Family Newsletter

Family Newsletter – Nov. 2021

Remote Schooling Meant Less Bullying. What Now?

It’s no secret that a lot of kids didn’t love fully remote schooling. They missed their friends, school-based activities like sports and prom, and the independence of having a space in the world separate from their families. They had zoom fatigue and they grew hungry for personal interactions.

But for some kids? Fully remote schooling was a welcome escape from being bullied at school, on the bus, or on their walk home. And while it’s fairly obvious that in-person bullying wouldn’t be happening as much when kids don’t see each other face-to-face, a recent study out of Boston University indicated that even cyberbullying decreased significantly in areas that adopted fully remote education.

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GSWNY Members Group on Facebook
Have you joined our exclusive group for members on Facebook? This group is the place to go when you have questions about your Girl Scout’s experience. You’ll find exclusive announcements from council as well as support from other parents and leaders. Make sure you answer the membership question and agree to the group rules!

Join the GSWNY Members Group Today >>>

New Badge in a Box kits available!

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.

Designed to make Girl Scouting at home stress-free, the Badge in a Box includes the supplies needed to complete a badge at home, an easy to follow activity guide, and the badge itself!

Native American Heritage Month Fun Patch

The Girl Scout Native American Heritage Celebration Fun Patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders, to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people, and to acknowledge the many contributions that Native American community have made and continue to make across our nation. Girls and leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn this fun patch, and we encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate, they are sure to learn interesting new things.

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Become a National Delegate

Current Girl Scouts (and volunteers!) are encouraged to apply to be a National Delegate at the 56th National Council Session to be held in July 16 – 23, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. This is an exciting opportunity to represent Girl Scouts of Western New York on the National level. The Board Development Committee is seeking a diverse pool of highly motivated and passionate candidates for a limited number of Delegate positions.  Learn More >>>

Upcoming Programs

Find more programs today at

Live Strawberry ExperimentCadettes
November 13
Gold Award TrainingSeniors
November 16
Virtual Gold Award TrainingSeniors
November 17
Virtual Silver Award TrainingCadettesNovember 18
Digital PhotographyJuniorsNovember 18
Virtual Insect Discover Lab – Bugs EditionBrowniesNovember 20
PhotographerAmbassadorsDecember 2
Winter Camping BasicsCadettes
December 4
Detective: Behind the ScenesJuniorsDecember 5
Bank of America Banking BasicsJuniorsDecember 6
Virtual Silver Award TrainingCadettesDecember 9
Virtual Gold Award TrainingSeniors
December 9
Gold Award TrainingSeniors
December 11
Virtual Insect Discovery Lab for Eco ExpertsSeniors
December 11

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or 1-888-837-6410. In an emergency, please call 1-800-882-9268.

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