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.
November 2018 Troop Story Winners
Troop 30563 from Endicott, NY attended Cornell's Girl Scout
Engineering Day. These innovators did tons of hands on experiments and
Troops 40457 and 40176 from Seneca Falls, NY earned their First Aid
Badges with North Seneca Ambulance. They are now prepared to intervene
with confidence during emergencies they may encounter!
Emily, an IRM from SU 123 in Marcellus, NY, discovered that her local
food pantry needed help replenishing it’s supply. So, this go-getter
collected and purchased food to donate to help those in need!
Troop 10015 of Fayetteville-Manlius, NY, earned their Breathe Journey
by visiting the Fenner Wind Farm! The girls learned about turbines,
how they are built, how tall they are and how air is a clean,
renewable energy source! Fun Fact: the blade they are standing next to
weighs 70 tons!
Troop 40632 of Penn Yan, NY, learned to sew pillow cases with a local
women's group in Yates County. All the cases they made will be given
to local veterans on Veterans Day.
Troop 40415 of Waterloo, NY, is proud of their community and wanted
to make sure that it stayed pretty. So, they planted flowers, painted
parking curbs, swept the parking lot, stained a ramp and did some
mulching. Way to go!
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.
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!
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!
Troop 10566 of Oswego, NY, took a trip to our sister Council, Girl
Scouts of Northeastern New York, to visit Camp Woodhaven.
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.
The Go-getters of Troop 40080 of Newark, NY, spent a weekend at
Comstock Adventure Center with their Service Unit!
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!
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!
Troop 40963 of Waterloo, NY volunteered at the Musselman Triathlon in
Geneva! They were truly friendly and helpful!
Troop 10747 of Fabius, NY learned how to scuba dive! They spent 3
hours learning the rules and regulations and diving into tanks with
Troop 40447 of Towanda, PA exhibited their artistic ability to
celebrate the end of the Girl Scout year!
Troop 40514 of Apalachin, NY helped sort three skids of food from a
large donation given to the Owego Mission Food Pantry.
Daisy Troop 60069 of Fabius, NY spent the morning hiking at Highland
Forest learning about nature!
Troop 60288 of Port Dickinson, NY went to Amahami Adventure Center
and climbed the fire tower for the first time!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
Daisy Troop 60161 of Seneca Falls, NY had their very first cookie
booth, and were continuously supported by their troop leaders and parents!
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
Troop 30224 from Endicott participated in an exercise in group
storytelling for their aMuse Journey! Way to go girls!
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!
Troop 10080 spent a day with Apple learning all about internet
security, keeping your phone safe, and the importance of being safe online.
Troop 60037 recently collected diapers at a free movie night of The
Boss Baby to donate to a local diaper bank!