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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.

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18 Sep

Girl Scouts aim to rout Gowanus pollution (The Brooklyn Paper)

On September 14, over 40 Girl Scouts gathered at the Gowanus Canal to help make that part of the world a better place by making a compost system, mulching, picking up litter, and making bioswales.

Local papers The Brooklyn Eagle and The Brooklyn Paper covered the event.  The latter is reproduced below.

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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 »
25 Jun

One of NYC's Own Named a National Woman of Distinction

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 »
13 Jun

A Father's Day Message from Our CEO


Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day, a national holiday honoring the 70 million men in America who play pivotal roles in the lives of their children.  We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York applaud the crucial contributions of the men who help make Girl Scouting possible in NYC.

Increasingly over the past 100 years of Girl Scouting in New York, fathers... 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 »
18 Mar

Girl Scouts of Greater New York on Leadership and Empowerment (NBC News Channel 4)

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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12 Mar

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!

March 12th is the birthday of Girl Scouts nationally.  It marks the date, more than 100 years ago, when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.
We've come a long way since then.  Girl Scouts is the world's largest organization dedicated to creating girl leaders, with 3.2 million active members and an estimated 59 million... Read more »
07 Mar

Recognizing International Women's Day: March 8, 2014

On March 8, 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York will join with the world to celebrate International Women's Day.  First recognized by the United Nations 39 years ago, International Women's Day - with its 2014 theme, Inspiring Change - recognizes women's advances as well as the tremendous work still to be done to improve women's lives throughout the world.

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