Member Essentials – 4/21/20

Please note that we have been receiving a lot of positive opportunities from various outlets for media interviews and comments. We ask that if anyone is contacted for an opportunity that you work in collaboration with Council to make sure that we are speaking in one voice. Please contact our EVP of Marketing at 716-935-6023 or email callie.johnson@gswny.org.


Product Program Update

Girl Scout Cookie Program Virtual Program Options
GSWNY Cookie Donor Buyout: GSWNY is asking donors to assist Girl Scouts and first responders or charities by purchasing leftover cookie inventory. Online Form For Donors

GSWNY Cookies for Courage: Transform your troop inventory into a sweet treat for your local hometown heroes! Think of women and men on the front lines and let them know your Girl Scout troop is thankful for them. Let your entrepreneurial skills shine…show us how creative you can be! Learn more here:  Flyer and FAQS.

Please note that as communicated previously, troops who are done selling and have leftover inventory will be asked to complete a form and will not be responsible for payment for unsold packages.  Once troops complete the form we will work with you on the process.

GSUSA PROGRAM: Girl Scouts and communities across the country are counting on you. Support girls continued success in the wake of COVID-19 through Digital Cookie and Smart Cookie online orders shipped to your door without interruption. Or donate cookies online and we’ll distribute them safely to provide comfort to first responders, frontline volunteers, and local causes in need. Learn more here.

Please note that as communicated previously, troops who are done selling and have leftover inventory will be asked to complete a form and will not be responsible for payment for unsold packages.  Once troops complete the form we will work with you on the process.

GSUSA PROGRAM: Girl Scouts and communities across the country are counting on you. Support girls continued success in the wake of COVID-19 through Digital Cookie and Smart Cookie online orders shipped to your door without interruption. Or donate cookies online and we’ll distribute them safely to provide comfort to first responders, frontline volunteers, and local causes in need. Learn more here.


Mental Health and Youth: Signs, Symptoms and Interventions Virtual Training Sessions THIS THURSDAY

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

This is a reminder that Karl Shallowhorn, MA, CASAC will join us virtually on Thursday, April 23, to provide a training entitled “Mental Health & Youth: Signs, Symptoms and Interventions.” The course synopsis, along with the enrollment links, are provided below:

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Self-Injury & Suicide
  • Risk/Protective Factors
  • Interventions
  • Treatment
  • What Can You Do?
  • Resources

Please note that each session has a maximum of 250 registrants, so space is limited.  Use the links below to register for either Thursday session. Note: These are two identical sessions; please register for only one session.

Morning Session | Evening Session


Renewal Update

After careful consideration, GSWNY is postponing the start of the Spring Renewal campaign, originally set to begin on May 1.  We will continue to review the current conditions to determine the best start date.  Look for updated campaign dates and information in mid to late May!


Safety Activity Check Points for Virtual Meetings

GSUSA recently released a guide about virtual troop meetings with information including tips for the meeting, inclusion ideas, privacy, and safety activity checkpoints. Download the Virtual Meeting guide today.


Keep Girl Scouts Going: A Guide for Troop Parents & Caregivers

With so much change going on in the world, maintaining your girl’s connection to Girl Scouts can bring her a sense of normalcy and security during a time of uncertainty. Download the guide to learn how to power her experience from home.


Earth Day is tomorrow! Join us for a virtual campfire!GSWNY Virtual Campfire
April 22 at 6 p.m.


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

Looking for more Earth Day activities? Check out our 50th Anniversary Challenge!

It’s Arts and Travel Week on Trefoil TV! Watch weekdays at 3:12 p.m. on GSWNY’s Facebook Page to see videos from staff and membership.

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.

THIS WEEK: Check out one of our Girl Scouts Cyrene demonstrating pour painting! Tomorrow we’re featuring Earth Day crafts.

Girl Scouting at Home

Looking for ways to stay involved with Girl Scouts? Check out our Girl Scouting at Home page today! We recently updated the page to include Virtual Badge Work!


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 Thursday! 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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