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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 »
24 Sep

#AnythingIsPossible Celebration: October 3, 2015

Come to the #AnythingIsPossible celebration on Saturday, October 3, 2015!

In advance of the International Day of the Girl, adults and girls ages 5 and up are invited to join the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Ellevate Network, and other sponsors for a fun, informative afternoon all about investing in girls and women.

New York City Girl Scouts will lead discussions with... Read more »
06 Jul

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is a 4-star charity!

We’re proud to announce that the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has received the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.   Only about 25% of all non-profit organizations receive this honor, so we're in good company!

To receive the 4-star rating, an non-profit must be transparent and ethical in how it shares basic financial... Read more »
11 May

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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