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We opened our online sales Saturday, December 7, which means you can get Girl Scout cookies in time for the holidays! We ship through the USPS and they provide recommended ship-by dates to guarantee delivery by December 25.
The current recommended date is December 14, which means you still have three days to order cookies! Get in touch with your favorite Girl Scout or reach out to Girl Scouts of Western New York if you’re interested in ordering.
Camping has always been a tradition in Girl Scouts, but it was never just about getting outside. We’re believe in the importance of connecting with nature in a girl-led setting, which makes this summer’s camp theme all the more relevant. In an increasingly digital world, we’re celebrating the simplicity of Camp: Life Unplugged.
This holiday season, you can give your girl the unforgettable gift of a week spent with her Girl Scout sisters doing something they love, whether it’s riding horses, traveling to New York City, climbing ropes courses, learning more about robotics, or simply relaxing. These are just glimpses of what you can expect from Girl Scout summer camp in 2020.
It’s more than just a week spent at camp–you’re also helping her build courage, confidence, and character, and empowering her to learn skills that last a lifetime. Purchase a Camp Gift Certificate* and give the gift of joy to your favorite girl. Camp Gift Certificates can be purchased in any amount by calling 1-888-837-6410 or by stopping in to any of our service centers.
The 2020 Summer Camp Catalog goes live January 13, 2020, at www.gswny.org and will outline all of our overnight and day camp options at our three camps – Camp Timbercrest, Camp Seven Hills, and Camp Piperwood. Check it out to see all of the coming excitement!
REGISTER NOW: Our guides aren’t out for another month, but registration is open for our trip to New York City to see Frozen on Broadway! You can reserve your girl’s spot now for only $25! Visit gswny.org to learn more and reserve a spot.
We wish you a joyful holiday season and a wonderful new year!
Sincerely, The Girl Scouts of Western New York Summer Camp Team
*Certificates are non-refundable and are redeemable during registration time in January 2020.
Please note our offices are closed the following dates: Friday, December 20 (at 3 p.m.) through Wednesday, January 1. Normal business hours resume Thursday, January 2, 2019. To see all our business hours, click here.
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. Once completed, you can email the form to Blair Yaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements to be a National Council Delegate:
A citizen of the United States.
Registered Girl Scout – girl or adult
Be 14 years of age or older.
Available to attend the National Council Session (Oct. 23-25, 2020; GSWNY covers cost of travel)
Committed to participate in delegate training sessions offered by the Council.
Committed to three (3) year tenure as a Delegate.
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.
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.
In our Facebook Lives today, we’re highlighting troop stories from around our nine counties. Here’s a closer look:
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
46 girls from Oatka Valley SU went Whitewater rafting in June with Adventure Calls Outfitters.
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!