25 Apr

What Girl Scout Scholars Taught Me

By Carolina Torres, Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts and GSGNY's “Future Woman of Distinction 2010”


For the past ten years, Girl Scouts of Greater New York has opened doors for me and offered me countless opportunities, each designed to empower girls and women like me. It is a place where I learned skills that will last me a lifetime, developed my independent... Read more »
17 Apr

How to Become A Game Changer

By Erie Brewster, Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 2046


To be honest, I never thought I would learn so much when I first walked into the “Be a Game Changer” seminar at BNY Mellon. Signing up for the seminar, I had only briefly glanced at the description, so I initially thought that it would merely be a two- to three-hour tour of the New York Stock Exchange. However, when I... Read more »
01 Apr

Life is Not a Checklist: What I Learned from Girl Scouts

By Yadira Noelle Harrison, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member



Thinking back to my 16-year-old self, I can only marvel at how sure I was of the life plans I had written in my journal hidden in my desk. How each step of my life, starting with my college selection, had been thought out in detail and researched thoroughly. How perfect my... Read more »
27 Mar

Celebrate Women's History Month!

Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
28 Feb

How I Learned to Succeed

By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member


I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.


In 2001 I started working for as a... Read more »
29 Jan

Failure Is A Good Thing When You Learn From It

By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member

As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »
16 Jan

January 17th is Thank Your Mentor Day

January 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to encourage volunteers to become mentors for young people and to honor those who already are mentors.

As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2013, Thank Your Mentor Day will be celebrated on January 17. On that day, Americans thank and honor those individuals who encouraged... Read more »
02 Jan

Courage, Confidence, Character ... And Community Service



By Maribeth Dono, Junior Leader of Troop 2700 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

During Hurricane Sandy and in the days we were stuck at home immediately following, I was communicating with a bunch of friends on Facebook to keep from going stir-crazy. We wanted to do something to help, but every volunteering opportunity was for... Read more »
12 Sep

The Best Girl Scout Experience of My Lifetime

By Lauren Tinglin

I have recently experienced the most enlightening journey since I joined Girl Scouts as a Daisy. My troop and I visited The House of Juliette Gordon Low for the second time. My first visit was when I was a Junior. Somehow, this recent trip to Savannah, Georgia for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting felt extra special. I learned so much about the origin of Girl Scouts and Juliette. Three... Read more »