Member Essentials

Member Essentials – 6/29/21

Dear GSWNY Members,

Starting next week, Member Essentials will move to a bi-weekly email for the summer. We will continue to send on Tuesdays and past issues can be found on our blog.

Our social media accounts will be frequently updated to keep you informed between emails. If you haven’t yet, you can still join our GSWNY Members group for content tailored to you!

Please see the important announcements below and for questions, please contact Customer Care or call 1-888-837-6410. In an emergency, please call 1-800-882-9268.

Thank you for all you do!

Happy Fourth of July!

All Girl Scouts of Western New York Offices and Shops will be closed on Friday, July 2, and Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day Weekend. We will resume summer hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. 

Summer Camp 2021 kicks off next week!

Registration is still open for GSWNY Summer Camp! Register here today! Use the button below to view our camp guides and review important COVID-19 information updates.


90th Anniversary Family and Friends Event at Camp Seven Hills
July 30 to August 1, 2021–ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!*

Better late than never! Let’s enjoy an in-person celebration of 90 years of Camp Seven Hills since we couldn’t gather last year!

The Saturday-only portion of the event begins July 31 at 9:30am. ONLINE ONLY: Shop the 90th Anniversary merch! There will not be an in-person shop at camp this year.

Use the button below to register for the event or to purchase camp merchandise


*at the time this email is being scheduled

The volunteer-run Great Escape committee will be operating their Great Escape event again this year! October 1-3, 2021


Please direct all questions to the Great Escape volunteer committee at the Great Escape Weekend group on Facebook or

If you’ve been keeping up with our Pride Month posts the past four weeks, you’ve seen the topics of history, notable people, pop culture, and how to be a good ally. This week is the final week of the Pride celebrations, which also makes it the last post on this topic for the month. But does that mean we get to dust off our hands and move on once we hit July? Absolutely not! While we’ve had a ton of fun putting these posts together for you, and the world is a better place than it once was, we want to acknowledge that there’s so much more work to do!


Retail Item of the Week: Camp Bandanna

Show your camp pride with this beautiful “Life is Good at Camp!” tie-dyed colored bandana. All four Girl Scout of Western New York camps are displayed on this color rich cloth: Camp Piperwood, Camp Seven Hills, Camp Timbercrest and Camp Windy Meadows.

Price: $6

Available in store or online! Call your local shop for pick up during our new summer hours.


Shop Hours Update

We have some updates to Girl Scout Shop hours for July & August. The Jamestown & Lockport shops will only be open on Wednesdays, please see the updates below: 


  • Monday        1:00-4:30 Curbside Pickup & In-person Shopping
  • Wednesday  1:00-4:30 Curbside Pickup & In-person Shopping


  • Wednesday  1:00-4:30 Curbside Pickup & In-person Shopping

Also, we will offer some EXTENDED SHOP HOURS on the following days:

  • Wednesday, June 30 1:00-6:30 pm – Rochester Shop ONLY
  • Wednesday, July 7 1:00-6:30 pm – All Shop Locations

June Promotion: $5 Off Any T-Shirt!

This sale is just too cool to have for only one week, so we are having it all month long! From June 1 to 25, enjoy $5 off any T-Shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket! In-store or curbside side pickup only. Regular price merchandise only. Excludes sale and core items.

Girl Scouts help Feed the Need!

Due to the pandemic, more families than ever are food insecure. Helping to keep community food banks, pantries, and cupboards stocked is one easy way Girl Scouts of Western New York can make a difference in our community!

This summer GSWNY is again hosting Feed the Need – a food collection drive where we encourage members, troops and staff to donate to their local food pantry. While Feed the Need officially runs July 1 to August 31, any time is a good time to donate!

For tips on what, where and how to donate, please see our Feed the Need FAQ’s

Thank you for helping your community!

To submit your own Volunteer Spotlight, please fill out this form:

Join our team!

GSWNY is currently hiring for a number of full-time, part-time, and seasonal opportunities. Check out our Careers page to learn more about our benefits, awards, and openings today!


Partner Fundraiser

Girl Scouting at Home

Looking for ways to stay involved with Girl Scouts? Check out our Girl Scouting at Home page today! New resources are added regularly. 

Looking for more options? Head to for even more at-home opportunities for your Girl Scout.

We are #GirlScoutStrong! Looking forward to talking to you next Tuesday! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Customer Care or call 1-888-837-6410. In an emergency, please call 1-800-882-9268.

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