Member Essentials

Member Essentials 11/30/22

Join our Camp Naming Committee! Many of our trails, natural features (ponds etc.), cabins and more don’t have names. The names are important for members to feel connected to the space and make it easier for campers to navigate the space. We are looking for volunteers to support with the following: – Perform an audit and create lists of things that still need names
 – Perform an audit of signage and develop a list of additional required signs
 – Flag any names for cultural appropriation etc.
 – Work with the staff to develop a plan for naming features
If you are interested, please fill out this brief form here. Our first meeting will be held virtually on December 8th from 6-7pm.  

Renewal Survey = Gift Card prizes!We are looking for feedback from Troop Leaders and Parents/Guardians on our membership renewal program and incentives. You can provide a feedback no matter when you or your girl renewed, and Troop Leaders who are Lifetime Members are very welcome to provide input too!

Complete either the Troop Leader or Parent/Guardian survey (or both!) by 12/15 to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card – we’re giving away 2 winners for each survey!  Winners will be notified by email.

Parent/Caregiver Renewal Survey
Troop Leader Renewal Survey
Cookie Season 2023 is quickly approaching.

We have put together some materials for our Cookie Entrepreneurs. Everyone should receive their own printed Cookie Season 2023 Informational Card like the picture soon. However, we have attached this print-friendly black-and-white version as well.

Click here for the BW version
Click here for the colored version


Help us spread the word – view the join-a-thon page here

All girls who register for Girl Scouts of Western New York on December 7th have an opportunity to win one of the following prizes:

• A One-Year Supply of Girl Scout Cookies

• $100.00 Amazon Gift Card

• Magic Mixies Misting Crystal Ball

Additionally, all girls who register as new Girl Scout members on December 7th will receive an exclusive Join-a-Thon patch!

This holiday season join the GSWNY AmazonSmile donors to help more girls! 
How does it work?
If you make your purchases through the Amazon Smile portal and choose to support Girl Scouts of Western New York, a percentage of eligible purchases will be donated to GSWNY! This is all at no extra cost to you! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. You just access it differently! Same products, same prices, same service. 

To start using AmazonSmile at no extra to you, Click here 
As a welcome to Girl Scouts, every Girl Scout Shop is keeping our doors open late just for you! Wednesday November 30, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM  
Calling all new troop leaders, parents/caregivers and girls! All are welcome to come meet with our retail team and shop for apparel, accessories, badges, uniforms, and more. We’ll have additional Girl Scout staff members on hand to answer any questions you might have about running a Girl Scout troop. No question is too big or too small. 
We can’t wait to see you there!

View our regular shop hours and location here
Program Name
Junior Drawing Badge- VIRTUAL
Junior Musician- Buffalo
Buffalo Service Center
Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Winter Camping Basics- Rochester
Camp Piperwood


 Daisy Brownie Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Winter Carnival- Rochester
Camp Piperwood
 Daisy Brownie Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Snowshoe Hike- Jamestown
Camp Timbercrest
Daisy Roller Coaster Design Challenge Badge- VIRTUAL
 Daisy Brownie Junior 
Snowflake Sleepover- Buffalo
Camp Seven Hills- Lakeside
 Daisy Brownie Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Winter Carnival- Buffalo
Camp Seven Hills- Lakeside
Junior Martial Arts- Buffalo
Championship Martial Arts

GSWNY Troop Badge & Journey in a Box Kits
Designed to make Girl Scouting stress-free, the Troop Badge and Journey in a Box kit includes the supplies needed for a troop to complete a badge or journey including an easy to follow activity guide. These kits are rentals, all non-consumable supplies must be returned to GSWNY.
 Click here for more information

Ways to Include Faith in Girl Scouting Leader Training 
December 1 at 6 PM on Zoom

Learn about the My Promise My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions and how to help your troop earn them. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Register here

GSWNY – Council Closing Information

 Tuesday, December 6  Staff Development 
 Wednesday, December 21, to Monday, January 2, 2023   (reopening January 3)Holiday  Break

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