Your campsite has just survived an earthquake and you’ll need to use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to survive! During this action-packed day trip, Juniors will use their problem solving skills to build a shelter, design a wind powered crank to lift their lost food out of a ravine and engineer a filter to purify polluted water.
Who: Juniors, leaders, moms and dads are all welcome!
What to bring: A bagged lunch, warm clothes, closed-toed shoes and your sense of adventure!
To register, click HERE to download a flyer.
Girl Scouts, 1 day 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.
Girl Scouts, 2 days ago
#TBT In the early 90s, personal computers were still clunky and big - but the new technology was just as fascinating to girls then as the new ligthweight tablets and laptops are now!
Girl Scouts, 3 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 This year's top seller - our #1 for a second time in a row - is 13-year-old Najah from Springfield Gardens, who got to the top spot by selling 1,816 boxes this year! Najah's sales secret is planning what she is going to do well ahead of time and working really hard to do her best. She sells at church, at school, at her parents' jobs, and among her family. She had to work extra hard this year, as she is currently trying to decide where she'll go to high school, and was busy with prep classes, applications, tours, and interviews. What Najah likes about the cookie program is that it gives her an opportunity to work on her business skills, time management, and organizational skills. In fact, she likes it so much that she's decided she wants to be a businesswoman when she grows up! Congratulations, Najah. You did a fantastic job - we are so proud of you! Here are some links to the press Najah received: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens-girl-13-city-top-girl-scout-cookie-seller-article-1.2158956 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Meet-New-York-Citys-Top-Cookie-Selling-Girl-Scout/297310441 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/03/23/queens-teen-tops-nyc-girl-scouts-in-cookie-sales-for-2nd-straight-year/ http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/papers/2015/03/23/in-the-papers-3-23-15.html http://queenscourier.com/springfield-gardens-girl-scout-is-citys-top-cookie-seller-for-second-year/ http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2015/13/girlscout_tl_2015_03_27_q.html
Girl Scouts, 5 days ago
Our Corporate Cookie Connection at the Bank of America was a huge success: girls from troops 3280, 3287, 3197 and 3198 (here with Jeff Barker, NY Market President at BoA) sold 1,366 boxes of cookies - 198 alone for Operation Cookie!
Girl Scouts, 5 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 This year's top seller #2 is 10-year-old Danielle from Bedford Stuyvesant, who went from selling 70 boxes last year to an amazing 1,782 boxes this year! Shortly before sales season started, Danielle learned that she is legally blind; she decided to set a high goal this year to prove her disability would not be an impediment to success. Her sales strategy included a homemade video she shared with friends and family. What Danielle loves most about the Cookie Program is that she got to raise money for her troop and for Girl Scouts - and that it gave her a perfect opportunity to prove that nothing can hold her back!
Girl Scouts, 8 days ago
At our Corporate Cookie event on Tuesday, a brand-new troop from Crown Heights, Troop 2906, sold 444 boxes, plus an AMAZING 126 boxes for Operation Cookie! The Operation Cookie donations will be shared with service personnel, local veterans’ facilities, and other potential community-based organizations like City Harvest. The troop is working toward enough money so that their whole troop of 40 girls -- 98% of whom have never gone camping -- can visit Camp Kaufmann this summer. Good luck, girls, and congrats on a successful Corporate Cookie sale!
Girl Scouts, 8 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 We're down to the top three cookie sellers in New York City! Our top seller #3 this year is 8-year-old Maddie, who has some very sensible rules: try to sell a little bit every day; and be flexible with your goals (rather than overwhelm yourself with a too-high goal from the start). With this strategy, she managed to increase her sales from 1,403 boxes last year to 1,728 boxes this year. What Maddie loves most about the Cookie Program is that "cookies make people smile." - ICYMI, Maddie was featured in this great article in Town & Village: http://town-village.com/2015/04/02/st-girl-scout-is-top-seller-of-cookies-in-manhattan-second-year-in-a-row/
Girl Scouts, 9 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 Our #4 top cookie seller this year is Olivia from the Upper East Side, who just turned 13 - happy birthday, Olivia! Olivia sold 1,627 boxes of cookies this year - at school, in church, at her martial arts school, to neighbors, and going to as many offices as she was able to, including her parents', where she sold to her parents' coworkers by delivering a tried-and-true sales pitch. Asked what she likes most about the cookie program, Olivia says "While I love the incentives, I also like the sales process and then the recognition of doing a good job."
Girl Scouts, 10 days ago
Girl Scouts from troops 2853, 2854, 2855, and 2856 sold out completely at the Empire State Building yesterday!
Girl Scouts, 11 days ago
Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts from troops 4947 and 4224 in Queens are selling cookies at 1 New York Plaza during Corporate Cookie Connection! All sales will end today at 2PM or 3PM (check here which location is open how long: http://www.girlscoutsnyc.org/cookies/corporate-cookie-connection) - unless the girls run out of cookies earlier...
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.
"Class Act" with Dayle Haddon
Participants in the Career Exploration Program with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York learn about the importance of education and perseverance from Dayle Haddon, Founder of WomanOne.