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11 May

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,

It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.

As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »
04 Dec

Digital Cookie: New York City Girl Scouts in the Press!

Earlier this week, the Girl Scouts of the USA announced that for the first time ever, girls will soon be able to sell cookies online.  Of course, girls will still be able to sell cookies via the tried-and-true traditional methods, but... Read more »
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 »
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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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 »
31 Mar

New York City's Girl Scouts Face Cookie-Selling Challenges Head-On (Wall Street Journal)

To read this article on the Wall Street Journal website, click HERE (registration/ subscription required).
New York City's Girl Scout Cookie Problem
Metro Money: Anne Kadet Examines the Hurdles to Sales Success for Local Scouts
New York is a rough town for entrepreneurs. The crazy logistics, the high cost of doing business, the cutthroat... Read more »
19 Mar

NYC’s top Girl Scout cookie seller reveals how she sold thousands of boxes (WPIX channel 11)

To view this clip on the WPIX website, click HERE.

It’s that time of the year again: Girl Scout cookie time!

Who could resist a chocolatey thin mint or that delicious toasted coconut on a Samoa?  Well 12-year-old Najah Lorde had a lot of customers who could not resist!

The Girl Scout from Troop 4287 in Queens sold over 2500 boxes, making her New York City’s top seller.  Najah stopped by to tell us just... Read more »
12 Mar

Queens Scout sells 2,833 boxes of cookies to become city's top seller

To read today's article in the New York Daily News, click HERE.

QUEENS SCOUT SELLS 2,833 BOXES OF COOKIES TO BECOME CITY'S TOP SELLER.

Najah Lorde, a 12-year-old from Springfield Gardens, managed to sell 1,722 more boxes than last year, beating her 11-year-old rival Olivia Cranshaw.

BY LISA L. COLANGELO / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

That's a lot of cookie dough!

Najah Lorde, of Queens, sold... Read more »