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05 Nov

The Power of Girls: Barbara Murphy-Warrington



Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington delivered an inspiring message about the power of girls at our recent Women of Distinction Breakfast.  You can view a video of her speech below, or scroll down to read the text of her address.

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 »
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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