ONLINE COOKIE SALES ARE NOW OPEN!

That’s right! We opened our online ordering for Girl Scout cookies so you can have them in time for Santa and Christmas! You safely have one week to order for them to arrive by December 24.

To order, reach out to your favorite Girl Scout for her online code or contact Girl Scouts of Western New York directly and we’ll help you out!

Happy eating!

Become a National Delegate at G.I.R.L. 2020!

Becoming a Delegate is an exciting opportunity for you to represent Girl Scouts of Western New York on the National level. The Board Development committee is seeking a highly qualified, diverse pool of candidates for a limited number of Delegate positions.

If you’re interested in submitting yourself to be a Delegate to the National Council Session being held October 23-25, 2020, in Orlando, please read through the following requirements and responsibilities and complete the nomination form by January 24.

Requirements to be a National Council Delegate:

  1. A citizen of the United States.
  2. Registered Girl Scout – girl or adult 
  3. Be 14 years of age or older.
  4. Available to attend the National Council Session (Oct. 23-25, 2020; GSWNY covers cost of travel)
  5. Committed to participate in delegate training sessions offered by the Council.
  6. Committed to three (3) year tenure as a Delegate.
  7. Committed to participating in National Council Session follow-up activities sponsored by the Council.

Each individual elected by the council as a voting member/delegate to the National Council holds a three-year term and takes personal responsibility to:

  • Study all items on the agenda, including background information and recommendations of the National Board of Directors, and fully prepare and participate in discussions.
  • Attend briefing and/or training meetings conducted by the council; participate in council, board, and associations meetings; and participate in council forums and focus groups, as requested.
  • Obtain a broad array of the opinions of adult and older girl members from all parts of the council.
  • Participate in teleconferences/webinars for voting members, sponsored by the national organization.
  • Attend all business meetings and engage in opportunities to discuss, learn, and share ideas across the Movement.
  • Report at the council’s annual meeting, to council board of directors and the council’s constituency (as requested) on the National Council decisions and the reasons for such decisions.

Complete the Nomination Form Here

Give the Gift of Girl Scouts this holiday season

Holiday shopping just became easier with a unique offer from Girl Scouts of Western New York. GSWNY is offering an annual Girl Scout membership with four additional gifts for her to unwrap.

Girl Scout membership will give your girl small gifts all year long as she builds confidence, tries new things, goes new places, and makes new friends. Did we mention the $2,500 annual college tuition rewards?

Girl Scouts Holiday Gift Set Includes:

  • 2019-2020 Girl Scout membership
  • Personalized membership certificate
  • 3-D 18” Create Your Own Llama Puzzle with markers
  • Girl Scout branded ear buds
  • Girl Scout goodie bag
  • All for $25!

Order your gift online or bring this form and payment to the Service Center closest to you. You can pick it up at any of our five locations by Friday, December 20, at noon. Locations and hours are listed below.

Order Online

GSWNY Service Center Locations & Hours


Batavia Service Center – 585.344.7050
5 Jackson St.
Batavia, NY 14020

  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Buffalo Service Center – 716.935.6035
3332 Walden Ave., Suite 106
Depew, NY 14043

  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER THROUGH MAY:
First & Second Saturday of the Month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


Jamestown Service Center – 716.935.6040
2661 Horton Rd.
Jamestown, NY 14701

  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lockport Service Center – 716.935.6080
5000 Cambria Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094

  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rochester Service Center – 585.292.5160
1000 Elmwood Ave., Door 9
Rochester, NY 14620

  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER THROUGH MAY: 
First & Second Saturday of the Month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


ATTENTION: All GSWNY Service Centers & Shops will be closed on Fri., Dec. 13, 2019, for a Staff Development Day. 

All orders must be picked up by Friday, December 20, at noon. Hours and addresses listed on gswny.org or you can contact Customer Care with questions at 1-888-837-6410 or customercare@gswny.org.

#GivingTuesday: Troop stories from around council

In our Facebook Lives today, we’re highlighting troop stories from around our nine counties. Here’s a closer look:

Genesee County

Troop 42115 participated in a Trick or Eat event in the East Pembroke neighborhood. Girls distributed flyers about their plan to support the local Corfu/Pembroke food pantry.

Just before Halloween, the girls in their costumes and their adult helpers collected the donations from the neighborhood. Check out all the food they collected!

Chautauqua County

Troop 20010 spent time learning about animals and went to the SPCA serving Erie County! The girls learned about animal habits, saw the wildlife hospital, and did presentations about endangered species and protecting animals. They also got to meet some furry new friends!

Niagara County

Troop 74148 completed their Community Badge by doing a scavenger hunt around their neighborhood finding symbols, monuments, and flags. They really liked the tribute to September 11.

They also had a special speaker: Megan Houseman. She spoke about being a woman in the military and showed them how to march and hold a flag.

Orleans County

Troop 82007 visited the Niagara Aquarium and Corning Museum of Glass in June.

This troop takes a ton of trips and have done things like camping on a beach in New Jersey! They also attend the vast majority of council programs offered for their age. They are almost always on an adventure!

Erie County

Troop 30677 took part in the Great Lakes Beach Sweep in September! A clean beach is an exciting thing and a great way to appreciate your neighborhood.

Cattaraugus County

Troop 10045 earned their Bronze Award building pollinator boxes for mason bees.

The bees nest in holes made by woodpeckers and beetles. The pollinator boxes include bundles of tubes where the bees can reproduce and lay eggs. The tubes are filled with eggs, nectar, and pollen, and sealed with mud plugs from which mature bees emerge in the spring.

Livingston County

Ashantee Troop 51063 and Rolling Hills Troop 51015 have been pen pals for the whole school year. They also co-hosted a party where they played games, tie-dyed t-shirts, and had ice cream sundaes.

Wyoming County

46 girls from Oatka Valley SU went Whitewater rafting in June with Adventure Calls Outfitters.

Monroe County

Pittsford Service Unit recently had a Pad Packing Party for their Period Insecurity Project. The Service Unit has worked with Scensibles the last 3 years. They provided the products and the Girl Scouts make the period packs for girls in the Rochester City School District.

Forty girls packed 2000 packs which contained: 2 pads, a liner, a hand sanitizer, and a Scensibles disposal bag. Additional menstrual care items were donated to the Pittsford food pantry. This project is great because it’s by girls for girls and it’s very empowering!

Today, you can help girls reach their potential.

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day for giving back to the causes you care about—like Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts can equal big change in a girl’s life: Girl Scout alums are 20% more likely to seek challenges and learn from setbacks than girls who weren’t Girl Scouts. This #GivingTuesday, donate $25 to give a year of Girl Scout membership to a girl who might not otherwise be able to participate.

When you donate to Girl Scouts on Giving Tuesday, you power unique and amazing experiences for girls in low-income communities—experiences that broaden their worlds, teach them essential life skills, and prepare them for lifelong leadership.

You can support the standout leaders of today and tomorrow. Make your Giving Tuesday gift now to give more girls a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure.

Learn more about what your gift can empower our Girl Scouts to do through real stories from girls around council. Staff members MeKenzie, Yvelisse, and Danielle share these stories and speak more about the impact of #GivingTuesday in the videos below.

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#GivingTuesday 2019 is tomorrow!

Hopefully, your return to work today isn’t too hard after a Thanksgiving holiday spent with friends and family. The big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but you can still make a difference this holiday season by supporting Girl Scouts on #GivingTuesday.

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#GivingTuesday is the social revolution of generosity and it’s happening tomorrow! Your support helps us continue to make a difference in the lives of our girls. Consider giving today and join the global movement to celebrate giving back.

We’re so thankful for our supporters, volunteers, advocates, and donors who embrace our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Without you, we couldn’t reach the thousands of girls across Western New York and deliver programming designed to set them up for success.

This year, we rolled out more than 200 programs focusing on our pillars of outdoors, STEM, life skills, and entrepreneurship, and everything in between. We want every girl to have the chance to pursue her dreams – whatever it looks for her.

Some of the programs we’ve held so far include a Pathways to Health Professional workshop where girls explored science and more; a Trailblazers program for our youngest Girl Scouts where they learned about fire building, tent pitching, leave no trace, and orienteering; a Maker Mania event at JCC that had the girls designing 3D patches, seeing a 3D printer in action, exploring the art of fingerprinting, and becoming beginner welders; a Glass Fusing class at Rochester Arc + Flame; and our 50th Anniversary Skills and Chills where girls competed in skills like canoeing, kayaking, fire building, tent pitching, log sawing, first aid, orienteering, archery, and more!

Plus, for the first time ever, our Girl Advisory Board held a conference for our Girl Scouts around council. The 2019 GIRL Experience Convention welcomed more than 300 attendees at Daemen College last month. The morning featured empowering keynote speakers and a Q&A. Following lunch, all levels were invited to an expo featuring many of our amazing program partners. From aerial arts to martial arts, face painting to robotics, and everything in between, this girl-led and girl-driven event represented what it means to be a Girl Scout.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what our Girl Scouts are doing and how donations support their growth. Join us on Facebook tomorrow to hear stories from counties around our council of what Girl Scouts are doing to make a difference, just like you.

Thank you for all that you do.

Donate Today

Make a difference just by shopping online

Black Friday is upon us and Cyber Monday is approaching quickly. You’ve created your gift list and checked it twice, so now you’re determined to find the best deals. Did you know that you could save money AND support Girl Scouts of Western New York at the same time?

When you shop with AmazonSmile, a portion of your qualifying purchase comes back to us and helps us build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. There aren’t extra taxes or hidden fees; it really is this simple.

All you have to do is click this link to choose Girl Scouts of Western New York as your chosen charity. Once you’re set up, start making your purchases from smile.amazon.com. Everything looks the same, except now your purchase goes further. It’s the Amazon you love with the giving back that feels good.

Make a difference this holiday season and shop with AmazonSmile.

Choose GSWNY Today