout our council’s region, as well as the accomplishments of two Gold Award Girl Scouts who received the honors of Girl Scout Humanitarian and Girl Scout of Distinction. Gold Award Girl Scout Sophia Gledhill, a graduate of Quaker ValleyContinue reading “2023 Gold Award Girl Scouts Receive Honors”

2023 Adult Awards

Each year, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania accepts nominations for the exceptional volunteers who serve as the backbone of our organization. The Adult Award Review Committee then has the distinct privilege of reviewing those nominations and assessing each one carefully. The board approves the nominations for the Adult Awards, including the Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, ThanksContinue reading “2023 Adult Awards”

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Ehasz

Although Katie Ehasz’s Girl Scout journey first began in Pittsburgh as a Girl Scout Daisy, her volunteer journey began in Lopatcong, New Jersey, when her oldest of three children turned five. When Katie signed her daughter up for Girl Scouts, she became a co-leader and eventually a troop leader, until her family decided to returnContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Ehasz”

Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Kibler

Lori Kibler’s Girl Scout journey began when she started out as a Brownie Girl Scout. She recalls one of her favorite memories cabin camping with an older troop. “I have great memories of camping and other activities with my Girl Scout troop,” she said. “I still remember late night singing along to REO Speedwagon tunesContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Kibler”

Gold Award Girl Scout and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA

In 2022, Girl Scout Alexandra Jones celebrated many accomplishments—graduating Elizabeth Forward High School with High Honors, earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, and being crowned Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2022. Along with these outstanding achievements, she was also the president of both the Student Government Association and Interact Club at her school, a member ofContinue reading “Gold Award Girl Scout and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA”

Destinations: Space Academy Guest Blog Post

Cadette Girl Scout Evelyn “Evie” Mathie attended Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama for six days as part of our Destinations program. She was a recipient of D-Pass funding granted to Girl Scouts from our council. While at camp, not only did I make many new and amazing friends, but I learned so much from themContinue reading “Destinations: Space Academy Guest Blog Post”

Cookies to Camping (Part 2)

The countdown is on! Girl Scout Cookie Season is only one month away, and we can’t wait to see what this year has in store for our cookie bosses. What goals will you achieve this year? That’s up to you! Remember Indie Girl Scout sisters Illy and Nina from Bethel Park who had their sightsContinue reading “Cookies to Camping (Part 2)”

Raspberry Rally Contest

110 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low imagined a movement where all girls could come together and embrace their unique strengths and passions. Ensuring that all girls had a place to develop their leadership skills, advocate for themselves and others, and turn their ambitions into reality—these are the ideas Juliette rallied behind, leading her to establishContinue reading “Raspberry Rally Contest”