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04 Feb

Thinking about the Promise and the Gold Award

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

As I thought about the year ahead, I was reminded of the Girl Scout Promise.

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Our Girl Scouts of all ages carry out this Promise in ways large and small all across the city, and the height of girls' efforts to fulfill the promise can be... Read more »
23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

As the year draws to a close, we thank our girls, troop leaders, volunteers, parents, and supporters for the many ways in which you support us.

2015 has been an amazing year filled with many accomplishments:

We moved to our new Leadership Center on Wall Street, which allows us to better serve girls and better prepare our volunteers;
We built a new pool and aquatics center at Camp Kaufmann - we can't... Read more »
16 Dec

GSGNY 2015-2016 Holiday Office Hours

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York offices will close at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015, and will re-open Monday, January 4, 2016.

For information about making a contribution before December 31st, please click HERE.

For Digital Cookie questions, click HERE.

In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can reach a member of our staff.

We wish all of our friends a happy,... Read more »
08 Dec

Message from our CEO: girls and computer science

“Computer science is foundational to many fields, but not enough girls are choosing to study it….proven methods for encouraging girls to take interest [are] recruiting girls with their friends, inspiring with examples, fighting stereotypes, and [showing] how computer science can help in every field - from medicine to law to business.” -Code.org
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On the... Read more »
27 Nov

Hour of Code 2015

Computer Science Education Week is coming December 7-13, and so is Hour of Code!
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is: we're on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code." - Code.org


Girl Scouts of... Read more »
25 Nov

Thanksgiving Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

As I prepare to give thanks with my family tomorrow, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to have the opportunity to be here to support the 29,242 girls we serve across New York City, to work with over 7,500 dedicated and inspiring adult volunteers, and to have you in our Girl Scouts of Greater of New York family. I have much for which to be... Read more »
23 Nov

Thanksgiving 2015 Office Hours

To give our staff an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday November 25, and will re-open at 8:30am on Monday, November 30.

In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can... Read more »
11 Nov

Advancing Women of Distinction Honoree Avon Products, Inc.

At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.

Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:

67% of Avon’s board... Read more »
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.