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22 Nov

Giving Back on Thanksgiving

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

As members of the Girl Scout Family, we are all called to make the world a better place. And today, November 23, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office is closed so that our staff can participate in a Community Service Day and give back through local service projects.

Service and giving back are key components of Girl Scouting.  At all... Read more »
10 Nov

From Our CEO: The Light for Our Girls

flagDear Girl Scout Family and Friends:

Regardless of our party affiliations and political ideologies, Americans woke up yesterday morning to a divided nation. Whether we are happy, sad, or somewhere in between, it's clear that it is a new day for America.

As a result of this election, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York walked in to a very different office. Throughout the past two days, our girls have been... Read more »
31 Oct

From Our CEO: "Our Girls Will Be the Dawn of a New Light for Our Country"

As we celebrate Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday today, we reflect on how far Girl Scouts – and America – has come in the 103 years since our organization's founding.

We'd like to share with you remarks from our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, as presented at last week's Women of Distinction Breakfast.  Click below for video, or scroll down for the text.



Good morning everyone. Thank you, Hiba, for your kind introduction. I also want to... Read more »
11 Oct

From our CEO: Looking toward the future

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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

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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 »