Family Newsletter

GSWNY Family Newsletter – October 2020

Fun Activities for Kids Spending a LOT of Time at Home

Whether you’re on school break or it’s just the weekend, your family is probably spending more time at home than ever. If you’ve had enough movie nights to program an entire film festival and are hungry for something (anything!) different, we hear you.  There are lots of tips out there about how to get through all this extra time at home unscathed, but we’d rather you get through it smiling with a ton of fun new memories and experiences under your belt. Here’s how to make it work.


Enjoy fall with these self-led family activities

Looking for ways to enjoy the fall season with your family? We have a document full of ideas, including hiking, pumpkin carving, and more!


Anti-Racism Patch

We are proud to announce the release of the NEW Girl Scouts of Western New York Anti-Racism Patch for girls and families.

This new Anti-Racism Patch features engaging activities for your girl at any grade level. Find out or learn about an interesting fact? Share it with us and send a photo of you completing an activity from the patch to email.

To find the new patch – please click here


Badge in a Box

If circumstances make it difficult for a girl’s troop to meet in person, if she is a Juliette Girl Scout, or if you simply want to have some additional Girl Scout fun and learning experiences as a family, the new Badge in a Box program might be a good fit for your family.

NEW! We have Democracy Badge in a Boxes for all levels for $10. Pictured is an example of one of our Badge in a Boxes, Brownie Senses.

Visit to learn more about Badge in a Box and how to order.

Is your family participating in our Fall Product Program?

Our Fall Product Program is a financial literacy program allowing girls to be entrepreneurs by offering family and friends the opportunity to purchase delicious nuts,  chocolates, and magazines.

Your girl can win this giant, 5 foot sloth!
Click here for more details

There are multiple ways to participate:

  • In-person by taking orders using the nut order card and collecting payments.
  • Online by inviting friends and family to place an order. Customers can choose to have nuts, chocolates, or magazines shipped directly to them, or they can select from a group of nut and chocolate products that girls can deliver in person.

Proceeds stay locally to benefit our council, and troops earn funds on all items sold. The program is an excellent way to support your council while earning early funds for your troop to use during the Girl Scout year for your activities and projects.


Upcoming Girl Scout Programs

Programs are marked by level: Daisies/Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors

Health People, Healthy Planet – A Saturday, Oct. 17
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Exploring Space with SPS – B/J/C Saturday, Oct. 17
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

College Knowledge Academy – S/A Sunday, Oct. 18
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Gold Award Training – C Wednesday, Oct. 21
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Girls Go Techbridge with the Society of Women Engineers 
J/C/S/A Saturday, Oct. 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

H20: Beyond the Tap – A Saturday, Oct. 24
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Meghan’s Tasty Treats Cupcake Decorating Class – B/J Sunday, Oct. 25
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Wondermakers Pumpkin Patch – B/J Saturday, Oct. 31
11:00 AM – 11:35 AM
Championship Martial Arts 716  J Sunday, Nov. 1
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Activism for Animals – S Wednesday, Nov. 4
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Health People, Healthy Planet – A Saturday, Nov. 17
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Girls in Space – D/B Saturday, Nov. 7
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Virtual STEM-A-Palooza 2020  J/C Saturday, Nov. 7
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Championship Martial Arts 716  S Sunday, Nov. 8
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Introduction to Quilling – S/A Wednesday, Nov. 11
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Toy Story Business School – D/B Saturday, Nov. 14
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Gold Award Training – C Tuesday, Nov. 17
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Animal Helpers Badge with SPCA Serving Erie County  C Saturday, Nov. 21
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Voice for the Animals Badge with SPCA Serving Erie County – S Saturday, Nov. 21
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

First Aid Badge – S/A Monday, Nov. 30
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The programs listed above are available as of October 7, 2020. All programs are virtual unless otherwise noted. To view more programs, visit

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