Historical Experience: Now, visitors can enjoy the Girl Scout Central Historical Experience, which includes:
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.
- 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.
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.
Donate Toys at Girl Scout Central for
Children in Need
Girl Scouts of the USA will be working with Toys for the Holidays to collect new, unwrapped gifts for children up to 17 years old. To participate, simply stop by Girl Scout Central any time between November 10 and December 3 to drop off your donations during store hours. Toys for the Holidays is Volunteers of America-Greater New York’s annual gift drive for children in need. Your gifts brighten the holidays for children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters and group homes for at-risk youth. Learn more about the Toys for the Holidays gift drive.
Girl Scout Cookie Sale at Girl Scout Central
On Monday, November 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Girl Scouts will be selling cookies for one day only at Girl Scout Central. This Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, show your support for the next generation of entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies. Your purchase supports the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.
Black Friday Festivities at Girl Scout Central
On Friday, November 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., warm up at Girl Scout Central with Girl Scout Cookies and a delicious hot cocoa topped off with marshmallows, chocolate drizzle, and whipped cream for only $5 per person. Plus, the first 100 customers will receive a FREE gift with their purchase of $40 or more. Register today to claim your spot.
Girl Scout Central’s STEM Weekend
On Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Girl Scout Central is hosting two STEM activities during which you can make slime and code your initials on a bracelet. Each activity has a $5 fee. At check-in, attendees will receive a coupon good for $10 off a purchase of $40 or more. Register today to claim your spot.
Workshop/Book Signing with Meridith Rojas
Join us Sunday, December 16, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., for a 90-minute workshop, including a book signing, with Girl Scout alum Meridith Rojas! Meridith is the author of Selfie Made and the CEO of DigiTour Media, the largest producer of live events featuring social media talent. During the workshops, Meridith will offer tips for using the internet safely, creatively, and entrepreneurially to create an online brand. All kids in attendance will receive an autographed copy of Selfie Made and a FREE Social Media Savvy patch. Register today to claim your spot.
Host an Event at Girl Scout Central
To host an event at Girl Scout Central or for larger group visits, please contact us via email with the following information:
- Contact Name and Phone Number
- Desired Event Date and Time
- Number of Attendees
- Event Description
Our Event Coordinator will reach out to you to discuss the details of your event.
Share your experience on social media using #girlscoutcentral
Plan your visit now!
420 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York, 10018
By telephone at 212-852-5055 or via email
Hours for Thanksgiving Week
- Wednesday, November 21: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 22: CLOSED
- Friday, November 23: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 24: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 25: 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.