Member Essentials

Member Essentials 12/21/21

Message from Alison Wilcox, CEO

Happy Holidays to all of our Girl Scouts of Western New York members! Wishing you and yours all the best in this holiday season and the upcoming new year.

Please see below for our last Member Essentials update for 2021. Please note that our offices will be closed starting at noon on Wednesday, December 22, and we will reopen on Monday, January 3.

Our Customer Care line will be closed over the holiday break so please reach out to us for any assistance before noon on Wednesday December 22. Our emergency line at 1-800-882-9268 will be open throughout the holiday break.

Thank you for all that you do to support our girls and we look forward to exciting times ahead in 2022!

Council Updates

Girl Scout Scholarships Now Available
GSWNY is excited to announce we are now taking applications for our Girl Scout Educational and Kim Welsh scholarships. The deadline to apply and submit all required documents is March 16, 2022.  Visit to learn more and apply.

Virtual Troops
We have Virtual Troop options available for our Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts who are waiting for troop placement. Click here to view your options and learn more

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

GSWNY Day at the Buffalo Beauts Game
Come enjoy an afternoon of hockey at GSWNY Day at the Buffalo Beauts home game! Enjoy a Q&A Meet & Greet with Buffalo Beauts players, Girl Scout shout out during the game, and take selfies with players along the glass.

  • Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Northtown Center at Amherst (1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville, New York 14221)

Tickets are available online at: and remember to use our 20% discount code: GSWNY22

Two New Multi-Level Cookie Badge in a Box!
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time and what better way to help girls set up and expand their cookie business than with the new Cookie Express and Cookie Boss Badge in a Box!

Cookie Express: Daisy, Brownie, Junior
Girls will earn the new Daisy My First Cookie Business, Brownie My Cookie Customers, or Junior My Cookie Team with activities including cookie charades, making finger puppets to practice your sales pitch, making a goal box and thank you cards!

Price: $5 per box
Cookie Boss: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Girls will earn the Cadette My Cookie Venture, Senior My Cookie Network, or Ambassador Cookie Influencer with activities including designing an order clipboard, creating a cookie goal tracker poster, developing a marketing campaign, and creating a customer database!

Price: $5 per box

There are a limited number of boxes available for curbside pickup or shipping (for an additional cost). Visit to learn more and order your Badge in a Box today!

Camp & Outdoors

We’re looking for some help at our camps!
The recent high winds brought down a lot of trees that are clogging up our trails and units. If your troop would love to spend some time outdoors while helping to clean up our camps, please reach out to our Property Managers:

Troops can use this service towards earning the “I Camped, I Conquered” patch.

It’s the Circle of Life – Camp Seven Hills NYC Trip
Girl Scouts are invited to join us in NYC for the Camp Seven Hills summer Broadway trip. You can click here to learn more about the program and how to reserve your spot. 

COVID-19 Guidelines

Click here to view the most recent COVID-19 guidelines on our website.

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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