A girl or adult volunteer can have a chance to win a year’s supply of Girl Scout Cookies when registering for Girl Scouts during the 2021 Join-a-thon.
The Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) will hold its 4th Annual Girl Scout Join-a-thon on January 13, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and take on-the-spot registrations over the phone and online. Media outlets throughout GSWNY’s nine county regional service area will help to direct listeners to call 1.888.837.6410 or go to www.gswny.org for a chance to win special incentives when they register for Girl Scouts during the 2021 Join-a-thon.
Adults who register to become volunteers and/or register their girls during the Girl Scout Join-a-thon will have a chance to win Girl Scout incentives like a $100 or $50 gift card of their choice, or a year’s supply of Girl Scout cookies (52 boxes). New girls who join and girls who renew their membership will also receive an exclusive invite to the Join-a-thon Virtual Pop-Up Party on January 13, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. and a special Join-a-thon patch. The Virtual Pop-Up Party is new this year and during the virtual party, girls will enjoy an exciting scavenger hunt, give-a-ways, other fun games, and a special guest. Also, when girls join on January 13th, they have the opportunity to participate in the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program that runs now throughout March 28, 2021.
Adults must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer and girls must be in grades k-12 to join. All potential adult volunteers are subject to a background check and training before volunteering. In addition, Girl Scouts is sending out a special invite for girls in grades k-1 to join as Daisy Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts offers the best year-round, ALL-GIRL, GIRL-LED leadership development experience for girls in the world where their specific needs can be met. The proof is in the results as 90% of Female Astronauts, 80% of Female Tech Leaders, and 50% of Female Business Owners in the U.S. were all Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts develop a strong sense of self, display positive values, seek challenges, and solve problems in their communities. From building robots, hiking at camp, running a cookie business, to service projects with local food banks and animal shelters, the adventures for a girl to explore her leadership potential are endless at Girl Scouts.
With dozens of virtual and (in-person where allowed) Girl Scout programs and activities that meet COVID-19 safety guidelines, girls get to lead their own adventure. Girls can choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest them most in important skill areas like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. While a girl may be exposed to these subjects at school and in other places, at Girl Scouts she will experience them in a unique way that places her on a path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
In addition, local WNY community-based organizations, schools, government entities, or other businesses that would like to invite Girl Scouts to present (virtually) about the benefits of Girl Scouts for girls and adult volunteers can call 1.888.837.6410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Join-a-thon is a 12-hour event, and those interested in joining as a girl member or adult volunteer can still register after the event; however, the special Join-a-thon incentives won’t be available. To learn more about girl membership, adult volunteerism, and supporting a girl with a Girl Scout Cookie purchase visit www.gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410. Girl Scouts at Home is the #1 Rated Afterschool Program by Parents Magazine.
About Girl Scouts of Western New York
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves 13,000 girls and over 5,000 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.