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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.” -Code.org
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On the... Read more »
25 Nov

Thanksgiving Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

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 »
05 Nov

The Power of Girls: Barbara Murphy-Warrington



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.

I want to thank everyone for... Read more »
09 Oct

The Girl's Got Power!

Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On Sunday, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl.  This year's theme is Power of the Girl.

As I look around our Council at girls in every corner of the city and of every age, I marvel at the power of our girls.

On Thursday, seven of our Girl Scouts attended a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to launch the Council's... Read more »
02 Oct

Girl Scouts, Malala, and the New York Times

A letter to the editor from our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, was published in The New York Times this morning in response to an article that appeared earlier this week about Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai.



To the Editor:

Malala Yousafzai is one of our best weapons and hopes for education and economic independence for girls, but not just for the reasons outlined in... Read more »