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28 Nov

#givingtuesday: November 29, 2016

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Dear Girl Scouts,

Thanks to your previous support, girls in virtually every zip code in New York City have had the opportunity to enjoy the premier leadership program for girls: Girl Scouts.

To celebrate #GivingTuesday we invite you to demonstrate your continued commitment to the girls of our city by giving the gift of Girl Scouting.  Click HERE to make your donation... Read more »
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 »
21 Nov

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Girl Scout Way!

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Have you heard the news? Girl Scouts of the USA will be featured with its very own float at this Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We received inquiries from volunteers and parents about girls participating in the parade.  GSUSA shared with us that per Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition, everyone participating in the parade is either an employee or associate of... Read more »
10 Nov

From Our CEO: The Light for Our Girls

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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 »
18 Oct

Congratulations to Janice Wang, our 2016-17 Future Woman of Distinction

janice-headshotEvery 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. She works daily to make the world a better... 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 »
27 Sep

Our New Patch Celebrating 100 Years of Girls Selling Cookies

img002Did you know that Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years? That’s a century of millions of girls learning about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. And of course, the great American tradition of Girl Scout Cookies.

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re thrilled to announce the winner of our latest “By Girls, For Girls” design challenge.... Read more »
14 Sep

Our "Breaking the Code" program is recognized by the White House

blondeOur new “Breaking the Code” program has been recognized by the White House!
We were invited to attend today’s White House summit on President Obama’s new “Computer Science for All” initiative.  This summit brings together educators and advocacy-based organizations to celebrate progress in expanding computer science education offerings.
Today’s summit will broadcast live today from 1pm-3pm at... Read more »