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”

Girl Scout keeps her troop connected

Girl Scout Samantha Potts of Westmoreland County took initiative to keep her troop involved in Girl Scout fun. Inspired by a Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania live patch program, Samantha stepped up to lead her troop in her very own patch program creation. “I was excited to share the opportunity with my troop,” Samantha said. “IContinue reading “Girl Scout keeps her troop connected”

Alum stands in confidence thanks to her Girl Scout experience

Regina Munsch, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania alum and a Gold Award Girl Scout, consistently finds herself standing confidently in traditionally male-dominated areas. From playing the trumpet in middle school to earning her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering to currently pursuing a career as a dentist, she says that it’s Girl Scouts that helped her beContinue reading “Alum stands in confidence thanks to her Girl Scout experience”

Gold Award Girl Scouts receive GSWPA honors

GSWPA’s annual Awards of Distinction in May celebrated remarkable women in leadership in Pittsburgh, as well as the accomplishments of two incredible Gold Award Girl Scouts who received the honor of Girl Scout Humanitarian and Girl Scout of Distinction. Gold Award Girl Scout Charlotte Menke, a senior at Pine-Richland High School, accepted the award forContinue reading “Gold Award Girl Scouts receive GSWPA honors”

Gold Award Girl Scout Spotlight

Mia Sebolt (Allegheny County) Mia organized and led community workshops to teach others how to make cat toys from recycled common household items. The toys were donated to a local animal shelter to support their efforts and to help others learn how to make cat toys that are fun, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. Stephanie ShawContinue reading “Gold Award Girl Scout Spotlight”