GSWNY Family Newsletter – March 2021

Parents? You’re Doing Some Heroic Work Right Now

Lots of things are hard these days, and so many of us are feeling the stress. Beyond doing everything in your power to keep your loved ones healthy, there’s so much day-to-day stuff that can go sideways in a moment’s notice. Whether your kid has a full meltdown while you’re on an important conference call (naturally making you feel like parent of the year) or the grocery store is yet again out of the few things your picky eater actually likes—none of it  is easy. And when you’re used to juggling many different priorities pretty well, it’s easy to be hard on yourself when things aren’t going right. 

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Happy Girl Scout Week!

The Girl Scouts of Western New York are celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black women who were pioneers in fields that reflect our four pillars: Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, STEM, and Outdoors. Each week we’ll share a blog post with her story, as well as other information and activities to help you celebrate the month, too!

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Celebrating the women who inspire us for Women’s History Month

March is all about celebrating the contributions of women to American history, and this year we want to hear from our Girl Scouts! Your girl is invited to share with us about a woman who inspires her through a creative project of her choosing. This is also a contest where the winner will be chosen at random from the submissions.

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Watch your girl grow as a leader at summer camp

Summer camp is an important part of Girl Scouting. Beyond the outdoor skills they develop and adventures they have, Girl Scouts grow as leaders at camp. 

Whether camp is in-person or alternative, we have opportunities for your girl to experience Girl Scout camp this year. Use the button below to learn more!

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Program Highlight

She THRIVES: Building Positive Mental Health Practices

Saturday, April 17 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | C/S/A

Girls asked for mental health programs and we’ve answered! GSWNY is proud to work with our sponsors The Thinkers and the Girl Scouts NY State Training Cohort to bring this exciting program to our members! 

Vetted facilitators from Google, NASA, Emmy Award Winners, New York University, and Georgetown University will deliver 3 sessions to participants. 

Session Topics:

  • Daily Self-Care Practices for Positive, Inner Growth 
  • Be Mindful: Tips to Prevent and Manage Anxiety & Stress 
  • Build Healthy and Authentic Friendships & Relationships 

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Upcoming Girl Scout Programs

Upcoming Girl Scout Programs Programs are marked by level: Daisies/Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors
Home Alone Safety with EPIC Trainings – B/J Saturday, March 13 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Babysitters Training with EPIC Trainings – C Saturday, March 13 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Self Care Night – S/A Thursday, March 18 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Windy Meadows – D/B/J/C/S/A/Adults Saturday, March 20 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Starry Night at Camp Windy Meadows – D/B/J/C/S/A/Adults Saturday, March 20 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Behind the Scenes with Beaverton Civic Theatre – B Sunday, March 21 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Gold Award Training – S/A Wednesday, March 24 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Seven Hills – D/B/J/C/S/A/Adults Saturday, March 27 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Starry Night at Camp Seven Hills – D/B/J/C/S/A/Adults Saturday, March 27 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Championship Martial Arts – D Sunday, March 28 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Herstory: Mission History – S/A Tuesday, March 30 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Championship Martial Arts – B Sunday, April 18 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Behind the Scenes with Beaverton Civic Theatre – J Sunday, April 18 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Virtually Outdoors: Leading Campfire Songs – C/S/A Tuesday, April 20 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Textile Artist – C/S/A Thursday, April 22 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The programs listed above are available as of March 5, 2021. All programs are virtual
unless otherwise noted. To view more programs, visit gswny.org.

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