Spring 2019 L.E.A.P. Programs and Prizes!

2 ½ MONTHS OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WITH GSWNY’S LEADER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY PROGRAM

Join us between April 15 and June 30 to participate in our Spring 2019 LEAP opportunities. We are offering a combination of virtual opportunities and in person opportunities on a variety of timely topics. 

Every participant will receive a GSWNY lip balm. PLUS every time you participate in a LEAP opportunity you will be entered in the drawing for the prizes below.  The more you participate, the more chances you have to win!

PRIZES:

 1 of 5 Adult Girl Scout 2019-2020 memberships*

 1 of 2 $50 REI gift cards (can be used online or in-store)

 1 of 5 $20 GSWNY Shop gift certificates

PRIZE EARNING RULES:

1. You must be registered for the 2019-2020 Girl Scout year to be eligible for prizes.

2. ALL PARTICIPATION MUST BE COMPLETED BETWEEN APRIL 15TH AND JUNE 30th.

Winners will be announced via Facebook Live on July 2nd and the certificates will be mailed to the recipients.  Refund of membership will take place during the week of July 14-20. 

*You must be registered for the 2019-2020 Girl Scout Year by June 30, 2019.

Virtual opportunities – click the title to register!

Participation requires registration and ATTENDANCE at the opportunity.  Live webinars will be recorded and can be viewed after the event.  You must watch the entire recorded video for it to count as a completed opportunity.  

Webinar Opportunity Day &
Date
Time Link
Cadette Grade Level Training – Live Webinar   Wednesday, April 24 6pm-7:30 REGISTER HERE
Level UP! Bridging to the next level in Girl Scouts   Monday,
April 29
7-8pm REGISTER HERE
Troop Camping Orientation Thursday,
May 2
6:30-8:30pm REGISTER HERE  
Summer Fun the Girl Scout
Way
Wednesday, May 22 7-8pm REGISTER HERE  
Mind the GAP—the Girl Adult Partnership and YOU Wednesday, June 5 6:30-
8pm
REGISTER HERE

Get a jump on your Grade Level Training for next year and it counts toward your LEAP opportunities! All the guides and quizzes can be found on our training page or click the links below.

Grade level Home study link Quiz link
Daisy Daisy Home study Daisy grade level quiz
Brownie Brownie home study Brownie grade level
quiz
Junior Junior home study Junior grade level quiz
Cadette Cadette Grade level training LIVE webinar Cadette grade level
quiz
Cadette Cadette RECORDED
webinar
Cadette grade level
quiz
Senior/Amb-assador Senior/Ambassador home
study
Senior/Ambassador grade level quiz

IN PERSON OPPORTUNITIES

Go to EBiz to Register

Mini-clinics and trainings run by GSWNY Outdoor Champions between May 1 and June 30 qualify as LEAP into Spring 2019 opportunities. Check out our Outdoor Champions website for more information!

Not sure if an event you plan to attend counts towards LEAP into Spring 2019 Opportunities?  Call 1-888-837-6410 or email customercare@gswny.org with the details of the event and we will let you know within 72 hours.

Play Safe Be Safe Fire Prevention Program

Calling all Daisy and Brownie Troops!

Help our older girls earn their Torch award by participating in a fun and interactive fire safety training! Trained Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will teach Daisy and Brownie troops how to play safe and be safe, earning hours for their Leadership Torch Award! After your Daisy and Brownie troops partipcate in this fun, interactive training- they’ll be on their way to earning their Play Safe Be Safe Patch!

Is your Daisy and or Brownie troop interested in participating in a FREE training run by our GSWNY trained older girls? Contact Lauren.Bush@gswny.org to schedule your troop’s training!

Upcoming Programs: January

The new year is here and we have so many exciting programs planned for girls and adults! Check out our available training events and programs for the month of January:

Leader Training (New and Experienced)

  • Wednesday, January 9, from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Jamestown Service Center
  • 20 spots available
  • Register Here

This is a great training for all new leaders, as well as a great refresher for established experienced volunteers!

Join the Girl Experience Team to learn about the 3 keys and processes to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Learn how you can ensure girls are able to discover, connect and Take Action with all you do this Girl Scout year.

STEM Lab Adult Learning – Think Like an Engineer (DBJCSA)

  • Friday, January 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Buffalo Service Center
  • 12 spots available
  • Register Here

Take a hands-on, in-depth look at the new STEM content!

Are you:

  • Excited about the new Stem content?
  • A total STEM newbie and feeling intimidated by STEM programming?
  • Know STEM but not sure how to excite your girls?
  • Want to get to know robots, mechanical engineering, space science, cybersecurity, and more?

Volunteer Toolkit Hands-on Training

  • Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Rochester Service Center
  • 15 spots available
  • Register Here

New, current, prospective and long standing leaders are all invited to join us for an in-person, hands on, VTK training.  Please bring your personal device, weather that be a tablet, smart phone or laptop and we will work one on one, hands on with leaders to learn more about this fantastic GS resource!

Leader Training (New and Experienced)

  • Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Lockport Service Center
  • 22 spots available
  • Register Here

This is a great training for all new leaders, as well as a great refresher for established experienced volunteers!

Join the Girl Experience Team to learn about the 3 keys and processes to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Learn how you can ensure girls are able to discover, connect and Take Action with all you do this Girl Scout year.

STEM Lab Adult Training – Mechanical Engineering (DBJ)

  • Saturday, January 12, from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Lockport Service Center
  • 17 spots available
  • Register Here

Take a hands-on, in-depth look at the new STEM content!

Ingredients for Success: Creating a Smarter Cookie (JCSA)

  • Registration closes TONIGHT, January 7, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • SUNY Fredonia Williams Center
  • 36 spots available
  • Register Here

The Girl Scouts will gain skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, and independence through interactive workshops!

Volunteer Toolkit Hands-on Training

  • Saturday, January 19, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Buffalo Service Center
  • 14 spots available
  • Register Here

New, current, prospective and long standing leaders are all invited to join us for an in-person, hands on, VTK training.  Please bring your personal device, weather that be a tablet, smart phone or laptop and we will work one on one, hands on with leaders to learn more about this fantastic GS resource!

Only a few more days to register for L.E.A.P.

Register for our semi annual L.E.A.P. volunteer training by this Friday, October 26!

L.E.A.P. logo

This November 3, we’re inviting all our volunteers to attend the event at either our Buffalo, Lockport, or Rochester Service Center. It runs from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paula D’Amico, TV news producer will deliver a keynote, and then we have workshops to help your Girl Scout Leader experience. Options include:

  • Keeping your girls engaged
  • Financing your troop
  • Outdoor experiences
  • And more!

As an added bonus, we’re going to take time to test out the new STEM activities from GSUSA so all our volunteers understand the program (and can also see how fun it is!)

Join us at one of these locations:

Buffalo – Daemen College, Amherst NY
Rochester – Rochester Service Center
Lockport – Lockport Service Center

Registration closes October 26

Don’t miss our upcoming volunteer training!

At Girl Scouts, we have a lot of resources to ensure our leaders are equipped to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. While we have training throughout the year, nothing is quite as extensive as our twice-a-year L.E.A.P. event.

L.E.A.P. logo

This November 3, we’re inviting all our volunteers to attend the event at either our Buffalo, Lockport, or Rochester Service Center. It runs from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paula D’Amico, TV news producer will deliver a keynote, and then we have workshops to help your Girl Scout Leader experience. Options include:

  • Keeping your girls engaged
  • Financing your troop
  • Outdoor experiences
  • And more!

As an added bonus, we’re going to take time to test out the new STEM activities from GSUSA so all our volunteers understand the program (and can also see how fun it is!)

Join us at one of these locations:

Buffalo – Daemen College, Amherst NY
Rochester – Rochester Service Center
Lockport – Lockport Service Center

Registration closes October 26

STEM Training for Adults!

It’s hard to believe that our 2017-2018 membership year is winding down. Then again, it’s hard to believe how fast 2018 is going! As October approaches, we’ve begun to assemble our new programming for next year.

While most of our opportunities are for the girls, like trips to Maine and hockey days, we do have something scheduled that is extra special for adults.

One of Girl Scouts main objectives is getting more girls involved in STEM, both as children and professionally. This year, GSUSA added 30 new STEM badges to help push this cause. Our girls have more opportunities than ever to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While this is spectacular, you as a leader might be feeling overwhelmed. We’re here to help.

To aid in your understanding, we’re holding training for adults around the council. From October to April, you can pick a time and location that works for you!

STEM Adult Lab Learning