Family Newsletter

GSWNY Family Newsletter – April 2021

Why Just Trying is Sometimes Good Enough

Think back to when your girl was a toddler; do you remember that boundless enthusiasm and I-can-do-anything attitude? One day she wanted to be a writer and the next day she’d switched to wanting to be a dentist/astronaut (because dental hygiene is important even in space. Naturally!). But as girls get older, studies show that their fearless sense of adventure starts to give way to something a bit less fun: the pressure to be perfect. Just how serious is the problem though? By age 13, nearly half of girls say they “aren’t allowed to fail.” Scary, right?


Earth Day Challenge

This year Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. Celebrate Earth Day all month long with your family by completing activities linked below to add up to 21 and earn your 2021 Earth Day patch. 


Spring Renewal is now open

Raising kids today is essentially uncharted territory, which is why Girl Scouts of Western New York is here for you and your family through it all. Cheering you on, lifting you up, celebrating your strengths. Today, tomorrow, together—we’re on your team. You’ve got this.

Girls who renew during April qualify for our Ultimate Spring Renewal Incentives, including a GSWNY Lunch Sack and the GSUSA Renewal patch.


Celebrate your story in our Becoming Me program, inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama!

As we celebrate your strength, we want you to celebrate how far your girl has come this year and how far she’ll continue to go. Check out our new Becoming Me program, through which girls can explore their stories and who they can become, earn badges, and even attend a special members-only virtual event on May 6 with Mrs. Obama! Kick off a new year of Girl Scouting and save your spot by April 30.

Month of the Military Child

April is a time for many celebrations, including Month of the Military Child. Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of Western New York are proud to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide. Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with using the button below.

Last week, 7,300 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were delivered to the Niagara Falls Air Force Base and Friends of Family Support Association as part of the Cookie Share Program. We are grateful for all our Girl Scout and customers who helped provide these sweet treats to many heroes in the military.


See her independence soar 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!


Upcoming Girl Scout Programs

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

(In-Person) Earn Your Eco Explorer & Eco Advocates Badges –  S/A
Saturday, April 24 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(In-Person) Earth Day: Give Back to Camp at Camp Seven Hills Lakeside – D/B/J/C/S/A/Adults
Saturday, April 24 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Brownie Painting Badge – B
Saturday, April 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cyber Footprints – S/A
Thursday, April 29 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – J/C/S/A
Saturday, May 1 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – D/B
Saturday, May 1 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – D/B
Sunday, May 2 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dancer Badge with Teaching Artists Roc – B
Monday, May 3 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Staying Fit Badge with Teaching Artists Roc – J
Tuesday, May 4 | 6:00 PM -7:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – J/C/S /A
Saturday, May 15 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – D/B
Saturday, May 15 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Appreciating You: A Day to Recharge & Renew – Adults
Saturday, May 15 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

(In-Person) Conquer Camping – D/B
Sunday, May 16 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Creating Spells with Beaverton Civic Theatre – J/C
Sunday, May 16 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Animal Habitats Badge with SPCA Serving Erie County – J
Tuesday, May 18 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

(In-Person) Timbercrest Tidbits 2021: Loop the Lake Trail Nature Walk –  D/B/J
Wednesday, May 19 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Screen Writer Badge with Teaching Artists Roc – C
Saturday, May 22 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The programs listed above are available as of April 9, 2021. All programs are virtual
unless otherwise noted. To view more programs, visit

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