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.
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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 bioswales.
Local papers The Brooklyn Eagle and The Brooklyn Paper covered the event. The latter is reproduced below.
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Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages. The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative. To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com. You may also scroll down to read a transcript.
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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 ABUSE, STATUATORY RAPE, MODERN DAY SLAVERY, OR PROSTITUTION?
By Monique Tinglin
New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
To read this story on the Epoch Times website, click HERE.
TEEN GIRLS WITH IDEAS GET A TASTE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD
By Petr Svab
NEW YORK—A group of investors were sitting around tables in an august chamber of the Barnard Hall, Columbia University. “Is your product going to be easier to take off?” asked one of them. “It’s definitely something to look into,” responded... Read more »
To read this story on DNAinfo.com, click HERE.
GIRL SCOUTS LEARN VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING TO TACKLE MALE-DOMINATED FIELD
By Katie Honan
CORONA — A group of girls has spent the last weekhuddled around their laptops, designing people and structures for their own virtual 3D world.
But they're not just playing video games — they're getting a glimpse at future careers in a... Read more »
More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.
Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative. To view the... Read more »
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 »
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 their children. We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York applaud the crucial contributions of the men who help make Girl Scouting possible in NYC.
Increasingly over the past 100 years of Girl Scouting in New York, fathers... Read more »
On April 15th, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are still missing.
As Girl Scouts, we strive to make the world a better place. This tragic situation is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, women all over the world are still... Read more »