Member Essentials

Member Essentials Jan 31

Dear GSWNY Members,

This is an active time at Girl Scouts, with wintry outdoor activities, summer camp registration, our Girl Scout cookie program is in full swing and much more – thank you to our Girl Scout volunteers and parents and caregivers for all your support and effort for our girls.

Tomorrow, February 1 is also the beginning of Black History Month, and to foster the importance of learning and reading, I would like to direct you to some Girl Scout patch opportunities.

One of the great joys of being a Girl Scout CEO, is connecting with our Girl Scouts, and I’m so glad to have a special CEO patch that our GSWNY Girl Scouts can earn. The GSWNY CEO patch program is called “Leaders are Readers” which has book club inspired activities, and this month I encourage any girls participating to choose a book on Black History. You can earn this patch at the same time as our Girl Scout Black History Month patch, and our GSWNY Anti-Racism Patch, both of which include reading activities.

Please see the GSWNY CEO Patch Program here

Please see the information about the Girl Scout Black History Month Patch here

And our GSWNY Anti-Racism Patch here

As stated in our GSWNY Anti-Racism Path program, Girl Scouts prepares girls to be leaders in our world, to speak up, speak out, and take action for fairness, equality, civility, and compassion for all people, and to arm them with courage, confidence and character they need to make the world a better place.

Thank you for all you do for our Girl Scouts,

Last week, the National Board announced the appointment of Bonnie Barczykowski to serve as Girl Scouts’ new CEO. You can read more about this news here.

Bonnie will replace Sofia Chang, who made the decision to resign from her role and move on from the organization. She will be missed by so many and will always be part of the Girl Scout family.

Cookie Season is here
Overwhelmed by the Cookie Program? We are here to help!

Dear Volunteers and Members,

First, we would like to thank you for your continued dedication to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. It is because of your commitment that our girls are able to develop skills to carry them throughout their life’s journey.

As we shared with you this past November, due to the economic climate, our council had to make some changes to the program this year. With that, we understand there are still many questions about this year’s cookie season. So, we have recently updated the list of FAQs found here. We also conducted a webinar with this information back in November that can befound here (passcode 23cookies)

In addition, please see our 2023 Cookie Season Informational Cards to help our girls’ sales pitch and share these changes with customers. You will find a color version and a more print-friendly black & white version Color Informational Card and Black and White Card Informational Card

We encourage GSWNY members to share any additional feedback on how we can best support Girl Scouts and volunteers through this change by contacting Customer Care at:
World thinking day
Get ready to explore your global potential! World Thinking Day is coming soon—how will you make your stamp on the world? Start planning your impact today with the 2023 activity guide:
Adult awards
Do you know a volunteer who always goes above and beyond? Nominate them for an adult award by March 1! There is still time to recognize the outstand Girl Scout volunteers in your life! Find information and our nomination forms on our website here

Our 2023 Summer Catalogs are here!
Get a head start for the upcoming camp season! Click here to view our catalogs or Register here

Join Camp Seven Hills this summer for their Disney & GSUSA Phenom trip!

For girls entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2023 | July 16 – 28, 2023 (two weeks)

It’s never to early to start planning for Summer Camp 2023.
Click here to know more
It’s never to early to start planning for Summer Camp 2023.
Click here to know more
Upcoming programs
D- Daisy | B- Brownie | J – Junior | C – Cadette | S – Senior | A – Ambassador
Program DateProgramLocationRegistration Deadline
2/11/2023D/B/J/C/S/A-Winter CarnivalCamp Windy Meadows2/3/2023
3/4/2023C/S/A- A Day as Pharmacist-AM Session- BuffaloUniversity at Buffalo-South Campus2/22/2023
3/5/2023D- Daisy Robotics at RMSC- RochesterRochester Museum and Space Center2/22/2023
3/10/2023J/C- Girl Scout Week Charm Bracelet- BuffaloBuffalo Service Center3/1/2023
3/11/2023B- Challenge Island Presents the Brownie Minecraft Workshop- JamestownJamestown Service Center3/1/2023
3/11/2023D/B/J/C/S/A- Girl Scout Yoga Class- RochesterEternal Bliss Yoga3/1/2023
3/11/2023D/B/J/C/S/A-Outdoor Adventure DayCamp Seven Hills-Lakeside3/1/2023
3/18/2023J/C/S/A- Day with An Engineer-BuffaloTifft Nature Preserve3/1/2023
3/18 or 3/19/2023D/B/J/C/A-Outdoor Adventure Day – RochesterCamp Piperwood3/9/2023
Upcoming new programs (not in program guide)
View our new upcoming programs here

Our Council will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2023 in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday. Please visit our website for the most up to date council information and shop online here

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