Member Essentials

Member Essentials 12/15/22

Women of Distinction

Thursday, April 27, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Salvatore’s
(Transit Road, Depew – convenient location right off I-90)
More exciting details to follow in the new year – stay tuned!

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

This is an exciting new opportunity.
GSWNY has partnered with the new Innova Academy!

What does this mean:
• Every girl enrolled in the academy will automatically have an option to be a Girl Scout
• Girl Scout activities will be incorporated throughout the school day
• Girls will have the chance to earn Girl Scout badges to support their academics.

Click here to learn more
Wisdom Wednesday
Overwhelmed by the Cookie Program? We are here to help! These webinars break the Cookie Program down into phases to make sure you have everything you need, when you need it. These webinars are designed for new and returning troop cookie managers.

Register in advance for these Zoom meetings by CLICKING HERE!
Cookies 101 

Logging in and SC housekeeping

Girls – operation and permissions, etc

Troop Cookie link

Girl Delivered opt out

Booth Lottery


Cookies 101

See above- Same content

Booth Lottery

Initial order phase

Place initial cookie and reward order

Order booth cookies

Schedule delivery appointment

Troop leader hoodies


Thinking outside the booth

Creative boothing ideas

Community booth SU

Booth Lottery

Goal Getter Orders – Explained
Cookie Delivery
How to prep for delivery

Smart Cookie Reports for delivery

How to place a planned order
New Planned order schedule

Distributing Cookies to girls
Booth distributer

Convention Selection in SC
Placing Main Reward Order
Planned Orders – New procedure

How many cookies for booth sales?

How to enter a booth in SC

Ask the Product Program Team

Goal Getter Orders – Explained
It’s never to early to start planning for Summer Camp 2023.
Click here to know more | Pre-registration is now open
It’s never to early to start planning for Summer Camp 2023.
Click here to know more | Pre-registration is now open
The Troop Finance Activity Report is open for business!!!
• Is the volunteer who takes care of your troop’s finances a currently registered Member of GSUSA?
• Is their Background Check up to date?
• Have they clicked the role of Troop Treasurer on MYAccount in MYGS/VTK?
If you answered NO to any of these questions and you need help turning them into YES’s, please reach out to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or write to

The Troop Financial Activity Report (the TFAR) is accessible in the Volunteer Toolkit on our website. Troop Treasurers you may begin to enter any financial activity your troop may have had since submitting your 2021 TFAR. Please remember to utilize Google Chrome as your web browser. The TFAR functionality doesn’t respond well to Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.

The GSWNY on-line TFAR submission window is June 1 – June 30
You will be asked to attach your LATEST troop bank account statement to your submission.
DateProgram NameLocationRegistration
Junior Drawing Badge- VIRTUAL
Junior Musician- Buffalo
Buffalo Service Center1/4/2023
1/16/2023Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
This G.I.R.L. is on Fire!- Lockport
Camp Windy Meadows1/11/2023
1/21/2023Senior Ambassador 
Intermediate Winter Camping
Camp Timbercrest1/11/2023
2/3/2023CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Winter Blast Weekend- Buffalo
Camp Seven Hills1/25/2023
2/4/2023CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Introduction to Glass Fusing- Rochester
Studio 34 Rochester1/25/2023
2/5/2023Daisy Brownie Junior CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Girl Scout Climbing Day- Rochester
Daisy Martial Arts- Buffalo
Championship Martial Arts2/1/2023
Girl Scout Tech Badge Day hosted by Women In Computing at RIT- Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology2/1/2023
Girl Scout Tech Badge Day hosted by Women In Computing at RIT- Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology2/1/2023
2/11/2023CadetteSenior Ambassador 
Girl Scouts Go To Med School- Buffalo
University of Rochester1/25/2023 
2/11/2023Daisy Brownie Junior 
Global Action 2023 Award- Jamestown
Jamestown Office2/1/2023

GSWNY – Council Closing Information-

During this time you can shop online here or submit a shop order to a specific shop (,, or and submit any inquiries to we will respond once we reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 
 Wednesday, December 21, to Monday, January 2, 2023   (reopening January 3)
Holiday  Break

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