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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 »
12 Aug

2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide is Now Available

Welcome to another year of scouting that we know will be quite exciting. Our volunteers are essential to the work we all do in carrying out the Girl Scout mission.

We are pleased to share with you the Council’s 2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide.  Click HERE to download a copy.  Thanks to our 8,058 adult volunteers, girls in New York City are able to enjoy the premier leadership development... Read more »
10 Aug

National S'Mores Day and Camp Kaufmann

Today, August 10, 2015, is National S’Mores Day!

Did you know that the first-known recorded version of a “S’Mores” recipe can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927? S’Mores are a perfect campfire treat – and the perfect place to enjoy S’Mores is at our very own Camp Kaufmann.

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is the ONLY all-urban council in the... 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 »
01 Jul

Independence Day 2015 Office Hours

In observance of Independence Day, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 3pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015, and will re-open at 9am on Monday, July 6, 2015.

In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can reach a member of our staff.

We wish all of our friends a happy, safe 4th of July!  Happy birthday, America! Read more »
01 Jul

New Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges

The world is a better place when girls get to make choices: recently, Girl Scouts across America voted to select a new badge topics and designs.  We’re happy to unveil the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges!
                             
For Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer
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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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08 May

Happy Mother's Day from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we honor and give thanks to the amazing women who have guided us; given us love, attention, and advice; and shaped us into the people we have become.

I have been fortunate to have had some incredibly strong women in my life - women who have made me the person I am today. Every day, I am aware that I stand on the shoulders of... Read more »
07 May

Davia B. Temin, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winnner

Wrapping our series of posts celebrating our 2015 Gala honorees, here's Davia B. Temin, President of CEO of Temin and Company speaking about the need for compassion and kindness in today's society.

Scroll down to read a transcript of Davia's speech.




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06 May

Amy Brooks, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

Continuing our series of highlighting outstanding female role models, today we focus on Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Team Marketing & Business Operations at the National Basketball Association, who speaks about how the Girl Scouts provides girls with a foundation of real-world skills, including in technology.

Scroll down for a complete transcript of her speech.
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