11 Oct

From our CEO: Looking toward the future


Dear Girl Scouts,

Today, October 11, 2016, is the 5th Annual International Day of the Girl.   Established through a United Nations resolution, on this day we focus attention on the need to address the challenges girls face, and to promote girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

Our vision at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is to be the premier leadership... Read more »
07 Oct

From our CEO: Celebrating our 2015-2016 accomplishments

Dear Girl Scout Friends and Family:
October 1, 2016 marked the official start of another year of Girl Scouting here in New York City.   As we look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the coming year, we'd like to pause and reflect on our many accomplishments in 2015-2016:

We served nearly 28,000 girls across all five boroughs in New York City with the help of over 8,200 adult... Read more »
24 Jul

Talking about Leadership (106.7 Lite FM)

On Sunday, July 24, our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, and Gold Awardee Calista Lee, chatted with 106.7 Lite FM WLTW's Nina Del Rio about the Girl Scouts of Greater New York's advocacy efforts aimed toward giving girls leadership opportunities

To listen to the full interview, click below.

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01 Jun

June is Great Outdoors Month!

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 »
16 May

Statement from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York on the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative Report & Recommendations

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 »
22 Feb

Congratulations to Our Robotics Teams!

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

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!

On top of... Read more »
12 Feb

NYC City Council is committing $20 million to young women and girls in NYC

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 »
04 Feb

Thinking about the Promise and the Gold Award

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

As I thought about the year ahead, I was reminded of the Girl Scout Promise.

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Our Girl Scouts of all ages carry out this Promise in ways large and small all across the city, and the height of girls' efforts to fulfill the promise can be... Read more »
23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

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 »
08 Dec

Message from our CEO: girls and computer science

“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.”
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On the... Read more »