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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 »
26 Sep

Red Cross prepares Girl Scouts at a First Aid and Wellness Day (Red Cross of Greater NY blog)

To read this article on the Red Cross of Greater New York's blog, click HERE.

The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York partnered to prepare and empower young girls at a First Aid and Wellness Day hosted by the Greater NY Red Cross on Sept. 20.

“Helping the community prepare for emergencies is at the core of the Red Cross mission,” said Amanda Crabbe, Greater NY... 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 »
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.

GIRL SCOUTS AIM TO... 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 nydailynews.com.  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.

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 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.

TEEN GIRLS WITH IDEAS GET A TASTE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

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 »
14 Jul

Girl Scouts Learn Video Game Programming to Tackle Male-Dominated Field (DNAinfo)

To read this story on DNAinfo.com,  click HERE.

GIRL SCOUTS LEARN VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING TO TACKLE MALE-DOMINATED FIELD

By Katie Honan

CORONA — A group of girls has spent the last weekhuddled around their laptops, designing people and structures for their own virtual 3D world.

But they're not just playing video games — they're getting a glimpse at future careers in a... 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 »
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 »