The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania's (GSEP) Shelly Ridge campsite in Miquon played host to both national scouting leadership and foreign dignitaries on May 19th, as part of a World Conference of the Olave Baden-Powell Society (OB-PS).
The OB-PS is an international organization dedicated to female leadership, and decided to host its annual four day conference in Philadelphia to help the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrate their 100th anniversary. OB-PS was welcomed to Philadelphia by Mayor Michael Nutter, who presented its leadership with a Philadelphia Bowl Award at a reception the the National Constitution Center.
On Saturday, members of the OB-PS, GSUSA, and GSEP gathered at the Shelly Ridge campsite for an afternoon of workshops and a tree-planting event. Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girls Scouts of the USA; HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark, patron of the OB-PS; and GSEP President Natalye Paquin all participated in the planting.
GSEP serves 41,000 girls in partnership with 15,000 volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.
For further information about Girl Scouting, how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, call 215-564-4657 or visit www.GSEP.org.