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.
Girl Scout Central Chemistry Week Activity
Chemistry Week is October 20 to October 26. This public awareness campaign promotes the value of chemistry in everyday life. Join us on Thursday, October 24 at Girl Scout Central to build a tabletop volcano, using the Kitchen Science Kit (yours to take home). There’s a $20 activity fee. Register today to claim your spot!
Antibullying Workshop and MEAN GIRLS Matinee
Join us on Sunday, October 27, for an exclusive Girl Scout event with #HatNotHate campaign founder Shira Blumenthal and MEAN GIRLS on Broadway cast members. During this event, Girl Scouts will participate in an antibullying workshop, have brunch at Girl Scout Central, and see a matinee performance of MEAN GIRLS. Everyone will receive a #HatNotHate tote with supplies to make a blue hat . Tickets are $95 per person. Space is limited. Purchase tickets today.
Girl Scout Founder’s Birthday Celebration
Join us on Saturday, November 2 for a special presentation by Yevgeniya Gribov, GSUSA’s cultural assets collection specialist. You will participate in hands-on examination of archival items, including a sculpture made by Juliette Gordon Low, make JGL SWAPS, and enjoy birthday cupcakes. There’s a $5 activity fee. Register today to claim your spot.
Plus, from October 25–November 3, you will save 20 percent on Juliette Gordon Low-themed gifts, accessories, and collectibles. Offer valid only at Girl Scout Central. No minimum purchase or promotion code required.
Donate Toys at Girl Scout Central for Children in Need
Girl Scouts of the USA will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children up to 17 years old for Volunteers of America-Greater New York’s Toys for the Holidays annual gift drive. Donation bins will be available at Girl Scout Central between November 11 and December 2. Your gifts will 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.
Plus, from November 8 – December 2, save 20 percent on one item of your choice when you donate to the Toys for the Holidays drive. Offer valid only at Girl Scout Central. No minimum purchase or promotion code required.
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!
420 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York, 10018
New store hours, beginning September 1, 2019:
Monday – Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, September 24*
The store will be closing at 3:30 PM for a Private Event
By telephone at 212-852-5055 or via email