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23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

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 »
25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York!

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 »
22 Oct

Congratulations to April Mintz, our 2014-2015 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 »
26 Sep

Red Cross prepares Girl Scouts at a First Aid and Wellness Day (Red Cross of Greater NY blog)

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 »
29 Jul

Girl Scouts Get in the Business Game (NY Daily News: Video)

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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25 Jul

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution? (Huffington Post)

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 »
22 May

Bring Back Our Girls

On April 15th, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are still missing.

As Girl Scouts, we strive to make the world a better place. This tragic situation is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, women all over the world are still... Read more »
09 May

A Mother's Day Message from our CEO

Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.

It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... Read more »
02 Dec

VIDEO: GSLI Prepares Today's Girls to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

Since its launch earlier this year, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute of New York City (GSLI-NYC) is already transforming the lives of dozens of young women by providing them with opportunities to develop the skills that will help them become tomorrow’s business innovators.

Recently Helene Lerner, the founder of  Workingwomen.com, one of the world’s leading websites for career women,... Read more »
15 Nov

On National Philanthropy Day, we thank you for making a difference!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

On behalf of the nearly 28,000 girls we serve, thank you for helping us make a difference!  Today, on National Philanthropy Day, we celebrate you: our members, volunteers, and supporters of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.  It's... Read more »