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

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

Do you know what fun girls can have at veni.vidi.vici.? Take a look at some past events and listen to a couple girls tell you what fun is in store at this year’s event in October’s videocast!

Doesn’t it sound fun? Register today!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

give back1It was a free community night in Groton thanks to Girl Scouts from Troops 40257, 41432, 40011, and 40049!

The girls put on the event to get the community to interact with and get to know each other. Representatives from the village of Groton Police Department, Groton Fire Department, the New York State Troopers, and the Tompkins County Sheriff Department all attended. The girls served pizza and ice cream, did crafts, and had Sir James and the Balloon Artist entertain.

Way to go girls! Share what you are doing in your community with your girls by e-mailing information and photos to

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By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

hunger1Girls from Troop 40752 heard about the hunger patch and decided it was something they wanted to work on. So the girls each planted their own gardens with the goal of growing vegetables and donating those veggies to T.A.C.O., a food pantry in Wysox, PA.

Hannah and Grace planted a garden with potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and zucchini. They donhunger2ated over 2,700 pounds of produce. They received help picking the potatoes by Delaney.

Kiernyn donated two dozen ears of corn, 10 pounds of potatoes, a bag of tomatoes, and eggplants.

Madison planted and donated potatoes; Allison planted cucumbers; Sophia planted and donated 100 pounds of cucumbers; and Hannah grew different vegetables and donated them.

hunger3Hannah and Grace then took a trip to the food pantry for a tour and to help stock the shelves with food that was donated and delivered and help to sort the food.

Way to go girls! Share what your girls are up to in their communities by e-mailing info and photos to


Three Things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

nypennThere are so many new opportunities for girls to participate in happening all over the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways jurisdiction. Here are three:

Songs and a stroll — Monday, October 12th, 11am-3pm, Casey Park Lodge, Casey Park, 6551 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519, (Wayne County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 2-5. Girls, are you looking for something different to do with your day off on Columbus Day? Then come to Casey Park to enjoy a tree-covered, leisurely walk along a 100-year-old water-filled iron ore bed. After that, you’ll have the chance to get silly doing “repeat” songs such as “Boom Chicka Boom,” and “The Princess Pat.” We’ll also learn songs that get you up off your feet and moving, along with the traditional songs every Girl Scout should know, such as “On My Honor” and every verse to “Make New Friends!”  Girls are welcome to bring a friend as we enjoy our day of fun, day off from school. Girls and adults will get a booklet to keep of the songs we learn. We will take a short break during the day for lunch, so please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and a dessert treat will be provided.

International Day at Kappa Delta – Saturday, October 24, 1-3pm, Kappa Delta Sorority House, 109 Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, (Tompkins County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–12
Come learn about different cultures and countries from girls who have traveled abroad. Enjoy some yummy snacks from around the world!

Flashlight Zoo Safari – Friday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30pm, Thompson Park Zoo, 1 Thompson Park
Watertown, NY, (Jefferson County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K-3, Non-registered girls. Grab your flashlight because nighttime is the right time to experience the zoo in a whole new way! Your safari will begin with a meet and greet with some of our animal ambassadors. We’ll pet the cutest and cuddle the cuddliest first before moving on to our owls, spiders and other creatures that go BUMP in the night. Next we’ll take a behind the scenes tour, grab a few special snacks to deliver to some of our nocturnal creatures! Our after dark tour will include visits to the wolves, lynx, bobcats and more. The evening will end with a late night snack. Bring a friend and show her how much fun Girl Scouts can be!

Check these out, and the many more, listed on the council website at

Be a Friend First

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

nypennOctober is National Bullying Awareness Month. Each day more than 160,000 students stay home from school because of their fear of being bullied. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways can help with resources and activities to increase awareness about this community problem.

At the Daisy age level troops can work on the friendly and helpful petal talking about ways they can be a good friend to others. Have girls take a 5 day kindness challenge and see what kinds of things they come up with as ways to be more kind to others.

Brownie Girl Scouts can create posters to display in their community and school about bullying. They can also work on the Making Friends badge.

We also have the BFF Booklet for older Girl Scouts. The BFF booklet goes with the Cadette level Amaze Journey and offers activities specifically focused on bullying prevention. Girls can earn the interact, diplomat, and peacemaker awards during this journey.

Girl Scouts can offer girls lots of great resources on dealing with bullying both through activities, badges, and the emotionally safe space created by being involved in a troop with peers and positive adult role models.

For more information on program resources available visit the council website at


By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

v3-logoAre you looking for a fun and exciting way for your Girl Scouts to kick off the membership year? Then why not attend the largest all-girl sleepover in the area – veni.vidi.vici.!

The fun is happening November 14-15 at Ralph Perry Junior High School in New Hartford.

veni.vidi.vici. is an annual event that gives girls the opportunity to participate in various program sessions that allow them to be creative, healthy, make a difference in the community, and have fun.

Maybe your girls want to see if they can make it to the top of the rock wall. Maybe they want to learn Zumba or swim. Maybe they love birds and want to meet birds of prey during the Talons: Birds of Prey exhibit. Or maybe they want to learn how to be safe and how to keep their friends safe during the safety activity with the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They can do all this, participate in the rockin’ dance party, hang out with their friends, and have fun at veni.vidi.vici.!

The cost to attend is $35 per person and the deadline to register is Friday, October 16. Don’t miss out on this FUN program! To register, click here. Remember you must be registered as a Girl Scout to attend! There is an additional $15 Girl Scout registration fee. Financial assistance is available to become a Girl Scout member.

We can’t wait to see you at our 11th year of veni.vidi.vici.!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

upstateIt’s a great opportunity for Girl Scouts in ninth through 12th grades to explore the various healthcare fields they may be interested in at a healthcare career exploration day on Wednesday, November 11.

The program is taking place at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sessions girls will be able to participate in include ultrasound, respiratory therapy and asthma awareness, research, stitching, occupational therapy, and a campus tour will also be offered.

The cost to attend is $20 per Girl Scout and girls must register by Thursday, October 1. To register, click here.

For more information about this program, click here.

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