Member Essentials

Member Essentials Feb 28th 2023

Check out all the stories we highlighted this year here, or check out our 2021 archives. Here are a few exciting ideas to get started, including a fun patch you don’t want to miss

GSWNY Cookie Season Updates – 2/27/2023

Hello GSWNY Members – we are writing to share some cookie program updates including the most current information we have from ABC regarding the Raspberry Rally cookies.
Cookie Delivery:
GSWNY is ready and looking forward to seeing everyone at cookie delivery this week. This first big delivery is our “initial order” delivery. Mega drops are located in Avon, Batavia, Buffalo and Rochester– truck pick up deliveries are in the additional outlying areas within our jurisdiction.
The delivery station appointment summary report can reference in Smart Cookies for troop’s appointment schedule.
2023 Delivery Instructions
How many cookies will fit in my car?
Delivery Dashboard Sign

Council Sponsored Cookie Booths:
We are excited to see a huge growth and interest in booth sales this year. Our troops have secured a record amount of booth locations-over 1,400 for the month of March. Demands are high- however, and we have partnered with new companies to keep up with these demands. The additional council sponsored booth locations are in Smart Cookies and currently there are hundreds of Council Sponsored Booths locations now available through-out Western NY.
Each troop can secure their own booth locations or take advantage of the unlimited lottery which is NOW Open in Smart cookies. Visit our GSWNY Cookie pages for cookie related resources: Click here

ABC Bakers Direct Ship Update – Raspberry Rally and Gluten-free (Caramel Chocolate Chip):
ABC Bakers announced over the weekend the very limited supply of the online only Raspberry Rally Cookies will not return to the direct ship portal on March 4, as originally intended. ABC stated that they produced their planned production for the season, demand is so high and quantity so limited that they are not able to guarantee they will not incur backorders as they did during the last release. Unfortunately, they said they have no opportunity to bake additional product this cookie season. ABC will put a banner on Smart Cookies Direct Ship this Wednesday, March 1 indicating the variety is sold out for the season. We understand that this news is frustrating.

Read more here

Girl Scout Week

That time of the year is finally here!
Girl Scout Week is March 12-18, 2023. This is our week, so let’s have some fun and share our Girl Scout spirit! Girl Scout Week is celebrated every March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12. In 2023, Girl Scouts will celebrate 111 years!

To earn this year’s Girl Scout Week patch, participate in at least 3 Girl Scout activities during the month of March. You can choose individual, troop, service unit, or GSWNY council activities.

Here are some great ideas to help you celebrate:
Celebrate Girl Scouting –
Wear your Girl Scout gear to school, work on a badge, sell Girl Scout Cookies, tell a friend about Girl Scouts, or register to attend a GSWNY sponsored council program or summer camp.

Celebrate our 111th Birthday –
Plan a party with your troop or family – bake a cake, make decorations, and sing a birthday song!

Celebrate Girl Scout Traditions –
Sing a camp song, plan a special ceremony, join in a Friendship Circle, or make and share a S.W.A.P

Celebrate your Faith –
Attend services at your family’s place of worship, think about ways that the Girl Scout Promise and Laws reflect your faith, earn your My Promise, My Faith pin.

Get your 2023 GSWNY Girl Scout Week patch!
The patch will be available for purchase in our GSWNY Council Shops. Visit to see locations and hours, or use the contact info below to reach out directly.

Buffalo: 716.935.6035
Jamestown: 716.935.6040
Lockport: 716.935.6080
Rochester: 585.239.7910.

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
Join us for our GSWNY Taste of Camp events were you can get a glimpse of what camp will look like in summer 2023.
Click here to know more
Full-time and part-time openings!
Our Benefits Include:*
Flexible work schedule 4-day work weeks (during off peak seasons)
Medical and Dental Insurance
Retirement Plans
Life and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Pre-tax Spending Accounts
SAGE Tuition Rewards
*Not all positions are eligible for benefits.
In honor of Women’s Month, we are bringing this program to daisies, brownies, and juniors in partnership with LeChase Construction. Girl Scouts will learn about construction safety, participate in hands-on construction activities, and earn a construction fun patch
Learn more

Upcoming programs
D- Daisy | B- Brownie | J – Junior | C – Cadette | S – Senior | A – Ambassador
Program DateProgramLocationRegistration Deadline
3/11/2023D/B/J/C/S/A – Outdoor Adventure DayBuffalo – Seven Hills Lakeside3/1/2023
3/12/2023D/B/J/C/S/A – Outdoor Adventure DayBuffalo – Seven Hills Lakeside3/1/2023
3/18/2023D/B/J/C/S/A – Outdoor Adventure DayRochester – Camp Piperwood3/8/2023
3/18/2023D/B/J/C/S/A – Starry NightRochester – Camp Piperwood3/8/2023
3/25/2023S/A- STEM Day with New York Power Authority- LewistonPower Vista-Lewiston3/15/2023
3/25/2023B- Pottery Badge with the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery- RochesterMemorial Art Gallery-Rochester3/15/2023
4/1/2023J/C- Zen Garden Yoga- BuffaloBuffalo Service Center3/22/2023
4/6/2023J- Junior Mean Girls- RochesterRochester Service Center3/30/2023
4/6/2023C- Cadette Mean Girls- RochesterRochester Service Center3/30/2023
Upcoming new programs (not in program guide)
View our new upcoming programs here

ATTENTION – Buffalo & Rochester Shop Customers: The Buffalo & Rochester Shops will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 2nd & Saturday, March 4th to support the cookie delivery schedule. The Saturday schedule will be March 11th & 18th open 9:00 am – 12:00 pm You can shop online anytime at

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