Member Essentials

Member Essentials 2/1/22

COVID-19 Guidelines

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

Join-a-Thon 2022 is here!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you know a girl or volunteer who would be a great fit for Girl Scouts of Western New York? TOMORROW would be the perfect time for her to join!

Why? Join-a-Thon, our Council-wide membership drive, happens tomorrow and is an opportunity to welcome new girls and volunteers into our movement. At the same time, our friends who may have stepped away from girl scouts are encouraged to re-join.

Prizes, incentives, and an exclusive party for girls are just a few of the rewards that are offered. We encourage you to refer someone to join our movement TOMORROW, February 2.

You too will have a chance to win some of these great prizes because all referrals by members go into a drawing to receive one of two $25 gift cards to the GSWNY Shop or store of your choice. At the same time, girl referrals will count towards the Grow Your Girl Crew incentives

Cookie Program

Reminder: Initial orders are due next Monday, February 7.
Don’t forget to submit Initial Orders, Early Recognition Orders, and Delivery Pick-Up time in Smart Cookies by 11:59 p.m. on February 7. Please contact Customer Care with any questions.

Programs & Events

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with Tesla and Envirolution
Saturday, February 26 | 1 to 2 p.m. (EST) | Cadettes
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 4

This national event focuses on inspiring and encouraging girls to explore impactful careers in engineering while taking an inside look at Tesla factories, insights from Tesla engineers, and more.

Registered participants will receive a Microsoft Teams Live link by email. Note: Program kits will need to be picked up from one of the GSWNY Service Centers. On the form where it asks you to enter your school, please enter “GSWNY” as the school name and leave the rest of the school details blank.

Register Here »

Questions? Email or call Envirolution at 775-229-8488.

Rescheduled: Buffalo Beauts Game
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Northtown Center at Amherst (1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville, New York 14221)
Time: Meet-and-greet with players at 12:15 pm in one of the upstairs banquet rooms at the rink. Gameday Events Manager Austin Shannon will direct members to the banquet room. The game starts at 1 p.m.

Safety reminders:

  • All entrants into the rink need to wear a mask at all times while they are inside.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented for the meet-and-greet.
  • Group photos with players are not permitted at this time due to COVID. However, the Beauts have a special giveaway for members at the meet-and-greet.

There’s still time to purchase tickets online at and remember to use our 20% discount code: GSWNY22.

If you previously purchased tickets for the January 9 game, they are valid for the March 20 game.

Submit your ideas for our Partners on Demand listing
The Girl Experience team is soliciting partner suggestions for our Programs on Demand listing. Our Programs on Demand (POD) listing provides additional Girl Scout experiences and opportunities to members throughout our nine counties with the help of community partners. Submit your suggestions today!


Troop Leader Survey
We are seeking your input as we build our next Spring Renewal campaign – tentatively set to begin in April. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey.


Did you earn a 2021 Cookie Program GSWNY Shop Gift Card? This is just a reminder that all “Be Amazing” cards expire on February 26, 2022. Visit our website to see when you can come in and shop, or how to place your order via email or over the phone.

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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