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  • G.I.R.L. 2017 National Council Session: Calling GSWNY Girl Scouts To Apply For National Delegate Positions

    Would you like to represent GSWNY at the G.I.R.L. 2017 NATIONAL COUNCIL SESSION as a National Delegate?
    Click the following links:

    National Delegate Position Description
    National Delegate Application

    In 2017, we're putting the spotlight squarely on girls and refocusing our Girl Scout convention to make it the premier event for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to make the world a better place—and we’re calling it G.I.R.L. 2017.

    The time is now—time to give girls and young women the tools to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership, to connect and share ideas with one another in friendship, and to act together in true team spirit to let the world know girls can make awesome, game-changing things happen!

    In October 2017, you can join Girl Scouts, the biggest girl-serving organization in the world, as we come together to celebrate girls in a big, big way. From educational sessions to inspiring speakers and tons of one-of-a-kind FUN, this is the girl-power event of the year. You don’t want to miss it.

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  • Girl Scouts of WNY participate in 47th annual Skills and Chills event

    On Sat., Sept. 24, Girl Scouts from the Western New York council participated in the 47th annual Skills and Chills event. The event took place at Camp Seven Hills Goodyear located in Holland, NY. 

    Skills and Chills is a yearly competition in the GSWNY council that allows Girl Scouts that are sixth-grade Cadettes through twelfth-grade Ambassadors to test their abilities and earn awards. A committee organizes the event and chooses judges that are subject matter experts in each field. This year, ten new volunteers were trained as subject matter experts and added to the judging panel. 

    Nancy Grimes, chairperson of the outdoor committee, stated, “It’s important to know these skills. It gives girls a sense of strength in the outdoors. They can say, ‘I can do this. I can accomplish this. I don’t need to wait for someone else to do it.’ Part of the philosophy of this program is not just having the skills, but being willing to try and give it a shot.”

    Ann Marie Lesnewski brought Cadette troop 30143 to the event. She commented, “We try to do the skills throughout the year. Whenever we go camping we try to incorporate fire building. With first aid, we talk about it all the time and what you should do if certain situations come up. It’s an ongoing process for us and w...

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  • Girls, get started today!

    The online portion of our Magazine and Munchies program opens September 17th.  Click the link to register and start sending e-mails!

  • Troops Only: Pre-Order Your Gluten-Free Trios

    Girl Scouts will offer a gluten-free Girl Scout cookie again this year. Troops must let us know of their intent to participate in advance of our normal ordering and selling period. Preorder of Trios is required by ABC Bakers due to the special requirements of gluten-free products. 

    If your troop would like to order please read all the details in the flyer and submit your order by September 26th, 2016 by clicking here

  • Car Care with GEICO

    Caption: The Girl Scouts came up with funny jingles to better remember how to be safe and aware on the road and protect the environment.

    On Sat., April 2, the Girl Scouts of Western New York partnered with GEICO car insurance to deliver a car maintenance and safety program called Car Care with GEICO. The event was targeted at Girl Scouts that are about to become new drivers or have only been driving for a short period of time.

    Melanie Bloodworth, Director of Program at GSWNY, commented, “All the girls are earning their Car Care badge. That's including an opportunity to learn some basic car maintenance skills, how to jump a car, how to change a tire, how to check your oil. They're also participating in activities around safe driving and how to drive for a greener Earth. At the very end, they're coming up with safety jingles that they're sharing with everybody.”

    This is the second year that GSWNY has offered the program with GEICO. Last year, the program was only available in Buffalo, but because of its success, it was brought to the Rochester area. Approximately 40 girls along with parents and troop leaders attend the programs.

    “These are some basic life skills that girls often don't learn at school or maybe even at home if their parents aren't comfortable with car maintenance,” said Bloodworth. “These are very important things for girls to learn as they become drivers, so that they can be safe and do some basic checks to make sure their c...

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  • Girl Scouts Go to Med School

    A Girl Scout studies the underside of a skull.

    On Saturday, January 9, Girl Scouts of Western New York went to the University of Buffalo to learn about medical school. One hundred girls attended the program with 30 troop leaders and volunteer chaperones. The girls were all in the Cadette level, which includes students from 6th to 9th grade.

    The Girl Scouts go to Med School program was run by volunteer medical students to get the Girl Scouts interested in pursuing a future in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

    Kaci Schiavone, a lead volunteer and 2nd year medical student, added, “We’re trying to get them as involved as we can. As long as we get them interested in science in general, we’re excited.”

    Sember and Schiavone are both co-presidents of American Medical Womens’ Association, which has been organizing the program with the Girl Scouts of Western New York for a few years. 

    A Girl Scout gets a hands-on experience with a heart while med student Mary Kate Frauenheim explains the chambers. 



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  • What’s Happening at GSWNY?

    Find out the latest news here! Check back regularly for new information.

    Council Information Sheet
    March 2017
    February 2017
    January 2017
    December 2016

    Community Events
    Click here to view community events and please scroll to the bottom of the page.

    GSWNY News Stories
    Click here to view GSWNY media stories and please scroll to the bottom of the page.

    GSWNY E-Newsletter
    January 2017

    Girl Talk Newsletter...

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