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Welcome to Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. Press Room. We look forward to working with representatives from all types of media outlets.  We cover 26 counties in New York and Pennsylvania and have staff and volunteers ready to work with you!
If you represent a media outlet ask us about Girl Scouting—our projects, our direction, and our history. We can also arrange for interviews with our spokespeople.


Contacts for reporters
Kimberly Dunne 315-733-2391 x2114

Judith Gallagher 315-698-9400 x2315

  • Come to the Cookie Convention!

    Kick off the 2016 cookie season by joining the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways at its first Cookie Convention on January 9 at LeMoyne College in Syracuse!


    There will be fun for all ages including cookie activities and games, vendors on hand that offer activities for girls and Little Brownie Baker, the baker of our Girl Scout cookies, will be there! Girl Scout leaders will be battling it out in a cookie contest using Girl Scout cookies as the main ingredient, and much more fun!


    Vendors offering activities that girls can enjoy are invited to join us as well! For details on taking part in our vendor fair, contact Kim Goehner at or call 315.698.9400, ext. 2514. Deadline to register as a vendor is November 26.


    By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls learn five important skills that they will take with them for the rest of their lives: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The Cookie Convention will provide girls with the opportunity to practice those skills.


    The cost to attend is $10 per person and the registration deadline is December 18. All are welcome! To register visit the events page at

    Girl Scout cookies go on sale January 15 and are $4 a box. The same great varieties are available again this year.

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  • Aviation Day at the Watertown International Airport

    Girls and their families can learn all about aviation during an Aviation Day at the Watertown International Airport on Saturday, November 14 from 2-5 p.m. Those attending do not need to be current Girl Scouts to attend this fun program!

    Whether girls dream of being a pilot or are curious about how airplanes work, this is the opportunity to do it all and take part in fun activities! The cost is $1 for Girl Scouts to receive a patch, and $3 for families. The deadline to register is Friday, October 30. To register visit the events page at

    Join the adventure, fun and friendship of Girl Scouting. Contact the Girl Scouts’ Watertown Service Center at (315) 782-1290, visit, become a fan at, follow and, or read the blog at for more information.


  • Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award at Camp Hoover

    When Katie Colarocco, Emily Hoeck, Elaine Hurd, and Michaela Maxwell from Girl Scout Troop 40014 in Cato wanted to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award they decided to help out at Camp Hoover in Tully. Hoover is one of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways four outdoors properties.

    The girls wanted to replace an old falling down flowerbox at the Girl Scout camp. During an encampment with other girls from their area on October 10 they were able to complete the project. In addition they planned activities for all the girls and prepared dinner.

    The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award girls in sixth through eighth grades can earn. Earning the award gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their communities. To earn the award girls participate in activities of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and spend at least 50 hours working on a community service project that provides a positive lasting impact on their community.

    Join the adventure, fun and friendship of Girl Scouting. Contact the Girl Scouts’ Cicero Service Center at (315) 698-9400, visit, become a fan at, follow and, or read the blog at for...

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  • McGinnis Miller to Serve on National Girl Advisory Board

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is proud to announce that one of our very own Girl Scouts has been selected by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to serve on the inaugural year of the National Girl Advisory Board.

    McGinnis Miller, an Girl Scout Ambassador and Girl Scout Gold Award recipient from Endwell, was one of 12 girls selected from around the country to represent over two million Girl Scouts to the GSUSA executive team by providing feedback on new and existing initiatives in Girl Scouts.

    McGinnis is currently serving her third year on the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Girl Advisory Board (GAB) and is serving her second year as GAB liaison to the Board of Directors and will bring that experience with her to serve at the National Girl Scout level.

    From April through August of this year McGinnis also served on the National “Girl Engagement Committee,” a group of 10 girls from across the United States that helped to plan what the National Girl Advisory Board would look like. McGinnis was nominated because of her experience on the NYPENN Pathways GAB. The group of girls reviewed and tested “collaborative environments” trying to determine how girls would communicate electronically on a committee that could not meet in person, including working on the logistics, such as gathering together across multiple time zones. They then worked on trademarking a name for the future board, developed an application process for girls to apply to be on the board, set expec...

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