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’s DIY Cookie Costume and Banner Event
Is your troop ready for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season? On Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Girl Scout Central is hosting two DIY no-sew projects—cookie costumes and cookie booth banners—that’ll make your troop’s cookie booth stand out. You can sign up for one or both projects for only $20 each. Register today to claim your spot.
GSUSA 2019 World Thinking Day
Girl Scouts of the USA will be hosting World Thinking Day activities on Wednesday, February 20, through Friday, February 22. There will be Daisy/Brownie/Junior sessions each day and a Cadette/Senior/Ambassador session on Friday, February 22. For more information, visit the grade-specific event pages. Register today to claim your spot.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Girl Scout Cookie season is here! Cookie entrepreneurs will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at Girl Scout Central on Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Join us at Girl Scout Central or find a Girl Scout Cookie sale on the Find Cookies! tool.
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 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
|Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.–7:00
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
By telephone at 212-852-5055 or via email
Closed for Private Event
- Tuesday, 1/22, 2019: Closing at 3 p.m.