Thank you for all you do!
As 2021 winds down, we want to thank you for all you do for our Girl Scouts. We know that without your passion, dedication, and commitment, we wouldn’t be able to reach thousands of girls around Western New York.
We hope your holiday season has been filled with joy, peace, and time to rest. In this email, we’ve included resources to help you kick off the new year refreshed and ready to go.
As a reminder, our offices are currently closed and will reopen Monday, January 3. We can’t wait to get back to work and help you along the way.
Online Volunteer Resources
Have you checked out our updated website yet? We wanted to streamline content to make it easier for you to navigate and find the information you need. Take a few minutes to browse around and watch this video guiding you through the changes and where the content you need lives.
Have feedback? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Upcoming First Aid/CPR Trainings|
|Another resource you can find on our website are the upcoming First Aid and CPR Trainings. This information lives at www.gswny.org/safety, but we pulled a few upcoming trainings and listed them below for your convenience. |
Remember, each troop should have at least one volunteer who is certified in first aid and CPR for certain activities and field trips.
January 5 5 p.m. Buffalo
January 5 5 p.m. Rochester
January 8 9 a.m. Buffalo
January 8 11 a.m. Rochester
February 2 5 p.m. Buffalo
February 5 9 a.m. Buffalo
February 5 11 a.m. Rochester
February 9 5 p.m. Rochester
March 5 9 a.m. Lockport
March 5 2 p.m. Jamestown
Click here for additional dates, locations, and registration information »
Do you know an amazing volunteer? We bet you do! Consider nominating that volunteer for a GSWNY or GSUSA Adult Recognition. This is a great opportunity to honor our fellow volunteers. And they don’t have to be leaders, either – cookie managers, service unit team members, and committee members all make great honorees too.
Nominations for awards to be presented at the GSWNY Annual Meeting are due by February 1. All other nominations must be submitted 8 weeks prior to proposed presentation date.
You can also submit your request for a Years of Service (10+ years) or Membership Tenure Pin (15+ years) to be purchased by the council.
There are lots of other options too – like the Volunteer of Excellence (perfect for troop volunteers) and informal awards too! Get all the details and forms on our Adult Recognitions page.
Cookie Program Resources
The Online Cookie Program began the beginning of December and we’re quickly approaching the initial order period. We understand there’s a lot to know about cookies, so we’ve gathered resources to help you throughout the program. Use the button below to learn more and reach out to Customer Care with questions.
Grow Your Girl Crew
Our annual Grow Your Girl Crew campaign is happening now! This is when our current members can recruit new Girl Scouts and win big! We’ve have different prize levels for girls, but there’s an adult incentive too!
When you invite an adult to join and they do, you can win an exclusive sweatshirt! Use the link below to learn more.
Check out Grow Your Girl Crew »
Become a National Delegate
Members 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.
Click here to learn more »
COVID-19 Guidelines Reminder
Continue to access our latest guidelines through the COVID-19 Updates page on our website. To be best prepared for any changes that may occur, we encourage troops to have backup virtual or outdoor plans. We recommend that troops to stay in close contact with their meeting places as their requirements or access may change quickly.
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