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July 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in July include Rochester Pride, Canada Day, Independence Day, and Eid al-Adha. Rochester Pride While June is celebrated as Pride […]

Member Essentials 6/22/2022

Click here to view the most recent COVID-19 guidelines on our website >>> Camp & Outdoors Camp CelebrationsCamp Celebrations Family, Friends, and Alumni Event: Celebrating 55 years at Camp Timbercrest! Check out this flyer for more information. GSWNY Summer Patch ALERT!Time for a new adventure!  Calling ALL Girl […]

Celebrating Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” These words, known as General Orders No. 3, were read by General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas. While the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation […]

We Are Buffalo Strong!

The Western New York region is coming together following the Buffalo Mass Shooting to help our fellow neighbors in need. If you are looking for ways to help and volunteer, please take a look at the list we compiled below. This list includes many of GSWNY trusted community partners.

GSWNY’s Support Resources Following Buffalo Mass Shooting

We understand the recent mass shooting in the City of Buffalo has impacted many both directly and indirectly. This senseless act of violence injured 13 innocent people, claiming the lives of 10 victims. The mass shooting has been identified as a racially motivated attack and hate crime.

Girl Scouts of Western New York stands in unity with the victims, their loved ones, and the community. It is important to note that anti-racism and actively fighting against hate is a clear pillar of Girl Scouting and a value we hold dear.

We understand this is challenging for our girls, and our community to process. GSWNY has compiled a list of resources to help all of us navigate this difficult time.