Blog

12 Mar

Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday!  The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 103 years ago today. Right here in New York City, we serve 29,034 girls from every zip code across the five boroughs.

Thanks to the commitment of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we give girls the tools they need to succeed. Girls work together to engineer their own machines in our robotics program, learn about e-commerce through the Digital... Read more »
23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,

It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.

As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »
25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York!

Dear Girl Scout Family and Supporters:

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am taking a moment to reflect on our Girl Scouts of Greater New York family. One of the many things for which I am grateful is your selfless and tireless generosity for the benefit of our New York City Girl Scout community.

From the inception of Girl Scouts over one hundred years ago, our founder, Juliette Gordon... Read more »
22 Oct

Congratulations to April Mintz, our 2014-2015 Future Woman of Distinction!

Every fall, in connection with our annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, we honor one outstanding New York City Girl Scout as our Future Woman of Distinction. The Future Woman of Distinction represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting through her participation in and commitment to community service, high academic achievement, and leadership skills. And she works daily to make the world a better... Read more »
26 Sep

Red Cross prepares Girl Scouts at a First Aid and Wellness Day (Red Cross of Greater NY blog)

To read this article on the Red Cross of Greater New York's blog, click HERE.

The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York partnered to prepare and empower young girls at a First Aid and Wellness Day hosted by the Greater NY Red Cross on Sept. 20.

“Helping the community prepare for emergencies is at the core of the Red Cross mission,” said Amanda Crabbe, Greater NY... Read more »
24 Sep

Time to Pony Up (Daily News)

Marieteresa Porchér Allen, an 11-year-old Girl Scout in the Bronx, began collecting hair donations in August as a project for her local Girl Scout troop.  She hopes to collect 100 ponytails by November 1.  For more on Marieteresa's project, find her on Facebook at Donate Hair with M Girl Scout for Children with Hair Loss.

To read the article on the Daily News... Read more »
25 Jul

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution? (Huffington Post)

Brooklyn Girl Scout Monique Tinglin received the 2014 National Young Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA.   To read her editorial on the Huffington Post, click HERE.

CHILD ABUSE, STATUATORY RAPE, MODERN DAY SLAVERY, OR PROSTITUTION?

By Monique Tinglin

New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
25 Jun

One of NYC's Own Named a National Woman of Distinction

Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level.  A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected.    We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among... Read more »
22 May

Bring Back Our Girls

On April 15th, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are still missing.

As Girl Scouts, we strive to make the world a better place. This tragic situation is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, women all over the world are still... Read more »
09 May

A Mother's Day Message from our CEO

Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.

It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... Read more »