Blog

Aug 12

2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide is Now Available

Welcome to another year of scouting that we know will be quite exciting. Our volunteers are essential to the work we all do in carrying out the Girl Scout mission.

We are pleased to share with you the Council’s 2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide.  Click Read more »
Jun 19

Celebrating Dads and Male Role Models on Father's Day

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

Sunday is Father's Day ­- a day when we celebrate fatherhood and male parenting; honor fathers; and recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.

I am often asked why, as a father of two boys, I am involved with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.
The... Read more »
Sep 18

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... Read more »
Jun 13

A Father's Day Message from Our CEO


Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day, a national holiday honoring the 70 million men in America who play pivotal roles in the lives of... Read more »
Apr 21

In Honor of Our 9,000+ Volunteers

In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, which was celebrated yesterday on April 20,  let us share with you one quote that simply expresses what our  volunteers, many of whom are troop leaders, accomplish throughout the... Read more »
Nov 15

On National Philanthropy Day, we thank you for making a difference!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

On behalf of the nearly 28,000 girls we serve, thank you for helping us make a difference!  Today, on National Philanthropy... Read more »
Oct 25

We did it, again! Thank you!

Dear Girl Scout Friends:

On September 30,2013 we closed out the books on another successful Girl Scouting year and on our 100th anniversary celebration.  Once again we have good news to report: last fiscal year we saw our 8th consecutive year of growth in... 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 »
Jan 29

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... 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 »