Time To Get Your Cookie Game On!

Time To Get Your Cookie Game On!

Y94 and iHeartRadio want to help Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and our troops sell even more cookies with Y94’s Cookie Crumble!

Spread the news and get EVERYONE you know to nominate YOUR troop for a chance to set up a booth and sell cookies at a special event with Y94 morning show host Pat McMahon in the Canyon at Destiny USA later this month!

Nominate Your Troop
Now through Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Required information: Troop Number, Leader Name, Leader Phone #
Top 8 NYPENN troops will advance

Y94 host Pat McMahon will reveal the top 8 troops during his morning show on Monday, March 13!

Then Vote to Advance the Top 4 Troops!
March 13 at 10 a.m. – Sunday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

Top 4 troops will join Y94 at Destiny USA on March 25 or 26 to sell even more cookies! (cookies provided by council)

While you’re at it…
Y94 is holding another contest to vote for your favorite type of Girl Scout Cookie! Vote and you’ll be registered to win a CASE of every variety of Girl Scout Cookie available through our council. Vote for your favorite cookie!

Share this information and our social media posts regarding the contest with all of your friends and family! Be sure to follow NYPENN on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Many thanks to our friends at Y94 and iHeartRadio for helping Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways make 2017 the BEST COOKIE SEASON EVER!




Troop Tuesday: CookieWow!


We kicked-off the Girl Scout Cookie season with two amazing events across the NYPENN community. We had over 1,500 attend our second annual CookieWow event in Syracuse and a number of Girl Scouts in attendance at our sister event in Ogdensburg.

It was wonderful to see Girl Scouts of all ages participating in all our programs, sharing their hopes and goals for the upcoming cookie season, and having fun!

Thank you all for making CookieWow such a fun and memorable event! We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish through your cookie sales.

cookiewow event fun

We want to know what our Girl Scouts are up to. Email photos and a short description to Jaime Alvarez @ jalvarez@gsnypenn.org.

Remember This When the Girl Scouts Come Knocking

With each cookie sale Aubrey gets closer to her goal of going to camp this summer. For Girl Scouts, the cookie sale is how they fund community projects and adventures. It’s a meaningful exchange when you buy a box of cookies, you’re encouraging girls to make their own way and go further.

This year marks 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. It’s an important part of our history, which shows the entrepreneurial spirit of girls–their willingness to find a way to create the means to reach a larger, greater goal.

Aubrey wants to sell 1,000 cookies this season, so to help her in her mission, she’s attending the Girl Scout NYPENN CookieWow convention. There she’ll gain resources to help boost her sales and confidence to make her camp dreams a reality.

The only question left to ask is, what will you do when Aubrey knocks on your door?

Learn more about CookieWow

Do you have a cookie story? What have you done with your earnings from cookie sales in the past? And what are you planning on doing with your cookie money this year? Let us know by emailing nshoemaker@gsnypenn.org.

Find Out What Pushed This Girl Scout to Become a Top Seller

fall product programWe get it, when people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. But there’s a lot of meaning behind their efforts.

This Isabella from Spencer, NY, she was NYPENN’s top seller in 2015 for the Fall Product Program (learn more about it here), selling a grand total of $1,145 worth of product (nuts, candy, and magazines).

Her motivation? 

“I set a goal on how much to sell,” Isabella said. “In order to reach my goal, I made my list of people who I wanted to ask. I went door-to-door, online, and shared with family and friends what my goal was. I like product sales because the troop gets to have fun after I sell the nuts and candy.

For Isabella, it’s about raising money for her troop, so they can do amazing things together.

“When she makes her list, I provide her with transportation to folks within our rural neighborhood, phone numbers, emails etc.,” her mom, a troop and service leader, said. “She did the talking, emailing and the delivering of course with my assistance and supervision. I then feel that I have done my role as parent in supporting her to be successful. She gets the incentives, she does the work, right down to sorting out the orders when in and including personalized thank you notes-cards for each person who ordered.”

The product sale does help build up business skills. But it helps them realize how much a group of people can accomplish together. Her money, along with the money from her other troop members will allow them to go on trips, fund community service projects, and more.

Have something you’d like featured on our blog, tell us about it! Want to share an op-ed about the day-in-the-life of a volunteer? Or perhaps you have an idea for a piece you’d like to see on this page? Send submissions/pitches/ideas to me (Natalie Shoemaker) at nshoemaker@gsnypenn.org

Here’s the New, Delicious Addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Family

Here’s the New, Delicious Addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Family

By: Natalie Shoemaker, Advancement Coordinator

We’re excited to announce a brand new Girl Scout cookie: the S’more. After all, Girl Scouts practically invented s’mores, right? Well, I’m sure we weren’t the first group to think putting a roasted marshmallow on top of chocolate and in between two cookies was a good idea.

However, historically speaking, the Girl Scouts was one of the first groups to write down a recipe for s’mores in the book “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” (on page 71). It went under the name “Some More,” later shortened to the s’mores name we use today.

girl scout smores

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