The Brooklyn Program Committee in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library is hosting an exhibit to celebrate a century of Girl Scouting in NYC! We need your Girl Scout artwork, uniforms, crafts, photos, swaps, books, and memorabilia!
Artwork can be submitted in the following mediums:
Photos (no larger than 3x5)
Oil/watercolor/crayon/marker/tempera paintings on canvas (no larger than 8x11)
Sculpture (The mediums of stone or materials similar cannot be used. Acceptable materials are clay, paperclips, paiper mache, and natural fibers such as yarn, string, and cloth)
Other forms of submission:
And while we in New York will pay homage this year to our first full century of advocacy for girls, the Girl Scouts of the USA, our parent organization, has already celebrated its centennial last year, declaring 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”
For over 100 years, The Girl Scouts of the USA has strived, day after day, to develop girls to their fullest potential, willing to accept a purpose beyond themselves and to be able to take on responsibility for their families, their communities, and their world.
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Girl Scouts, 3 days ago
OUR GOLD AWARDEES 2014/2015 Here are six more Gold Awardees who made the world a better place with their community service projects, and who will receive their awards on May 4th: *Hailey from troop 4121 in Queens collected and donated journals to children in hospitals to further their creative self-expression. *Christina from troop 2873 in Brooklyn organized a blood drive. *Ashleigh of troop 2018 in Brooklyn collected and donated blankets & warm socks for the elderly. *Catheryn from troop 4253 in Queens tutored children in 3rd, 5th, and 9th grade. *Brittany from troop 5215 in Staten Island collected winter items for those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes. *O'chael from troop 2969 in Brooklyn collected formal attires and accessories for children and teens in Haiti, for an end-of-year celebration
Girl Scouts, 3 days ago
Clearly, Troop 2115 was quite busy during their Corporate Cookie Sale!
Girl Scouts, 3 days ago
OUR GOLD AWARDEES 2014/2015 Our fourth set of six NY Girl Scouts who will receive their Gold Awards this year for making the world a better place: *Maggie from troop 20306 in Staten Island collected prom dresses for girls who otherwise couldn't afford them *Jaida from troop 2656 in Brooklyn created a magazine with a positive message for young girls of color that promotes self confidence and a positive body image. *Erin from troop 4082 in Queens taught and encouraged girls to take part in various STEM activities *Tyler from troop 2530 in Brooklyn made hats and cards for senior citizens at two homes *Imani from troop 1575 in the Bronx developed and implemented games for elementary students *Shannon from troop 4107 in Queens collected donations, cooked food, & distributed it to the needy at night
Girl Scouts, 4 days ago
Manhattan Girl Scout Troop 3229 LOVES booth sales and is finding out just how many people were Girl Scouts - and want to continue to support them! The troop started at a Chelsea store and sold out in minutes; they also went to the teashop across the street and the staff sent customers over. During a sale at a bagel shop, the girls got help from a very energetic manager who volunteered to wear the Samoa costume, brought out his karaoke machine, and sang in the street to help their sale! Thinking "outside the box", the scouts then went to a tatoo parlor who not only let them set up a booth in front of their gorgeous storefront but posted the sale on its social media, which brought customers from as far as Brooklyn to stock up on Girl Scout Cookies after getting their tattoos. The troop's next sale will be at PS 41, joining forces with their sister scouts from troop 3324. These scouts are smart cookies! Harmons=Skyler, Angelina, Alexis, Julia Baz Bagels=Mathew, Mathew, Samantha, Skyler, Marieteresa Love Hate Social Club=Eddie Ospina, Rodrigo Canteras, Xola, Skyler, Alexis
Standing O is at it again!, 4 days ago
Girl Scouts in Troop 2717 got high fives from the Brooklyn Daily for creating blankets that they donated to a non-profit that provides blankets to neonatal centers, cancer patients, homeless shelters, and the Red Cross. http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2015/17/all-standingo-side-2015-04-24-bd.html Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. brooklyndaily.com
Girl Scouts, 5 days ago
On this Girl Scout Leaders’ Appreciation Day, we thank our 8,058 adult volunteers who help us serve 29,034 girls across the five boroughs of New York City. Thank you for helping us build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts, 5 days ago
OUR GOLD AWARDEES 2014/2015 We are presenting our next set of six NY Girl Scouts whose Gold Award projects have made the world a better place: * Michelle from troop 4107 in Queens ran a jeans drive for homeless people. * Jasmine from troop 6148 in the Bronx collected and donated pillow cases to terminally ill children. * Dina from troop 4420 in Queens educated kids about healthy eating and obesity. * Alexis from troop 2320 in Brooklyn created recycling devices for dog owners to clean up after their pets in parks. *Georgia from troop 5364 in Staten Island created holiday gift bags for local soup kitchens. *Hannah from troop 4772 in Queens developed & directed an Arts & Leadership program for children with special needs.
Girl Scouts, 6 days ago
OUR GOLD AWARDEES 2014/2015 Our second set of six NY Girl Scouts who will receive their Gold Awards this year, for making the world a better place: * Shannon from troop 4742 in Queens taught about the negative impacts of cyber bullying. * Bria from troop 1575 in the Bronx held art workshops to encourage fine arts. * Stephanie from troop 2036 in Brooklyn collected board games for the developmentally disabled and held game nights in group homes. * Nathalie from troop 4082 in Queens advocated to keep a family-oriented riding club open. * Emily from troop 5073 in Staten Island served over 200 hours addressing unsafe driving due to texting through workshops, flyers, and pledges. * Jessica from troop 4772 in Queens held theme-based workshops that helped children build their self-esteem.
Girl Scouts, 6 days ago
This weekend, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador girls from Staten Island learned about careers in the Coast Guard and met with powerful, inspiring women during Coast Guard Day at Ft. Wadsworth. "It was a wonderful, informative day!"
Girl Scouts, 9 days ago
OUR GOLD AWARDEES 2014/2015 The Gold Award is bestowed upon experienced senior Girl Scouts who have completed at least 80 hours of community service. This year, the Gold Award will be bestowed upon 97 awardees. In the next few days, we will present them here with their projects in groups of 5 or 6, in no particular order, as examples of the spirit and drive of our girls and to highlight their dedication to making the world a better place: *Deanna from troop 4382 in Staten Island created and taught an arts curriculum for a class of autistic children. *Gianna from troop 4288 in Queens collected pencils to schools in Pennsylvania and South Africa. *Angelica from troop 4288 in Queens taught children how to eat healthier and to exercise through interactive activities. *Kendra from troop 4705 in Queens worked to create a dialogue and to overcome divisiveness within her community. *Lyanna from troop 2679 in Brooklyn ran a coat drive for a women’s and children's shelter. *Adjoa from troop 2696 in Brooklyn collected children’s books and send them to a tech center in Wli, Ghana.
Barbara Murphy-Warrington, GSGNY CEO, at Women of Distinction Breakfast
Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington speaks at the organization's 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
April Mintz, GSGNY 2014 Future Woman of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York honors Girl Scout April Mintz of Staten Island as its 2014 Future Woman of Distinction at its 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
Amy Hall, GSGNY 2014 Woman of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York honors Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at EILEEN FISHER, Inc., at its 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
Elisabeth DeMarse, GSGNY 2014 Woman of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York honors Elisabeth DeMarse, President, Chairman, and CEO of TheStreet, Inc., at its 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
Beth Bovis, GSGNY 2014 Woman of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York honors Beth Bovis, Partner at A.T. Kearney, at its 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
Catherine Walsh: GSGNY 2014 Woman of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York honors Catherine Walsh. Chief Communications Officer of Coty Inc., at its 22nd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 29, 2014.
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York thanks our Volunteers
On behalf of the 27,926 NYC girls served in 2013-2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York salutes our 9,087 adult volunteers who make everything possible. Thank you!
"Grow, Retain, and Deepen"
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York steps into its Second Century of serving the girls of NYC. Over the next 5 to 7 years, the organization plans to increase capacity to better serve even more girls. Programs are offered in Business & Entrepreneurship, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), Environmental Leadership, and Personal Identity Leadership.
"Dollars and Sense" with Linda Descano
NYC Girl Scouts learn about business, financial literacy, and career options by visiting the trading floor at Citi in a special presentation from Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head of Content and Social, North America Marketing at Citi, and President and CEO of Women & Co.