About Us

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The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City’s largest
girls-only youth and leadership development organization 

Nearly 28,000 girls representing almost every zip code participate in our programs - learning to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place. And over 9,000 volunteers help them along their journey.

We offer a wide range of Girl Scout activities in public and private schools, public housing, and community-based organizations. And through our programs, we offer many pathways to help girls grow into leaders.

Girls and volunteers can choose their level of involvement – from a one-time opportunity to an ongoing participation in a troop.

We’re successful because our greatest strength is listening to girls and responding to their needs, such as offering activities focused on developing a strong sense of self; through our STEM, business and entrepreneurship, environmental leadership, and personal leadership identity development portfolios, offering programs such as the Cookie Program, Girl Scouts Forever Green, and Leadership Training.

Last year marked Girl Scouts of the USA's 100th anniversary, and they declared it the Year of the Girl. They developed the ToGetHerThere.org campaign to encourage all adults, corporations, and government officials to help girls fulfill their leadership potential - because when girls succeed, so does society.

So, if you have a 5- to 17-year-old girl, now is the time for her to join our premier leadership organization. Join.