Member Essentials – 4/16/20

Cookie Donor Buyout Program

Today is the official launch of our Donor Buyout Program to pair donors with troops who have remaining cookie inventory. All participants in the buyout program will assist in buying a troop’s remaining inventory and those cookies will be donated to hometown heroes serving in the community.

Learn More


Volunteer Tips for Staying Connected

At GSWNY, we recognize and value your time. Since our lives have been significantly interrupted, here are some ways to stay connected and reconnect with your Girl Scout Troop. Download the tips and learn more from Christine Kirwan’s Trefoil TV about staying connected.

Thank you for all that you do! 

Download Volunteer Tips


Annual Troop Financial Activity Report (TFAR) Update

As the normally scheduled Girl Scout gatherings and programs are temporarily on hold, the previously required month of May TFAR submission window will be shifted to June 1-30, 2020 (a copy of the May troop bank account statement to be attached). Please watch for additional information and mark your calendars for a June TFAR submission! We will keep you updated should there be any changes to these plans.


Celebrate Earth Day with GSWNY!

50th Anniversary of Earth Day 
GSWNY 50 Point Challenge


Try out your favorite activities! When you earn a total of 50 points you have earned your patch! This Program Patch will cost $1.25. Deadline to order is May 31, 2020.

Download the Activity Guide

GSWNY Virtual Campfire
April 22 at 6 p.m.

Join some of our camp staff for an evening of fun and excitement, as we connect with our camp friends sharing favorite camp songs and traditions.

Register Today

This week, we’re holding a Virtual Camp Week! Watch Trefoil TV Weekdays at 3:12 p.m. on GSWNY’s Facebook Page to see videos from our camp and outdoor staff.

Make sure you check in every day at 3:12 to catch us live. Can’t make the live broadcast? View all our Trefoil TV videos on Facebook  and YouTube.

Upcoming: Learn all about s’mores and recipes to try at home later today and tomorrow join Edge in singing camp songs!

Girl Scouting at Home

Looking for ways to stay involved with Girl Scouts? Check out our Girl Scouting at Home page today!

Visit Girl Scouting at Home Page


Mental Health and Youth: Signs, Symptoms and Interventions Virtual Training Sessions – Thursday 4/23

Two Sessions: 11am – 1pm and 6pm – 8pm

Karl Shallowhorn, MA, CASAC has partnered with GSWNY in order to offer two training sessions to our staff and volunteers.  This training provides a basic overview of mental health, as well as information on disorders such as anxiety and depression. Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms as well as risk and protective factors associated with these conditions in relationship to youth 18 and under. Information will also be provided on resources available to assist those working with youth who may be encountering emerging mental health challenges.

Please note that each session has a maximum of 250 registrants, so space is limited.  Please register only if you are able to attend the live session; the sessions will be recorded and circulated via Member Essentials to all members.  GSWNY and Mr. Shallowhorn are also collaborating to provide a mental health session for girl members – please keep an eye out for more details to come!

Register for Morning Session | Register for Evening Session


Girl Scouts Doing Good Things

Our Girl Scouts are putting their ingenuity to work and doing great things across our WNY community. Check out a few examples below.

We are #GirlScoutStrong! Looking forward to talking to you on Tuesday! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Customer Care customercare@gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410.

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