Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place

Time is running out!

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

15_InviteAFriend_Email_Invite-1_Invite a Friend-CB (2)There’s still time to invite a friend to volunteer.

Without incredible volunteers like you, all of the magic of Girl Scouts wouldn’t be possible. Right now, we need more amazing leaders like you to change more girls’ lives, helping them experience and discover more than ever before.

Invite a friend to become part of this epic adventure. Once they join as a Girl Scout leader, complete the application, and start a new Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop, head on over to to claim your prize!

Plus, double the friends means double the prize…
$100 for you and a Volunteer Resource Pack for each friend.

Offer ends December 1st.

Visit the council website for more information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities.



By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

recycling rocksSave the date for the second annual Lyons Trashion Show! It’s taking place March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Ohmann Theatre in Lyons.

So what exactly is a Trashion show? Girls can upcycle or recycle items into spectacular trashions. They can make amazing dresses, tops, bottoms, and accessories from recycled items in an effort to promote the reuse, reduce, recycle Girl Scout motto.

Categories that girls can enter include casual wear, formal wear, Girl Scout uniform of the future, and sporty.

The public is welcome to watch the Trashion show. The cost is 18 and over $2 and 4-17, $1. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Girl Scout Opportunity Fund which helps girls become Girl Scouts and participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Interested in registering your troop or girl to participate in the Trashion Show? Then contact Tracy Fraser at

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for your Trashion!

Cookie Convention Update

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

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There are over 100 people already registered for our first ever Cookie Convention, are you one of them? If not, you don’t want to miss out on this amazing kick-off to the 2016 cookie program!

More fun continues to be announced. Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes will have the opportunity to make some decorations so they can bling their cookie booths. There will also be a self esteem wall for girls to take selfies, post to our Instagram account, and share with others to show just how great you are!

Don’t forget to nominate a Girl Scout volunteer celebrity chef! The deadline to get those in is December 14. Volunteer celebrity chefs will make a non-bake recipe out of at least one kind of Girl Scout cookies. The winner will earn a trophy and bragging rights! The nomination form can be found here and you can send them into

The deadline to register for the Cookie Convention is December 9 so make sure you get your registrations in! For more information on registering or the overnight opportunities available, click here.

We can’t wait to celebrate the start of another great cookie program with you at our Cookie Convention!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

cooking2The Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 20881 in Sauquoit were making final plans for earning their Simple Cooking badge. They were planning on taking over the kitchen at a local high school and making the Croque Monsier sandwich and an Eclair for dessert. Then the violent attacks in Paris happened.

Since the girls had already chosen a French meal to prepare, co-leaders Rebecca Connors and Jill Hayes took that opportunity to discuss the current events and how each one of us can make a difference in making the world a better place. cooking1

“The girls all agreed that by practicing kindness, tolerance, and love, they can change the world,” Rebecca said.

Not only are these girls going to go on to change the world, they had a great time learning about cooking and preparing the meal!

Way to go girls! Share what your girls are doing in their communities by e-mailing photos and stories to You might be featured on our blog!


Three things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

CampNew program opportunities are being developed and offered all the time at Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways. Here are three:

Snowflake Ball – Saturday, December 19th, 6-8pm, Watertown region. Dress up in your finest clothes and dance the night away as you celebrate winter with your Girl Scout friends! The Snowflake Ball has become a winter tradition you don’t want to miss!

Snowshoeing at Comstock for Brownies and Juniors – Saturday, January 16th, 1-3pm. Spend the afternoon learning how to snowshoe, then play some outdoor winter games! Halfway through our excursion we’ll stop at Bailiwick to warm up by the fire and have some hot chocolate. Please dress warmly in layers and wear snow pants and winter boots. Snowshoes will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Do you want to build a snowman? – Saturday, February 6th, 10am-3pm, Camp Hoover. An assortment of fun winter activities awaits girls at Camp Hoover! From building snow castles and snow angels to painting in the snow to making snow cream, there’s lots of ways to have fun in winter. The snow queen herself will make a special appearance! Lunch will be provided during the program.

For more information on these, and many other opportunities, visit the council website at

Hurry! Just two weeks left

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

15_InviteAFriend_Email_Invite-1_Invite a Friend-CB (2)Did you know that we are currently in the middle of the “I Can’t Wait to Volunteer” campaign? The campaign where volunteers just like you tell their friends about how much they love volunteering for Girl Scouts. The campaign where everyone wins with cool stuff like money to spend in the online Girl Scout store and cool troop resources!

Remember, amazing volunteers like you are what make an awesome Girl Scout experience possible for the near 17,000 girls in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways jurisdiction. And more volunteers means more girls get the opportunity to be part of a troop, learn cool new things, connect with positive adult role models, and grow into courageous, confident leaders who make the world a better place.

So, hurry and tell all your friends, because there are only two weeks left of this amazing opportunity! Once your friend completes the volunteer application, background check and begins a brand new Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop head on over to to claim your prize.

For more information about volunteering and the opportunities available visit the council website at

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

disney on iceDisney on Ice is coming to the OnCenter in Syracuse and you can see it with a special scout group rate!

Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the princess-packed adventure of Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, which will include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Rapunzel, Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen and much more!

The group rate is good on Saturday, January 2 at 7 p.m. and is just $15 per person for a group of 15 or more. A patch is included with the ticket purchase. For more information contact Liz Carioti at (315) 435-8006 or visit

It’s fun for the whole family at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime!

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