Happy birthday! The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 103 years ago today. Right here in New York City, we serve 29,034 girls from every zip code across the five boroughs.
Thanks to the commitment of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we give girls the tools they need to succeed. Girls work together to engineer their own machines in our robotics program, learn about e-commerce through the Digital... Read more »
Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,
It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.
As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »
Earlier this week, the Girl Scouts of the USA announced that for the first time ever, girls will soon be able to sell cookies online. Of course, girls will still be able to sell cookies via the tried-and-true traditional methods, but... Read more »
Dear Girl Scout Family and Supporters:
On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am taking a moment to reflect on our Girl Scouts of Greater New York family. One of the many things for which I am grateful is your selfless and tireless generosity for the benefit of our New York City Girl Scout community.
From the inception of Girl Scouts over one hundred years ago, our founder, Juliette Gordon... Read more »
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 »
To read this article on the Red Cross of Greater New York's blog, click HERE.
The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York partnered to prepare and empower young girls at a First Aid and Wellness Day hosted by the Greater NY Red Cross on Sept. 20.
“Helping the community prepare for emergencies is at the core of the Red Cross mission,” said Amanda Crabbe, Greater NY... Read more »
Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages. The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative. To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com. You may also scroll down to read a transcript.
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Brooklyn Girl Scout Monique Tinglin received the 2014 National Young Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. To read her editorial on the Huffington Post, click HERE.
CHILD ABUSE, STATUATORY RAPE, MODERN DAY SLAVERY, OR PROSTITUTION?
By Monique Tinglin
New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level. A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected. We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among... Read more »
To view this clip on NBC News Channel 4's website, click HERE.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and Future Woman of Distinction Pearl Nkosi discuss how the Girl Scouts work to empower young women.
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