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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

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"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.