Member Essentials

Member Essentials 11/16/21

Happy Thanksgiving to our GSWNY members! We are so grateful to our Girl Scout volunteers, staff, families and girls for what you give to each other, to this organization and to our surrounding community. Thank you!

Council Updates

Upcoming Council Closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday
The GSWNY Council will be CLOSED from Wednesday, November 24, thru Friday November 26. We will reopen on Monday, November 29.

Please contact our GSWNY Customer Care team with any questions during regular business hours at 1-888-837-6410. For emergencies outside of office hours please call our Emergency line at: 1-800-882-9268.

Become a National Delegate!
Volunteers and girls 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. Visit to learn more, view the current roster, and apply today!

Programs & Events

New Badge in a Box kits available!

Daisy/Brownie Automotive Manufacturing
Fire your engines and find out how automotive manufacturers build and test vehicles that are safe and well made. Create your own assembly line to manufacture a vehicle!

Price: $5 per box
Junior Detective
Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Practice the power of observation, communicate in code, learn about fingerprinting and other skills to solve a real mystery!

Price: $5 per box
Cadette Breathe Journey
Find out about the air we breathe and plan a Take Action project to fix an air problem in your community. Meets journey requirement for Silver Award!

Price: $8 per box

Visit to learn more and order your Badge in a Box today!

Program on Demand: The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark home of Susan B. Anthony and collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work. We offer programs through our Learning Center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. We offer a program for every level of Girl Scouting: Two Daisy Petals; Celebrating Community Brownie Badge; Susan B. Anthony House Patch for Juniors and Older Girls; and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Inspiration for those beginning to develop Take Action projects. Programs at all levels involve a specific tour of the Susan B. Anthony House followed by hands-on experiences in our Carriage House.

Our Programs on Demand (POD) provide additional Girl Scout experience opportunities for girls and troops throughout our nine counties. These businesses and organizations feature programs designed to appeal to a wide array of interests, including STEM, art, animals, and many more. Even better, you work directly with these collaborators to determine the specific program and date that fits your schedule. LEARN MORE >>>

Product Program

7 in 7 Challenge Winners
We have selected the winners for our 7 in 7 challenge from the 2021 Fall Product Program!

  • Troop 20080 Madeline D – Grand prize winner of the day reservation at a GSWNY Camp & a swag bag
  • Troop 30042 Charlotte C – Winner of the 3ft. Penguin!
  • Troop 92100 Miley M – Swag bag winner
  • Troop 71808 Abigail M – Swag bag winner
  • Troop 60124 Ada M – Swag bag winner


Pre-Black Friday Sale
Let’s see what’s on SALE this holiday season!

Pre-Black Friday Deals:

  • Bundle $16.99 Choice of WNY Scarf (navy/green or a cookie themed) and a Girl Scout tote. Sold separately: Tote $4.99 Scarf: $12.99
  • Embroidered patch style Reindeer ornament: $2.99
  • GSWNY wooden ornaments: $4.99
  • Cookie glass ornaments – $5.99
  • GSWNY Duffle Bag (variety of colors) – $5.99

Our Pre-Black-Friday Sale starts TODAY, Tuesday, November 16, and goes through while supplies lasts. Every store has a limited quantity.

Visit to see our hours and how to order.

Get Connected to GSWNY

Catch up with past Member Essentials on our blog and make sure you join our Members Group on Facebook for the latest updates. 

If you have any questions, 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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