Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is thrilled to share Pennsylvania American Water’s “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program with girls across its 30-county footprint.
GSHPA received a $10,000 grant from Pennsylvania American Water to encourage girls to expand their knowledge about water resources and their impact on our environment. “We Keep Water Flowing” will inspire Girl Scouts to learn more about water sources in their community, strive to protect those water sources, and explore careers in the water industry. Keeping it girl-led, participants will be able to work through the program individually and choose activities that meet their interests and available resources. The program will align with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) to achieve the following goals:
· Discover: Seek opportunities to learn about the wide world of water.
· Connect: Collaborate with others to expand water knowledge.
· Take Action: Do something to help protect water sources.
“Our ‘We Keep Water Flowing’ patch program will help Girl Scouts connect real world water processes and issues to their daily lives by encouraging girls to participate in activities such as touring their local water treatment plant, hiking along a river or stream, and meeting and learning from women who work in the water utility business. All of the activities are designed to teach young people where their water comes from and the importance of water in their lives,” said Marcus Kohl, director of water quality and environmental compliance for Pennsylvania American Water.
“We are so excited for this partnership with Pennsylvania American Water to bring more environmental education to our Girl Scouts. This patch program is so much more than a
collection of fun water activities – it’s an opportunity for children, parents, and community members to learn how our actions have a direct impact on one of our most important resources,” said Lutricia Eberly, GSHPA Chief Membership Officer.
The “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program will run for two years. GSHPA anticipates officially launching the program in January 2023. For more information about the patch program, check out the “We Keep Water Flowing” program pamphlet.
ATTACHED PHOTO CUTLINE: (From left to right) Pennsylvania American Water’s Marcus Kohl, director of water quality and environmental compliance, and Kristi English, external affairs manager, award Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s Lutricia Eberly, chief membership officer, and Jackie Stem, director of fund development, with a $10,000 grant to encourage girls to expand their knowledge about water resources.
About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA)
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for a cause that motivates them, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alumnae, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect or donate, visit www.gshpa.org.
About Pennsylvania American Water
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn