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Troop Stories

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Each and every day, our G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™ are doing amazing things in their local communities - and we want to see and share it!

We wish we could be everywhere, so that's where we need YOU! You can help us see all the fun and exciting things our troops are doing, and maybe win 1 of 3 Amazon gift certificates we are giving away each month* in the process.

What do you need to do?
Simply post your photo, troop number, location and a 2-3 sentence description of what the troop is doing in the picture in the comments of our monthly Troop Stories post on our official Council Facebook page.
(Not on Facebook? You can still win! Submit your entry here.

Winners are selected at random at the end of each month. We’ll post the winners here, along with the pictures and stories you share.


*No purchase necessary. By submitting your Troop Story, you grant GSNYPENN permission to share your story and potentially use your photos in Council communications collateral. You understand that these materials will become the property of the Council, will not be returned and may be altered or edited. You also certify that you have authority to give consent on behalf of any minors mentioned or pictured. Troops must operate within GSNYPENN’s 26-county council footprint to be eligible to win.


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September 2018 Troop Story Winners

Catherine Arnold Marhenke

These Go-getting Juniors from Troop 20477 of Clinton, NY, volunteered during Rise Against Hunger, a community-wide food packaging event. The girls worked with other volunteers to package 40,000 meals for children across the world who don’t have regular access to nutritious food. 


Amanda Mirizo

Troop 10273 of Brewerton, NY, saved for two years to earn their way to Hershey Park in PA! These Leaders enjoyed the amusement park and designed their own candy bars in Chocolate World!


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Troop 10074 of Fabius, NY, enjoyed two nights of tent camping at Lake Durant Campground, hiking, cooking over a fire and white water rafting on the Hudson River. Through their outdoor adventure, these Risk-takers earned their Trailblazer Badge!

August 2018
Kimber Maclean

Troop 10566 of Oswego, NY, took a trip to our sister Council, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, to visit Camp Woodhaven.


Kristine Joslyn

Elizabeth is an Independently Registered Member (IRM) or Juliette from Service Unit 417 in Newark, NY! As an IRM, this Leader worked on her horsemanship and groundwork skills over the summer.


Jeanna Price Woods

The Go-getters of Troop 40080 of Newark, NY, spent a weekend at Comstock Adventure Center with their Service Unit!

July 2018
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The Cadettes and Seniors of Troops 20087 and 20540 of New Hartford, NY assisted with the first pitch at the Utica Blue Sox game! Brianna threw out the first pitch and got to keep the ball!


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Troop 40415 from Seneca Falls, NY raised money and went on a tour of Central America! They were able to meet with Girl Guides from Belize! During their trip, the troop donated supplies, painted a meeting space and shared Girl Scout songs and stories!


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Troop 40963 of Waterloo, NY volunteered at the Musselman Triathlon in Geneva! They were truly friendly and helpful!

June 2018
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Troop 10747 of Fabius, NY learned how to scuba dive! They spent 3 hours learning the rules and regulations and diving into tanks with equipment on! 


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Troop 40447 of Towanda, PA exhibited their artistic ability to celebrate the end of the Girl Scout year!    


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Troop 40514 of Apalachin, NY helped sort three skids of food from a large donation given to the Owego Mission Food Pantry.    

May 2018
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Daisy Troop 60069 of Fabius, NY spent the morning hiking at Highland Forest learning about nature!


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Troop 60288 of Port Dickinson, NY went to Amahami Adventure Center and climbed the fire tower for the first time!

 


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Troop 10053 of Syracuse, NY helped the homeless by volunteered at the We Rise above the Streets 2nd Annual BBQ! Way to make the world a better place!

April 2018
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Each month Troop 10065 of Sandy Creek, NY make placemats for the local soup kitchen. For Easter, they made spring colored hearts out of candy canes to brighten everyone’s day!

 


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Troop 30206 of Delhi, NY spent time volunteering at Heart of the Catskills Humane Society - socializing cats, walking dogs, and donating supplies! Paw-some job, girls! 

 


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Troop 20477 of Clinton, NY braved snow and cold while camping at Mark Lodge at Hoover. The girls completed their cabin camping and outdoor art badges! WOW!

March 2018
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Troop 10981 of Manlius, NY worked their marketing magic at Herb Philipson’s in Syracuse. They worked as a team to take orders, add sales and keep their booth stocked. Way to go, girls!


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Daisy Troop 60161 of Seneca Falls, NY had their very first cookie booth, and were continuously supported by their troop leaders and parents!

 


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Troop 30135 of Binghamton, NY had a booth at Oakdale Mall, a big challenge for many first-time cookie sellers, but each girl did a fantastic job!

February 2018
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Troop 40176 from Waterloo/Seneca Falls, NY sorted donations and collected hygiene products from their service unit for the local food pantry. They also volunteer at the food pantry 2-3 times each month. Way to be Go-Getters and thank you for doing so much for your community!


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Troop 40114 and 40870 of Clyde, NY were true Leaders! They brought cans of soup to a recent meeting to donate to the local food pantry run by the church where they hold their meetings. They were able to donate 30 cans!

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Troop 10644 from Camillus, NY participated in an “Englampment” Sleepover and took a break for some exercise in the pool! Looks like you had lots of fun at your program, girls!

January 2018
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Troop 61238 of North Syracuse grew cat grass and spent time at the Humane Society sharing their treat with some new friends. What a purr-fect project for Innovators like you!


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Troop 30307 of Whitney Point had an Olympic-style fun at their lock-in! We can wait to see how else you go for Gold!


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Troop 1132 teamed up with their local Dollar General to collect canned goods for the holidays. These girls did an awesome job and collected 59 bags of food that went to their community.

December 2017
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Troop 30481 of Unadilla Valley held a coat drive and collected over 419 needed winter items (jackets, snow pants, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves and new socks) for their community


Jennifer Foote Dean

Members of Groton Cadette Troops 41432 and 60687, along with Groton Junior Troop 40257, decorated holiday cookies and treats and delivered them to the Groton Police and Fire Departments. This yearly tradition is to thank both departments for keeping the community safe, for being involved in the local scouting community and for participating in the troop’s community events.


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Troop 30224 from Endicott participated in an exercise in group storytelling for their aMuse Journey! Way to go girls! 

November 2017
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Troop 40176 & 40457 baked Gingerbread Houses for the upcoming Wonderful Life decorating contest held in Seneca Falls, NY. These girls had to follow the directions to measure, bake, and finally assemble houses to be used in the the event!


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Troop 10080 spent a day with Apple learning all about internet security, keeping your phone safe, and the importance of being safe online.


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Troop 60037 recently collected diapers at a free movie night of The Boss Baby to donate to a local diaper bank!