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27 Sep

Our New Patch Celebrating 100 Years of Girls Selling Cookies

img002Did you know that Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years? That’s a century of millions of girls learning about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. And of course, the great American tradition of Girl Scout Cookies.

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re thrilled to announce the winner of our latest “By Girls, For Girls” design challenge.... Read more »
14 Sep

Our "Breaking the Code" program is recognized by the White House

blondeOur new “Breaking the Code” program has been recognized by the White House!
We were invited to attend today’s White House summit on President Obama’s new “Computer Science for All” initiative.  This summit brings together educators and advocacy-based organizations to celebrate progress in expanding computer science education offerings.
Today’s summit will broadcast live today from 1pm-3pm at... Read more »
02 Sep

Volunteer at the TCS New York City Marathon

NRR Photo 1Join us to volunteer at this fall's TCS New York City Marathon by giving water to over 50,000 runners. This opportunity is perfect for troops to engage in community service while helping to host the world’s biggest block party.

Sign up today: registration ends September 9th!

Children ages 11 and up must volunteer with their parent or adult guardian. Girls 16 and older can volunteer by... Read more »
01 Sep

Summer Learning with GSGNY

While our troops may break for the summer, GSGNY doesn't go on vacation! That's because we know how important it is to keep girls of all ages engaged and progressing until school is back in session.
See below for a few of the ways we promoted summer learning this year, including our brand-new Urban Day Camp, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, and the new Breaking the Code program!

collage-UDCUrban Day... Read more »
12 Aug

Fall 2016 Events at Camp Kaufmann

leavesSummer may be wrapping up in the next few weeks, but Camp Kaufmann will soon be up-and-running for the fall season!  We've got a number of events coming up this fall, geared toward girls of all ages.

For more information, contact Nelly Nickerson at 212.645.4000 x214, or click on the below links for more information, and to register today!

September 16-18, 2016: Quest for Cookie Hall (for Brownies, Juniors,... Read more »
10 Aug

Meet the New S'mores Cookie!

smores cookieDid you hear the news? Girl Scouts has added a tasty new treat to the cookie lineup!  Meet the new S'Mores cookie, announced this week in connection with National S'mores Day on August 10.

(There are actually two new S'mores cookies – NYC girls will be selling a sandwich-style variety beginning this December.)

Girl Scouts and s'mores go together like...... Read more »
24 Jul

Talking about Leadership (106.7 Lite FM)



On Sunday, July 24, our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, and Gold Awardee Calista Lee, chatted with 106.7 Lite FM WLTW's Nina Del Rio about the Girl Scouts of Greater New York's advocacy efforts aimed toward giving girls leadership opportunities

To listen to the full interview, click below.

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21 Jul

Calling All Artists: 100 Years of Girls Selling Cookies

by-girls-for-girls-patchDid you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of girls selling cookies?  This is cause for celebration -- and our latest "By Girls, For Girls" activity!

We’re looking for a great “By Girls, For Girls” patch/t-shirt design for this momentous occasion!  Any currently registered NYC Girl Scout can submit a design.  Artwork should focus on 100 years of Girl... Read more »
01 Jun

June is Great Outdoors Month!

Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? As the only all-urban council in America, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York take pride in ensuring that the girls we serve across the five boroughs have opportunities to explore the natural world around them.

Today, June 1, is Global Running Day, and we're challenging our girls to get outside and get moving! Girls can do that through bringing friends together for a game of tag, playing soccer or basketball, jumping rope, or going for a jog around the park.

A team of Girl Scouts are taking this challenge to heart, and on June... Read more »
16 May

Statement from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York on the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative Report & Recommendations

Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) commends the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative for its report and recommendations on investing in the future of young women and girls in New York City, released today. GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy Warrington issued the following statement. GSGNY served on the initiative’s education task force.

"As the largest girls-leadership development organization in the city, we recognize the importance of the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative and applaud the extensive series of well-thought-out recommendations, especially the one to grow the... Read more »