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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 since 1926 as a day of friendship and advocacy for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. World Thinking Day is an opportunity for you to:
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 »