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Why Camp

On November 23rd, 30 BSA Scouts and Girl Scouts came out to Camp Golden Pond to learn a variety of first aid skills. Twin Creeks Ambulance Service brought the ambulance out and gave an overview of how they respond to emergencies. The teenagers then learned a variety of vital first aid skills such as triage, shock and stroke, weather emergencies, moving victims, first aid, and more.

Instead of watching the Ohio State vs Penn State Game, this group of youth spent their Saturday working hard to learn the skills that they might need if they should ever find themselves in an emergency situation.

It is our hope to be able to repeat this event in the spring, but we can’t do that without your help.

December 3rd, 2019 is #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of giving. We have now secured $5,500 worth of matching grants for GivingTuesday. In addition to these grants from very generous supporters, Facebook will also be matching donations on December 3rd. Starting at 8AM on December 3rd, Facebook will match up to $7 million USD in donations made on Facebook on GivingTuesday.

If you are thinking that you are going to wait until the end of the day on December 3rd to see if we need you, I can assure you that we need you. Instead, at 8AM on December 3rd visit the Friends of Golden Pond Facebook page and click “Donate”. You can also create your own fundraiser for Friends of Golden Pond at this link. Tell your friends and family why they should join you in trying to earn a potential $15,000 for the camp.

If you are not on Facebook, that’s OK. You can mail a check payable to “Friends of Golden Pond” to 922 Anna St, Boalsburg, PA 16827. Please visit to let us know the check is in the mail!

Each and every contribution is important. Each and every contribution will get us that much closer to being able to purchase our camp. Each and every contribution will help ensure that we are able to offer another First Aid Field Day in the spring.

As you consider supporting our GivingTuesday drive, ask yourself, if not you, then who? If not now, then when?