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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 »
22 Apr

National Girl Scout Leader's Day

volunteer-day
"Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
Author Unknown


On this National Girl Scout Leader's Day, we express our deepest gratitude to each of our 7,657 volunteers.

With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible women and men generously give their time to mentor and inspire New York City's girls. Our volunteers... Read more »
27 Nov

Hour of Code 2015

Computer Science Education Week is coming December 7-13, and so is Hour of Code!
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is: we're on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code." - Code.org


Girl Scouts of... 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 »
11 Nov

Advancing Women of Distinction Honoree Avon Products, Inc.

At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.

Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:

67% of Avon’s board... Read more »
10 Nov

2015 Woman of Distinction: Sarah E. Cogan

Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.

 

 

 

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

Dimple Belani is our 2015-2016 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 »
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 »