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01 Oct

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.

The video coincides with the launch of the new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the... 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 »
26 Nov

Asha Wills’ 2012 Future Woman of Distinction Acceptance Speech

Congratulations to Asha Wills, this year’s Future Woman of Distinction! Read below what Asha had to say at the event.

 



Asha Alexandria Wills, Ambassador Girl Scout and Future Woman of Distinction, Troop 2203

It is with much humility that I accept the 2012 Future Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl... Read more »
20 Nov

Girl Scouts on WNBC News 4 New York

Girl Scouts on WNBC News 4
On Monday night, three members of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York appeared on WNBC News 4 New York. The three - Janae Headly of Troop 2018 in Brooklyn, Rachel Malken of Troop 4121 in Queens, and Lucretia Edwards of Troop 2043 in Brooklyn - are among the 25 girls whom will take part in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

All the... Read more »
15 Nov

Hurricane Sandy Relief

By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Dear Girl Scout family,

 

As Girl Scouts, we make the unshakeable promise to help people at all times. We encourage compassion and teach girls that they can be leaders in making the world a better place. This is our Law and our Promise.

So many of you responded quickly to aid us in the aftermath of Hurricane... Read more »
14 Nov

Message to Troops Wishing to Donate to Other Troops

Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Dear Girl Scout Family and Friends,

In the last two weeks, we have received an enormous outpouring of support from Girl Scout Troops and individuals throughout the country. In addition to donating supplies to relief efforts, many troops would like to send personal gifts of blankets, toys, letters, and other items to sister... Read more »
26 Oct

Make a Difference in Celebration of Juliette Low’s Birthday

By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

 

Over the next few days, we have great reason to celebrate and to take action. October 27th marks Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering; October 31st is the celebration of our founder Juliette Low’s birthday.

It is fitting that Make A Difference Day occurs within a few days of... Read more »
25 May

New York Law Journal Profiles a Girl Scout Volunteer


Girl Scout LeaderThe New York Law Journal reports that Mary Beth Hogan, a full-time litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton, formed a Girl Scout troop for students at her daughter's school in fall 2010 and has helped lead the troop since.


She and the troop's other co-leader coordinate activities for 13 girls in third through fifth grades at the Manhattan elementary school. They meet every other... Read more »