04 Dec

Digital Cookie: New York City Girl Scouts in the Press!

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 »
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 »
06 Nov

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Raise $370K at Women of Distinction Breakfast (New York Nonprofit Press)

To read this article on the New York Nonprofit Press's website, click HERE

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) raised more than $370,000 at their annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, held on Oct. 29, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The breakfast—attended by more than 600 people—was co-chaired by GSGNY board members Barbara J. Cooperman and Sheri Wilson-Gray. The... 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 »
24 Sep

Time to Pony Up (Daily News)

Marieteresa Porchér Allen, an 11-year-old Girl Scout in the Bronx, began collecting hair donations in August as a project for her local Girl Scout troop.  She hopes to collect 100 ponytails by November 1.  For more on Marieteresa's project, find her on Facebook at Donate Hair with M Girl Scout for Children with Hair Loss.

To read the article on the Daily News... 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  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.


By Monique Tinglin

New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
25 Jul

Teen Girls With Ideas Get a Taste of the Business World (Epoch Times)

To read this story on the Epoch Times website, click HERE.


By Petr Svab

NEW YORK—A group of investors were sitting around tables in an august chamber of the Barnard Hall, Columbia University. “Is your product going to be easier to take off?” asked one of them. “It’s definitely something to look into,” responded... Read more »
08 Jul

Local Girl Scouts Learn How to Create Video Games (New York 1)

More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.

Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative.  To view the... 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 »