Girl Scout Central

Check out our flagship retail store and event space in midtown Manhattan.


It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

Girl Scout Central offers a huge selection of modern and traditional products for Girl Scouts (and brand enthusiasts) of all ages—from Daisies to Gold Award Girl Scouts to volunteers to alums. Badges, patches, and uniforms? Check! Jewelry, toys, and camping gear? Yup! T-shirts, caps, and hard-to-find Girl Scout collectibles? We’ve got you covered!

The store is also a premier event space where Girl Scouts, councils, volunteers, and the New York City community gather for presentations, parties, panel discussions, workshops, and program-related activities.

Girl Scout Central is a must-see destination for every Girl Scout visiting New York City! You’ll connect with your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) spirit—and have a great time while you’re at it.


Activities and Experiences 

Girl Scout Central is also a place where visitors connect with one another and enjoy a hands-on historical experience as part of an awesome New York City adventure!

Chalkboard: Answer the special Girl Scout Central “Question of the Week,” or leave a message for your Girl Scout sisters on the chalkboard wall.

SWAPS: SWAPS (you know, Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) are a Girl Scout tradition. So bring a small token of friendship to pin on the Girl Scout Central SWAPS wall, and take a SWAPS left by a visiting Girl Scout. So cool!

G.I.R.L. Selfie Wall: Take a selfie (or a groupie!) in front of our G.I.R.L. wall. Share your photo on social media with your troop and family back home. Remember to tag us using #girlscoutcentral.

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Historical Experience: Now, visitors can enjoy the Girl Scout Central Historical Experience, which includes:

  • A video about Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low and the beginnings of the first Girl Scout troop in 1912
  • A self-guided exhibit from the GSUSA archive collection, featuring vintage uniforms, scarves, camping gear, cookie boxes, photos, and more

Please note that space in the exhibit area is limited, so you may need to wait as we rotate visitors through the Historical Experience.  If your group consists of 10 or more, please contact us via email with the date and time of your visit and number of attendees so we can plan for your group’s arrival.

Girl Scout NYC Bingo™: With all there is to see and do in New York City, what better way to check it all out than to explore with a few rounds of Girl Scout NYC Bingo?  Visit the sites celebrating awesome women and girls who embody the G.I.R.L. spirit and who helped make New York one of the greatest cities in the world.

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The all-new Girl Scout NYC Bingo kit includes two different bandanas (featuring awesome stuff to discover in New York), a custom patch to commemorate your trip, and a map of Manhattan to plan your adventure.

You can purchase the Girl Scout NYC Bingo kit at Girl Scout Central for $10.  Additional patches and bandanas can be purchased for larger groups.


Events

Girl Scout Central Summer Tuesday Series
School’s out! But your child can still flex their STEM muscles at Girl Scout Central. Join us Tuesday evenings from July 9 through August 13 for a six-week series featuring our most popular and new STEM activities.

  • July 9: NEW! Create a Living Mini-Garden
  • July 16: NEW! Build a Solar All-Terrain Vehicle
  • July 23: NEW! Kitchen Science Experiment
  • July 30: Build and Race a Flywheel Cruiser
  • August 6: Build a Doodling Robot
  • August 13: NEW! Make Glow-in-the-Dark Thinking Putty

You can sign up for one Tuesday or multiple, based on your summer plans. Register today to claim your spot.

National S’mores Day Celebration on Saturday, August 10
Come into Girl Scout Central for S’mores cupcakes, SWAPS, and nut-free trail mix, which you will take home in a tent-shaped tin. There’s a $10 activity fee for kids. Register today to claim your spot.

Girl Scouts of the USA Open House
Are you a new Girl Scout or considering joining? Come to Girl Scout Central on Thursday, August 15, or Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for the GSUSA Open House! This is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn more about Girl Scouts’ history and receive a FREE Historical Experience patch
  • Meet and make SWAPS with other Girl Scouts
  • Practice the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Family Promise
  • Receive a FREE copy of The Girl Scout Family Connection and learn more about this new national family resource

This is a FREE event. Register today to claim your spot.

Donate a Blue Hat to #HatNotHate – Deadline Extended to September 1
Good News! Lion Brand has extended the hat collection deadline to September 1. Girl Scout Central is still collecting blue hats and selling hat kits for the #HatNotHate campaign. Lion Brand Yarn launched this antibullying campaign in 2018 to increase awareness of the impact of bullying. Let’s help Lion Brand reach its goal of collecting 25,000 blue hats. Learn more.


Volunteer at Girl Scout Central to Earn Volunteer Hours

Are you a Senior or Ambassador in need of volunteer hours? Earn them by assisting at Girl Scout Central activities. Girl Scout Central will provide you with a letter confirming the number of hours you completed and the services you performed. To sign up or for more information, email us. A Girl Scout Central staff member will follow up with you about the event details and next steps.


Host Your Bridging Ceremony at Girl Scout Central

Is your troop or Girl Scout bridging this year? GSUSA is now offering bridging ceremonies at Girl Scout Central. Download our flyer for packages and pricing information. Also, our Event Planner will help you create a memorable bridging ceremony.

Share your experience on social media using #girlscoutcentral

Plan your visit now!

Address          

420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10018  
Entrance on 37th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)

Store Hours 

Summer hours, beginning July 5, 2019:
Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

We will be closed on 8/11 and 9/2

Contact Us

By telephone at 212-852-5055 or via email