26 Oct

Experience of a Lifetime

By Asha Alexandria Wills, an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 2203

I recently had the unique opportunity to go on a press junket – which is an event where reporters interview stars from a new movie. After travelling to Los Angeles for six hours on Thursday morning, my mom and I arrived safely at our hotel. We hardly got a moment’s rest. Within an hour, we were travelling to the AMC... Read more »
26 Oct

Make a Difference in Celebration of Juliette Low’s Birthday

By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York


Over the next few days, we have great reason to celebrate and to take action. October 27th marks Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering; October 31st is the celebration of our founder Juliette Low’s birthday.

It is fitting that Make A Difference Day occurs within a few days of... Read more »
11 Oct

International Day of the Girl

By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

October 11, 2012 marks the first United Nations International Day of the Girl. The day is part of a larger global movement to recognize girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face. Girls around the world are still routinely stripped of educational opportunities, and disproportionally face violence, gender discrimination, and... Read more »
05 Oct

Will You Still Need Your Badges When You Grow Up? Understanding How Girl Scout Patches and Badges Define Success

By Monique Tinglin, Ambassador Girl Scout and Delegate for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Council

As the saying goes, eighty percent of success is showing up. The other twenty percent is what one does when one gets there! As Girl Scouts, we recognize this; that is why we have participation patches for showing up that we wear on the back of our vests and sashes. It is our badges that we really... Read more »