Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? As the only all-urban council in America, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York take pride in ensuring that the girls we serve across the five boroughs have opportunities to explore the natural world around them.
Today, June 1, is Global Running Day, and we're challenging our girls to get outside and get moving! Girls can do that through bringing friends together for a game of tag, playing soccer or basketball, jumping rope, or going for a jog around the park.
A team of Girl Scouts are taking this challenge to heart, and on June... Read more »
Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) commends the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative for its report and recommendations on investing in the future of young women and girls in New York City, released today. GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy Warrington issued the following statement. GSGNY served on the initiative’s education task force.
"As the largest girls-leadership development organization in the city, we recognize the importance of the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative and applaud the extensive series of well-thought-out recommendations, especially the one to grow the... Read more »
In the past several months, we began expanding our Girl Scouts of Greater New York Robotics program, and already it's achieving great success. This month, all three of our Girl Scout robotics teams, who competed in the NYC First Lego League Qualifier, are advancing to the city-wide championships in March!
As you may have seen in her State of the City Speech, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the City Council and philanthropic partners are committing $20 million over two years to young women and girls in New York City!
Barbara Murphy- Warrington, CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York issues the following statement in response to this address. GSGNY is a... Read more »
As the year draws to a close, we thank our girls, troop leaders, volunteers, parents, and supporters for the many ways in which you support us.
2015 has been an amazing year filled with many accomplishments:
We moved to our new Leadership Center on Wall Street, which allows us to better serve girls and better prepare our volunteers;
We built a new pool and aquatics center at Camp Kaufmann - we can't... Read more »
“Computer science is foundational to many fields, but not enough girls are choosing to study it….proven methods for encouraging girls to take interest [are] recruiting girls with their friends, inspiring with examples, fighting stereotypes, and [showing] how computer science can help in every field - from medicine to law to business.” -Code.org
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:
As I prepare to give thanks with my family tomorrow, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to have the opportunity to be here to support the 29,242 girls we serve across New York City, to work with over 7,500 dedicated and inspiring adult volunteers, and to have you in our Girl Scouts of Greater of New York family. I have much for which to be... Read more »
Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington delivered an inspiring message about the power of girls at our recent Women of Distinction Breakfast. You can view a video of her speech below, or scroll down to read the text of her address.