Apr 21

In Honor of Our 9,000+ Volunteers

In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, which was celebrated yesterday on April 20,  let us share with you one quote that simply expresses what our  volunteers, many of whom are troop leaders, accomplish throughout the... Read more »
Mar 12

Queens Scout sells 2,833 boxes of cookies to become city's top seller

To read today's article in the New York Daily News, click HERE.

Nov 15

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... Read more »
Oct 03

Girls and Women in STEM

Dear Girl Scout Family,


There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.  Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show... Read more »
Oct 01

First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts in a Video Message to Volunteers

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In a new video that was released nationwide today by Girl Scouts of the USA, First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers.... Read more »
Sep 26

Addressing the Gender Gap

Yesterday, another article appeared on the gender gap.  It raised more questions and more speculation about the number of women in the workforce - and why there are not more.  The Times writes:

"...women’s chances of making it to the top are also stuck. Only 17 percent of directors and 14 percent of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. All but 20 or so of their chief executives are... Read more »
Aug 26

Muriel Siebert, Trailblazer for Women's Rights in the Workplace, Dies at 80



By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

This weekend we lost a true trailblazer, the remarkable Muriel Siebert. When Ms. Siebert wanted something,... Read more »
Aug 06

Asha Wills, Future Woman of Distinction 2012, Speaks at FDU's Emerging Global Leaders Seminar


Last fall, we named Asha Wills from Troop 2203 in Brooklyn as our 2012 Future Woman of Distinction. A Girl Scout since 2000, Asha is an exemplary young woman who represents the values of courage, confidence, and character that we strive to instill in girls. Her Gold Award project, Aim -... Read more »
Jun 14

A Big Thanks to All Our Dads

A message from Rose M. Littlejohn, Board President, and Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO

This Sunday is Father’s Day in the USA, a celebration of the more than 70 million men in the US who play pivotal roles in the lives of their children -... Read more »
May 10

Mother's Day: Celebrating Women Who Make a Difference


A message from Rose M. Littlejohn, Board President, and Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO


This Sunday is Mother's Day in the USA, a celebration of women who play a critical and central role in supporting and nurturing girls and enabling... Read more »