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Oct 22

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... Read more »
Sep 24

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... Read more »
Jul 25

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... Read more »
Jun 25

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... Read more »
Oct 01

First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts in a Video Message to Volunteers

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In a new video that was released nationwide today by Girl Scouts of the USA, First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers.... Read more »
Mar 27

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... Read more »
Feb 15

World Thinking Day 2013



 

On February 22nd, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world will be celebrating World Thinking Day.

 

Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day Read more »
Jan 16

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... Read more »
Jan 02

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... Read more »
Dec 18

Girls’ World Forum 2012



Earlier this year, girls from 79 countries and 89 U.S. councils met at the Girls’ World Forum 2012 in Chicago to address the world's most urgent challenges. Girls discussed systems to help end poverty and hunger,... Read more »