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


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

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 »
02 Sep

Volunteer at the TCS New York City Marathon

NRR Photo 1Join us to volunteer at this fall's TCS New York City Marathon by giving water to over 50,000 runners. This opportunity is perfect for troops to engage in community service while helping to host the world’s biggest block party.

Sign up today: registration ends September 9th!

Children ages 11 and up must volunteer with their parent or adult guardian. Girls 16 and older can volunteer by... Read more »
01 Sep

Summer Learning with GSGNY

While our troops may break for the summer, GSGNY doesn't go on vacation! That's because we know how important it is to keep girls of all ages engaged and progressing until school is back in session.
See below for a few of the ways we promoted summer learning this year, including our brand-new Urban Day Camp, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, and the new Breaking the Code program!

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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 »
22 Apr

National Girl Scout Leader's Day

"Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
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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 »