07 May

Happy Mother's Day!

mothers-day-16This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we celebrate the women in our lives who encourage girls to pursue their dreams and help them grow in courage, confidence, and character. They are:

Mothers, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, and other family members who guide our girls in their day-to-day lives;
Troop leaders and volunteers who help girls in their Girl Scout journeys; and
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10 Nov

2015 Woman of Distinction: Sarah E. Cogan

Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.



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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 »
01 Oct

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.

The video coincides with the launch of the new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the... Read more »
10 May

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 them to reach their full potential.


Over the past 100 years, mothers have played a pivotal role in building Girl Scouting into the... Read more »