Member Essentials – 4/28/20

Please note the change in frequency of the Member Essentials email – it will now be sent once a week, every Tuesday. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Customer Care at email:  customercare@gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410. Thank you. 


REMINDER: All volunteers are invited to join us at our Virtual Friendship Circle tomorrow!

We’re so thankful for all the work you do to bring the power of Girl Scouting to girls throughout Western New York! Even though we can’t see each other in person, we wanted to celebrate you through a Virtual Friendship Circle! 

Wednesday, April 29 | 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://girlscouts.zoom.us/j/3923471622
Meeting ID: 392 347 1622 | Password: 193031

One tap mobile:
+19294362866,,3923471622#,,#,193031# US (New York)
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Dial by your location: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)


Mental Health and Youth: Signs Symptoms and Interventions – April 23, 2020

If you weren’t able to attend the Youth Mental Health presentation by Karl Shallowhorn, M.S., CASAC, on Thursday, you can now view it on demand.

You can access the webinar and slide deck using the links below, as well as additional resources.

Video Presentation: https://youtu.be/WDLBq9Pls48

Presentation Slide Deck: https://www.gswny.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gswny/documents/4-23-20%20Girl%20Scouts%20WNY.pdf

WNY and National Mental Health Resources: https://www.gswny.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gswny/documents/WNY%20and%20National%20Mental%20Health%20Resources.pdf

Rise in Mental Illness Among Teen Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsVpBlVkShM&feature=youtu.be

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Risk Factors for Substance Abuse and Mental Health:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX7HxYeswkI&feature=youtu.be

GSWNY provides training opportunities on a number of topics in an effort to encourage development and share information. At times, these topics may include content regarding health and wellness (physical, mental, etc.). GSWNY in no way endorses any wellness philosophy, and individuals are always encouraged to defer to or seek the guidance of healthcare and mental health professionals. Training sessions are meant to provide information that may be helpful, but are never intended to replace the expertise that only professionals can provide.


National Service Project: Letter Writing Campaign

Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. We are proud of all that our service units, troops, staff and girls have done so far to support our community—and the world—during COVID-19. We are also proud to be a part of the larger Girl Scout Movement, which is serving our country and our world. Now, we are proud to share resources to engage in a Movement-wide letter writing campaign to support those in our community who need us most.

The idea is simple: Girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated and heroic staff who are caring for them. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

Please visit www.girlscouts.org/serviceprojects for instructions on how to write and send letters, including a sample letter to include when you send your letters to a facility.

Share your story of letter writing with the greater Girl Scouts Movement by sharing on social media with #GirlScoutsGiveBack.

Don’t forget to visit our Girl Scouts Give Back page and log the number of letters you send to add them to the national campaign. Let’s see how many letters of love and care our movement can send!


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, Instagram, and YouTube

Yesterday, we kicked off our week of STEM with an egg drop experiment! The rest of the week, we’re showing the science of ice cream, explaining tricky thaumatropes, practicing chromatography, and doing a slime challenge!

NEXT WEEK: Join us for next week’s Trefoil TV sessions focused on Fun and Games! Visit our Facebook Events to see what we have planned.

Girl Scouting at Home

Looking for ways to stay involved with Girl Scouts? Check out our Girl Scouting at Home page today! We regularly add new resources, including new Virtual Badge Work for all Girl Scout Levels on Thursdays!


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 next week! 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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