Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania was formed on May 1, 2007 through the merger of four councils in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The council brings together decades of rich Girl Scout history that:
• Presently serves more than 23, 000 girl members, ages 5 – 17.
• Spans 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.
• Operates 7 service centers.
• Stewards and operates 7 camps.
• Recruits nearly 11,000 adult volunteers who serve as troop leaders, mentors, board members and adult education trainers.
GSHPA is committed to helping girls discover their potential, connect with others from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and take action to make their community better.
GSHPA is structured regionally to better serve our volunteers, girls and communities. Our 30 counties are divided into five regions:
• North – (Montoursville area office), covering Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan and Union counties.
• Northeast – (Scranton area office), covering Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
• South – (York, Gettysburg and Lancaster area offices), covering Adams, York and Lancaster counties.
• South Central – (Harrisburg area office), covering Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lebanon and Perry counties.
• West – (State College area office), covering Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Juanita and Mifflin counties.