Girl Scouts launches new series of programs

Girl Scouts of Western New York is releasing a host of new programs just in time for the fall and back-to-school season. With a new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science, and more, there is no shortage of exciting all-girl, girl-led adventures for girls in the fall.

This fall, girls in Western New York will be introduced to the first-ever national Palo Alto Network Cybersecurity badges for Girl Scouts in grades K-12. These exclusive badges encourage girls to become the experts who can meet future cybersecurity challenges.

The 18 badges will introduce cybersecurity education to hundreds of girls across Western New York through compelling programming designed to increase their interest and instill in them a valuable 21st century skillset. This national effort is a huge step toward eliminating traditional barriers to industry access, such as gender and geography, and will target girls as young as 5 years old, ensuring that even the youngest girls have a foundation primed for future life and career success.

At Girl Scouts, girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience offers an unparalleled collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, running a cookie business, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

At Girl Scouts, girls get to lead their own adventure and team up with other girls in an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest them most. Girls learn by doing and are inspired to discover their talents and passions in a safe and supportive all-girl setting. Girls join with other Girl Scouts, their family, and people in their community-and together, they take action to change the world.

Girls gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship.

While girls may be exposed to these subjects at school, in other youth programs, or even on their own, at Girl Scouts, girls experience them in a unique way that puts them on a path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported, Girl Scouts helps girls discover their strengths and change the world. For more information on all the new programs and to join as a girl member or adult volunteer visit or call 1 (888) 837-6410.

About Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.