Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts of Western New York Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. GSWNY serves nearly 14,000 girls and 6,000 adult volunteers across WNY.
OUR MEMBERSHIP Girl Scouts of Western New York currently serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers and is supported by United Way funding. Adult volunteers conduct a variety of age-appropriate programs and opportunities for girls at the troop and service unit level. Girls also participate in council-wide projects.

There's greatness in every girl. Girl Scouts helps her find it. We introduce your daughter to inspiring role models, offer unique skill-building opportunities in a safe environment, and set the stage for lifelong friendships. And then watch her blossom into her full potential. Girl Scouts. Next stop: success.

Mission: "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place."

This week our Trefoil TVs are focused on health and wellness, including mental health. The NYS Office of Mental Health c...
05/11/2020

This week our Trefoil TVs are focused on health and wellness, including mental health. The NYS Office of Mental Health created some coloring cards surrounding this topic that we wanted to share.

Take these 4 Steps to Color NY Hopeful!

Step 1) Print out our "Color NY Hopeful" greeting cards to color.

Step 2) Choose who you want to surprise by sending them a card-- Doing good for others FEELS GOOD.

Step 3) Take time to enjoy the meditative, calming practice of coloring. Don't worry about staying in the lines

Step 4) Drop your card in the mail (don't forget postage!) to spread hope and joy to those you love.

Full PDFs available: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources/outreach-materials.html

05/11/2020

Join Chelsea to learn about paper plate awards, how to make them, and how they can brighten someone's day!

SUPPLIES:
- paper plate or paper
- any art supplies you have at home

A brain dump can help alleviate stress and get things off your mind. It can look a little different for each age based o...
05/11/2020

A brain dump can help alleviate stress and get things off your mind. It can look a little different for each age based on ability. You can use it somewhat like normal journaling or it can serve more like a mental scrapbook. To give it a try:https://www.gswny.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gswny/documents/Brain%20dump%20program.pdf

Troop 10193 continues to donate. These cookies were donated to the cafeteria and custodial staff at Randolph Central Sch...
05/11/2020

Troop 10193 continues to donate. These cookies were donated to the cafeteria and custodial staff at Randolph Central School

To share stories and photos of your virtual cookie booth and donations, please email [email protected]. Due to the high volume of messages, please direct all questions and concerns directly to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or [email protected] to receive a reply. That way we'll be able to get to everyone as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

From Lumberjack, a member of our property team at Camp Seven Hills focused on restoration used their talent and passion ...
05/11/2020

From Lumberjack, a member of our property team at Camp Seven Hills focused on restoration used their talent and passion in the community:

The few weeks our Property Team wasn't allowed to be on Property, just so happened to be the best time of the year to work Restorations, given the melted snow and an exposed understory that has yet to leaf out.

The weather was just too good and the outdoors still called despite the quarantine, so this one took their hands to a local park and began a Japanese Knotweed Restoration along one of the waterways commonly traveled by local fisherman looking for brook trout and other species swimming upstream.

During the Summer, if left unchecked, Japanese Knotweed overtakes and outshades the entire path greatly increasing the difficulty of travel.

Ideally, with this extra bit of attention, that won't happen this year. The next time this one is out there, the LightStructureFlowPlan is to bring a hand saw to nip away a few overgrown Honeysuckles encroaching along the paths entrance as well as some troublesome limbs inhibiting the already narrow trailway.

Just a little time spent nipping Invasives on every walk we take, will have lasting effects for all whom travel this path for the rest of the year.

Examples of how our staff members are working to support their communities

Tag your mom in the comments so she knows her sash is decked out with awesomeness! 💚💚💚
05/10/2020

Tag your mom in the comments so she knows her sash is decked out with awesomeness! 💚💚💚

Happy Mother's Day to the Super Moms raising Super Girls! 💚
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to the Super Moms raising Super Girls! 💚

05/09/2020
DIY Sugar Scrub

Ashley is here with another Mother's Day gift you can make from home, DIY sugar scrub!

SUPPLIES:
- Granulated sugar
- Popsicle stick
- Container with lid
- Hand soap
- Optional: essential oil

05/09/2020
Virtual Games to Play with Your Troop

Director of Volunteer Experience Christine Kirwan is closing out our week on Fun and Games with virtual game suggestions you can play with your troop!

Thank you so much, NOCO! 💚
05/09/2020

Thank you so much, NOCO! 💚

Since our local Girl Scouts of Western New York chapters were not able to set up their March cookie booths, many were left with a surplus of cookies. NOCO stepped up in a big way to help. We purchased 637 boxes of cookies from Troops 30564, 70090, and city troop 30134. That's over 12,000 cookies!

But, what’s a cookie without some milk? We then purchased 600 gallons of milk from Upstate Niagara Milk Cooperative. Today, NOCO proudly donated the milk and cookies to Tiger’s Den Food Pantry, Kevin Guest House, & FeedMore WNY!

05/08/2020

Minute To Win It Games-Cookie Edition with Danielle Galante GSWNY Community Engagement Specialist

05/07/2020
Celtic Knots with Girl Scout Odessa

Junior Girl Scout Odessa from Troop 30037 teaches us how to tie a celtic knot! This is a really easy and fun one to follow along live with her.

SUPPLIES:
1 or 2 strings, shoelaces, etc.

05/07/2020
register.gotowebinar.com

This Saturday, the Girl Scouts Overseas North Atlantic are going to be on a webinar talking about their experiences! You will hear what it's like being in Girl Scouts Overseas, how their communities around the world have been impacted by the coronavirus, and how being a Girl Scout has equipped them to be prepared, kind, and resilient during this time. Ask some of your questions and share what’s going on in your community as well. The webcast begins at 11:15 a.m.

Please share your Girl Scouting at Home photos with us to communications@gswny.org. Due to the high volume of messages, ...
05/07/2020

Please share your Girl Scouting at Home photos with us to [email protected]. Due to the high volume of messages, please direct all questions and concerns directly to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or [email protected] to receive a reply. That way we'll be able to get to everyone as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

Please share your Girl Scouting at Home photos with us to [email protected]. Due to the high volume of messages, please direct all questions and concerns directly to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or [email protected] to receive a reply. That way we'll be able to get to everyone as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

The Buffalo/Niagara area is also expecting some modern planes doing a flyover as well. (We shared an older war plane eve...
05/07/2020
Formation of U.S. Air Force aircraft to fly over Western New York next week

The Buffalo/Niagara area is also expecting some modern planes doing a flyover as well. (We shared an older war plane event as well that's going to range from Buffalo to Syracuse. Check our timeline to see that one.)

A formation of U.S. Air Force aircraft are planning to fly over Western New York next Tuesday to honor the brave men and women working on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.

05/06/2020
DIY Paper Beads

Kathy is back with another activity perfect for a Mother's Day gift - DIY Paper Beads! These can be used to make necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and more.

SUPPLIES:
- School glue (white or clear)
- Scissors
- Magazines and/or paper
- Pencil
- Ruler or something with a straight edge
- Paintbrush
- Skewers
- Pipe cleaners, craft wire, or bracelet/necklace cording to string the beads
- Paper plate

Troop 34404 gave a generous gift to the West Seneca Police Department! 💚🥳
05/06/2020

Troop 34404 gave a generous gift to the West Seneca Police Department! 💚🥳

NFTA
05/06/2020

NFTA

Girl Scouts of Western New York Troops #30824 and #30173, provided delicious cookie donations last week to Metro's constant responders.

The troops wanted to express their gratitude to everyone for their hard work in serving our community during the COVID–19 health emergency.

05/06/2020
Make Your Own Chalk & Chalk Obstacle Course

Girl Scout Nora is walking us through making our own homemade chalk and then her family creates and plays a chalk obstacle course together!

SUPPLIES:
-Cornstarch
-Water
-Measuring spoons
-Sectioned container (like a cupcake tray)
-Food coloring
-Paint brush

05/06/2020

Join Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga with Donna Baia for a fun-filled rainbow-themed yoga class that will fill you with positivity and hope. In this class, geared for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, we will practice yoga poses to cool music, engage in a mindfulness activity, practice a rainbow breathing exercise and rest at the end of class with a peaceful guided relaxation activity. We will also become the colors of the rainbow with a special story that we will act out with positive affirmations and yoga poses. Let’s spread some love and light in this enjoyable class that promotes well-being! Parents are welcome to join in, too.

SUPPLIES:
-A Yoga Mat or Large Towel
-Rainbow Printable (please color ahead of time) or any picture of a rainbow ---https://www.gswny.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gswny/documents/rainbow%20breaths%20printable.pdf
-A light blanket for our guided relaxation activity (optional)
-A stuffed animal to snuggle up with (optional)
-Water bottle (optional)

It's the start of National Nurses Week! Be sure to #ThankANurse!
05/06/2020

It's the start of National Nurses Week! Be sure to #ThankANurse!

It’s not too late! You still have time to change a girl’s life! For #GivingTuesdayNow you can give to the girls who give...
05/05/2020

It’s not too late! You still have time to change a girl’s life! For #GivingTuesdayNow you can give to the girls who give back, sustaining life-changing programs and service that shapes them into the leaders of tomorrow. All donations made today will go directly to providing financial assistance to girl memberships. Any amount makes a difference! https://bit.ly/2SCEYKb

The Microsoft Store is offering 2 opportunities for coding this week: Microsoft Virtual Field Trip: Code your own Arcade...
05/05/2020

The Microsoft Store is offering 2 opportunities for coding this week:

Microsoft Virtual Field Trip: Code your own Arcade with MakeCode Arcade (ages 8-12)

Wed., May 6 • 4-5pm – Register: aka.ms/GSWNYMay6
Fri., May 8 • 4-5pm – Register: aka.ms/GSWNYMay8

In this virtual workshop, students eight and older use block-based coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts like sprites, variables, and coordinates, and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game. By the end of the workshop, students will have: Learned and used key game design and coding concepts, coded a playable game and published their game via a URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the camp. Once you register for the session you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to join the call.

05/05/2020
DIY Rainstick

Join us with Kathy as she shows us how to make our own DIY rainsticks at home!

SUPPLIES:
-Aluminum foil
-Paper towel roll
-Cardstock, or thin piece of cardboard
-Piece of paper
-Scissors
-About 1/8 or 1/4 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels, rice, beads, or dried beans
-Tape
-Crayons, markers, and/or colored pens and pencils

Examples of how our staff members are working to support their communities
05/05/2020

Examples of how our staff members are working to support their communities

Examples of how our staff members are working to support their communities

For #GivingTuesdayNow we need you to help us Power Our Promise and change a girl’s life. Make a donation today to provid...
05/05/2020

For #GivingTuesdayNow we need you to help us Power Our Promise and change a girl’s life. Make a donation today to provide financial assistance for girl memberships through our Girl Opportunity Fund. Giving just $25 today can shape a girl’s future forever! https://bit.ly/2SCEYKb

Troop 10193 originally planned to make dresses for Africa, but shifted gears for the pandemic. All four members of the t...
05/05/2020

Troop 10193 originally planned to make dresses for Africa, but shifted gears for the pandemic. All four members of the troop have been sewing masks, caps, and extensions. Their leader of 11 years was so proud of them she made them masks using Girl Scout material with words that represents her Girl Scouts. She said, "When we doubt the future... we look at the legacy we will leave. I’m hoping my legacy with these girls is to be the change you wish to see for the betterment of the world and humanity."

Please share your Girl Scouting at Home photos with us to [email protected]. Due to the high volume of messages, please direct all questions and concerns directly to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or [email protected] to receive a reply. That way we'll be able to get to everyone as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

05/04/2020
New Ways to Play

Zoe and her kids will explore new ways to play games with far away friends while staying safe at home. Girls of any age and/or parents will be interested.

Zoe will be talking about challenges with connecting with friends digitally since it may feel so unnatural or awkward for kids used to playing with friends face-to-face daily. She's going to have ideas for games that can be played remotely as well as some clips of the kids and their friends playing (and talking about playing) through this new digital lifestyle.

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
05/04/2020

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

May the "fourth" be with you, friends! 💚🌌

Starting today, it's National Teacher Appreciation Week! Be sure you #ThankATeacher this week! 💚👩🏿‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫
05/04/2020

Starting today, it's National Teacher Appreciation Week! Be sure you #ThankATeacher this week! 💚👩🏿‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫

Scott Patterson - Spectrum News
05/04/2020
Scott Patterson - Spectrum News

Scott Patterson - Spectrum News

They are delicious - but #girlscoutcookies are also the biggest source of income for the Girl Scouts of Western New York . Which is why the #coronavirus pandemic is posing such a challenge. Breanna Fuss explains:

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Depew, NY
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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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I work as a driver for NFTA. today May 11 2020, I went into work, it was a rainy dreary Monday morning. I was so pleasantly surprised whe the clerk handed me a box of girl scout cookies, with a note saying thank you for all we do. I just want to say thank you so much to troop # 30259, for really brightening up my day. Thank you and you folks keep doing what you all do, and stay safe in these trying times.
Thank you for the wonderful pour painting video! Saturday my husband, all 3 of our daughters, and I tried it for ourselves. Great job and thank you from Ellen (Junior Co-Leader), Katherine (Ambassador), Lily (Junior), Amelia (4), and Josh - Troop 38823 Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Junior Girl Scout Addison Bolles from Alden Troop 30801 reading a story for her Leaders are Readers Book Club take action project.
Alden Junior Girl Scout Troop 30801 was able to collect money from their community to donate their remaining cookies to some amazing essential workers! They dropped off the cookies today at St. Joe’s in Cheektowaga, one of the Covid hospitals. As they were taking a picture, they could see some staff smiling and waving to them from inside. The girls thank their community from the bottom of their hearts for helping to donate cookies to some hardworking and well deserving individuals!
Hailey created a game board for her #[email protected] Challenge!!
My daughter Quinn has SO much fun doing the requirements for the “Earth Day Challenge” to earn the special patch!
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Savannah from Troop 63113 in Webster putting the Wilderness Survival skills she learned to the test.
40+ boxes headed to Buffalo General MICU!!