Lego Robots Perform Their Missions

Democrat & Chronicle | December 7, 2014

The three fourth-graders from School 9 all used the same word — "excited"— Sunday to describe their performance in the first round of the Greater Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League. "We worked hard to program this and we succeeded," said Tania Mitchell-Lawrence, after their Lego robot completed five of the eight missions it had been programmed to do.

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Girl Scouts Learn Financial Literacy

WROC | December 6, 2014

Girl Scouts from around the area found out money matters Saturday. With the help of Merrill Lynch, 20 teenage girls got a lesson in financial literacy skills. Employees from the company served as role models for the teens for "Money Matter$ Mentor Day." "You don't understand what it's like to have debt or to not have debt, and you do need some level of debt, and women -- young girls -- they are very impressionable," said Robbie Wagner from Merrill Lynch. "We want to make sure they understand this."

Click here to view the story at RochesterHomepage.net.

Girl Scouts to Learn Financial Literacy

Democrat & Chronicle | December 5, 2014

Twenty Girl Scouts are expected to work toward earning their “Good Credit and Buying Power” badges on Saturday during a financial literacy session with experts from Merrill Lynch in Pittsford. The firm has partnered with Girl Scouts of Western New York to host “Money Matter$ Mentor Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click here to view the article at democratandchronicle.com.

Girl Scout cookie sales to go online next year

Democrat & Chronicle | December 3, 2014

The Girl Scouts just unveiled a 21st century way to fuel your Girl Scout cookie addiction. Starting in 2015, Girl Scouts will use a tailored online platform called "Digital Cookie" to invite their friends to browse and buy Samoas, Thin Mints and many more beloved Girl Scout confections. Payment and shipment will be processed online and the cookies delivered right to the buyer's door.

Click here to view the article at democratandchronicle.com.

Girl Scouts cookie sales to expand online

Buffalo Business First | December 2, 2014

Girl Scouts will have a new way to sell cookies in January, with the introduction nationwide of online sales. The Girl Scouts of Western New York will participate in the new national "Digital Cookie" platform in addition to in-person and cookie booth sales when the local sale kicks off Jan. 17. For decades, Girl Scout cookie sales have allowed girls to earn funds for their troop activities while supporting the local council. But the organization has long promoted the sale as a business education program that teaches girls about entrepreneurship and five key skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Click here to read the article at bizjournals.com.

WNY Girl Scouts Explore Future Career Opportunities

Winging It! Buffalo Style | November 10, 2014

I would like to thank the Girl Scouts of Western New York for having me at their “I Can Be Career Day” at Villa Maria College on Saturday. Winging It! Buffalo Style’s Lauren Hall was one of 30 Western New York women who led workshops about their chosen fields. Lauren spoke to the scouts about her career path and her job here at WIVB/WNLO and they really enjoyed watching clips of the show and discussing them together!

Click here to view the article at cw23.com.

Career Day Held for Area Girl Scouts

Time Warner Cable News Buffalo | November 8, 2014

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Forty women leading the way in their fields gathered at Villa Maria College to speak to the Girl Scouts of Western New York at their "I Can Be" Career Day. Close to 200 Girl Scouts attended workshops teaching them self-esteem and leadership strategies. The volunteer mentors spoke about their experiences in everything from finance to construction.

Click here to view the article at buffalo.twcnews.com.

Girl Scouts Mark International Day of the Girl Child

Time Warner Cable News Rochester | October 11, 2014

The Girl Scouts celebrated International Day of the Girl Child over the weekend. They say the purpose of the day is to focus on gender inequalities and promoting girls human rights. Callie Johnson, vice president of marketing for the Girl Scouts of Western New York stopped by Time Warner Cable News to discuss the day and what it means to the Girl Scouts.

Click here to view the article at rochester.twcnews.com.

'International Day of the Girl Child' Set for Saturday

News 10 NBC | October 10, 2014

Prepare yourself ladies and moms with little girls: Saturday is the International Day of the Girl Child.

The purpose of the day is to think and talk about gender inequalities, promote human rights and the growth of young girls. We interviewed Callie Johnson from the Girl Scouts of Western New York about the special day. You can see that interview by hitting play on our video player.

Click here to watch the video at WHEC.com.

The Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day - September 27

WGRZ.com | September 24, 2014

The Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day is being held on Saturday, September 27 at various locations throughout the Western New York area. Events will feature activities and giveaways for girls, and parents can learn more about the benefits of Girl Scouting. Adults can also sign up to be a volunteer during the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day.

Click here to view the article at WGRZ.com.

NOVA Adviser Inspires Girls to Pursue Science

WXXI | September 19, 2014

A noted Yale professor and science adviser to the PBS series NOVA spoke Friday morning in Rochester to encourage more girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—or STEM. Doctor Ainissa Ramirez gave a talk entitled “The Future Needs Girls in Science” at the Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Leadership Breakfast Series.

Click here to view the article at WXXINews.org.

Girl Scouts: Providing Leadership and More

WBFO| September 16, 2014

The Girl Scouts of Western New York continues to guide and educate young women on leadership. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley visited the Girl Scouts headquarters on Walden Avenue in Depew learning the organization serves 20,000 girls across the region.

Click here to view the article at news.WBFO.org.

Girl Scouts of Western New York Gear Up for Women of Distinction Event

WINGING IT! BUFFALO STYLE | September 3, 2014

For decades, girls have learned community involvement and leadership through Girl Scouts. Not only does this help the development of social skills, but it can also boost confidence and integrity. Back to school season is a great time to think about extra-curricular activities, and the Girls Scouts of WNY could be a good choice for your daughter. Winging It’s Lauren Hall was joined by CEO of the Girl Scouts of WNY, Cindy Odom and Girl Scout Ambassador, Mara Scive, to talk about the benefits to this program.

Click here to view the story at CW23.com.

Girl Scouts Focus on STEM

WROC | August 19, 2014

The Girl Scouts of Western New York will encourage girls to embrace STEM at its Women of Distinction Leadership Breakfast on September 19 in Rochester. Girl Scouts of Western New York CEO Cindy Odom discussed the event Tuesday on News 8 at Noon. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are subjects girls are resisting.  Currently, only 25 percent of STEM jobs are occupied by women, yet experts predict by 2018 nine of the 10 fastest growing jobs will be STEM related.

Click here to view the story on RochesterHomePage.net. 

Girl Scouts of Western New York on Many Voices, Many Visions

WHAM | July 14, 2014

The Girl Scouts of Western New York are in the midst of hosting summer camps in several locations throughout our area. Find out how the camps prevent summer "brain drain" while teaching life skills, too. Plus, we'll hear from founder of the group, "Angels of Mercy" about it's efforts to prevent trafficking at home and abroad.

View part one here and part two of the interview with Norma Holland.

The Girl Scouts of Western New York are in the midst of hosting summer camps in several locations throughout our area. Find out how the camps prevent summer "brain drain" while teaching life skills, too. Plus, we'll hear from founder of the group, "Angels of Mercy" about it's efforts to prevent trafficking at home and abroad.

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The Girl Scouts of Western New York are in the midst of hosting summer camps in several locations throughout our area. Find out how the camps prevent summer "brain drain" while teaching life skills, too. Plus, we'll hear from founder of the group, "Angels of Mercy" about it's efforts to prevent trafficking at home and abroad.

Read More at: http://13wham.com/community/features/many-voices/stories/girl-scouts-part-1-194.shtml

Local Girl Scouts Honored

WROC | June 7, 2014

The Girl Scouts of Western New York honored 46 young women Saturday afternoon with the Gold Award. It's the highest award possible in Girl Scouting. The girls were recognized in a ceremony at Samuel's Grande Manor in Williamsville. Congratulations ladies!

Click here to view the article at RochesterHomepage.net.

Forty-six young women get Girl Scout award

13WHAM | June 8, 2014

Forty-six young women were honored with the highest award in Girl Scouting Saturday afternoon. They were honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York wiht the Girl Scout Gold Award, after completing at least 80 hours of community service.

Click here to view the article at 13wham.com.

Dozens of Girl Scouts Received Gold Award for Community Projects

Time Warner Cable News Buffalo | June 7, 2014

Girl Scouts of Western New York honored dozens of young women Saturday for helping out in the community. The organization's highest honor, the gold award, was handed out to 46 young women from across Western New York.

Click here to view the article on buffalo.twcnews.com.

Local Girl Scouts Learn About Careers in Science

WROC | May 3, 2014

The Girl Scouts of Western New York are encouraging their girls to pursue careers in science. Three hundred Girl Scouts participated in "STEM-A-Palooza" at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on Saturday. The event encourages young girls to consider jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. A recent study showed that 74% of teens have an interest in these fields but won't pursue them for various reasons. Leaders believe talking to kids at a young age helps a great deal.

Click here to read the article on RochesterHomepPage.net.

Local Girl Scouts Participate in "Ban Bossy" Program

13WHAM | April 10, 2014

A local Girl Scout troop participated in a "Ban Bossy" program Wednesday evening. The program is designed to help encourage young girls to examine their own behaviors and learn to lead in challenging situations.

Click here to read the article on 13wham.com.

Girl Scouts Summer Camp Registration is Now Open

JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL | March 29, 2014

Meeting new best friends, spending time in the great outdoors, and having fun doing something you never knew you loved, like canoeing or horseback riding - these are just some of the activities girls experience at Girl Scout Summer Camp, and registration is now open for the 2014 Summer Camp season.

Click here to read the article on post-journal.com.

Junior Girl Scouts Complete Journey Presentations

BATAVIA DAILY NEWS | February 28, 2014

 

BATAVIA — Twenty-five Junior Girl Scouts from four troops in the Genesee region recently completed their Journey presentation. The next step? Work on a project to earn their Bronze Awards.

 

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Girl Scout Cookie Program

WKBW AM Buffalo | February 14, 2014

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Girl Scout Cookie Season

WROC TV | January 15, 2014

"Girl Scout Cookie season is underway across Western New York. Cheyenne Zaremba, who has been a Girl Scout for 11 years, and Mary Jo Brown, the Vice President of Sales at the Girl Scouts of Western New York, discussed the annual cookie campaign Wednesday on News 8 at Noon."

Click here to watch the video on Rochesterhomepage.net.

Girl Scouts Establish 'Be a Friend First' National Program to Battle Bullying

Post-Journal.com | October 18, 2013

"Whispering behind another girl's back. STarting hurtful rumors. Ecluding others from your group of friends. Posting a mean comment on someone's Instagram profile. The list of examples could go on."

Click here to read the article at Post-Journal.com

Girl Scouts Need More Volunteers

Rochester.YNN.com | October 2, 2013

"Many people know them for their cookies, but members from Girl Scouts of Western New York say the experience is much more."

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Girl Scouts Looking for New Members

RochesterHomepage.net | October 1, 2013

"The Girl Scouts are pushing to recruit new members and adult volunteers."

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Learning to Lead: Girl Scouts a Big Part of Life For Teen, Mother

Post-Journal.com | September 22, 2013

"Seventeen-year-old Holly Eliason has been a Girl Scout since she was 5 years old. The senior at Sherman Central School admits it wasn't always the coolest thing to do, but it was one of the most important."

Click here to read the article at Post-Journal.com.

Another Voice: Organization helps its young members become leaders

BuffaloNews.com | August 14, 2013

"As I watched the news, it is becoming ever more disturbing to see the decisions that today's youth are making, specficially young girls. Risky behaviors, bullying, self-objectification and fighting are growing among girls."

Click here to read the article at BuffaloNews.com.

Daybreak Visits a Girl Scout Camp

WGRZ, Buffalo | July 15, 2013

"All the Girl Scouts from Camp Seven Hills were up early to ride horses, sing songs, and even ride the zip line. Daybreak woke up the girls and talked about the property in the Holland/Sardinia area, which is available for rent."

Click here to view the video on WGRZ's website.

Girl Scout Silver Award recipient brings smiles to foster-care children

Cattaraugus County United Way Community Day Newspaper | June 7, 2013

"No matter the circumstances, entering foster care is difficult for a child. As a former foster child from Cattaraugus County, Bonnie Thaine understood the challenges these children face when entering foster care."

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Girl Scout Zumbathon

CatholicCourier.com | May 18, 2013

"Girl Scout Troop 60040 hosted a Zumbathon May 18 at Good Shepherd School to collected food and clothing for migrant families."

Click here to read the article at CatholicCourier.com.

 

Irondequoit Girl Scout Unit wins prestigious President's Award

Terra Osterling, Irondequoit Post | May 23, 2013

"The Girl Scouts’ Irondequoit Service Unit received the prestigious Girl Scouts of Western New York President’s Award last month."

Click here to read the article at IrondequoitPost.com.

Rush-Henrietta senior educates peers on texting and driving

Megan DeMarco, Democrat and Chronicle | April 18, 2013

"A Kentucky resident, (Wil Craig) came to Rush-Henrietta as part of senior Tori Mangino’s Gold Award Girl Scout project to educate her peers about texting and driving."
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Hamburg Teen Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor

Kevin O'Neill, WGRZ | April 9, 2013

"When a 16 year old Hamburg girl chose her project to earn the highest honor from the Girl Scouts, she worked on something close to her heart."
Click here to read the view the story at WGRZ.com.

 

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