We opened our online sales Saturday, December 7, which means you can get Girl Scout cookies in time for the holidays! We ship through the USPS and they provide recommended ship-by dates to guarantee delivery by December 25.
The current recommended date is December 14, which means you still have three days to order cookies! Get in touch with your favorite Girl Scout or reach out to Girl Scouts of Western New York if you’re interested in ordering.
October was the first month of our new membership year and it flew by (because of all the amazing activities!). Now, we’re in one of our favorite months, New Leader November!
Okay, so maybe we add the ‘new leader’ part, but we love celebrating our new troop volunteers in November. We couldn’t deliver on our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character without the support and leadership of our amazing volunteers.
There’s no ‘right’ time to become a leader because troops are forming and girls are joining all year long, but in November you’re finally settled into your new fall rhythms and you have time to establish your troop, plan your activities, and get pumped for the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Check out the video below for more information about New Leader November and visit gswny.org/join to volunteer today!
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Members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20173 are learning to push themselves to conquer their fears, and are having fun while they do it!
After selling more than 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies last year, the five girls earned tickets to Erie’s Splash Lagoon for exceeding 300 boxes per scout. They, along with leaders Patricia Bowen and Wendy Graham, spent the day there recently to enjoy the fruits of their efforts.
was so proud of our girls for selling so many cookies!” Bowen said.
“For a troop our size to sell that many is a real feat, and it helped us
be able to take them to San Francisco in April. They are learning that hard
work can earn rewards. I’m especially glad that our whole troop met their goal
so we could all go to Splash Lagoon together.”
they were there, some of the girls had to build up their courage to explore the
water slides. At first, only a couple felt comfortable whooshing down, but as
the day progressed, their sister scouts helped them conquer their fears.
hours of wet fun, the girls, Westfield’s Lilly Teeter, Brooke Luce,
Desiree Bowen and Grace Graham, as well as Cassadaga’s Lily Hafner, moved on to
the next part of the challenge: the Tree Top Ropes Course.
was frightened at first because I don’t like heights,” Hafner said.
“[I was] relieved at the end because I was uncomfortable.” She said
she felt good about herself when it was all over.
five girls climbed the ropes with large, frightened eyes, but slowly became
more accustomed to the height. After a half hour of walking on narrow beams,
wobbling planks, and thin ropes, the girls descended with grins and a sense of
“I’m in awe of these girls,” Graham said. “I saw the looks on their faces and at times they were all scared out of their minds. But they pushed through the fear and talked each other through the rough spots. I watched them hold hands out to each other to help their friends, and I saw them strategize how to maneuver around the course. This is why I love Girl Scouts. Seeing these girls I’ve been with for three years grow like that is inspiring.”
The new membership year also means new programs for our Girl Scouts! We had so many exciting opportunities this year, we had to split them into two guides. This year, for the first time ever, we have both a regular Program Guide and new Outdoor Guide!
The Program Guide is still your resource for all our STEM, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship-based programs. In it you’ll also find information about GS Destinations, our High Awards, Fall Product Program, and Cookie Program.
The Outdoor Guide takes a detailed look at all our outdoor experiences throughout the year. There are helpful quizzes to evaluate current levels of camping so you can make sure you’re prepared. You can also learn more about our upcoming Outdoor Celebration, Outdoor Champions program, and equipment rentals.
Did you know that on average girls who stay in Girl Scouts for three or more years are more successful? She’s only just begun her journey and now, with new badge and Journeys in STEM, the outdoors, life skills, and beyond, there are even more opportunities to prepare her for the lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure she deserves — all in a safe, no-limits place designed by and for every girl.
So get ready to power her next step—and yours—by registering for Girl Scouts today. Girls and leaders who re-register by September 30 can earn the great incentives listed below. Renew today at http://bit.ly/gswnyrenew19