World Thinking Day 2018

Recently Girl Scouts of Western New York had the opportunity to once again participate in World Thinking Day, an international event coordinated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). Every February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate by doing the same activities around the same theme.

This year, “Impact” was the selected theme, and girls were encouraged to show and share how they help impact their communities all around the world. #ThisisImpact showcased the girls’ efforts across social media platforms.

It’s been almost 100 years since WAGGS first began celebrating World Thinking Day, and it still represents a day of international friendship. While all girls enjoy the same activities to connect them from country to country, the day also shines a light on issues affecting young women. It’s a tradition that began in 1926 and isn’t going away any time soon.

In Western New York, we celebrated a few days early. Girls from around the council gathered at Camp Windy Meadows to spend the day doing Impact activities together.

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Camp Season is Here!

Well, maybe it’s still a few months from when we actually get to go to camp, but the Girl Scouts of Western New York are deep into our preparations. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible!

One of the ways we want to reach out to you is through Facebook, and specifically videos. Join us live in the weeks leading to camp to learn more about what sessions we’ll have this year, what you need to pack for camp, details about the grounds, and more! Let us know your questions so we can answer them!

Below is our first of the year, featuring camp lovers Susan and Gale discussing the basics of camp, like where they are, what you do at camp, the different types of camp, and much, much more!

This summer, every girl is invited to camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader!

Learn more and register for camp today! https://www.gswny.org/en/camp/summer-camps.html

Girl Scout brand ranks #2 on World Value Index

Every year, the World Value Index is assembled to show which brands ‘do the most and least good for the world.’ Unlike many reports, the information for this ranking comes from people, not shareholders.

According to enso’s website, “the World Value Index measures brand on awareness of purpose, alignment with purpose, whether people will actively support that purpose, and if that purpose impacts purchase.”

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What this show us is that in a world with Google, Amazon and Disney, we outrank almost everyone when it comes to our commitment to our purpose. We work tirelessly to ensure what we stand for is always represented by our efforts.

Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, and our legacy is built on the results we’ve seen for more than 100 years.

Half of all female business leaders were Girl Scouts.

More than 75 percent of female U.S. Senators with Girl Scouts.

100% of female U.S. Secretaries of State were Girl Scouts.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Joining Girl Scouts places your girl in an all-female environment, providing a safe space where she can learn, grow and try new things. In a world finally seeing the way in which the sexes are separated, now is the time to show your girl all that she can be and accomplish, and we’re here to help her along the way.

Now is the time to continue the shift toward equality, and raising empowered girls who are ready to see the world and how they can make it better. We offer a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with time-tested methods and research-backed programming.

Simply put, we’re more than crafts and cookies. We’re dedicated to changing the world, one girl at a time. Join us in fulfilling our mission today.