Troop/Mom & Me Weekend Getaways are for girls ages 5-17 accompanied by their mother, an adult female chaperone, or their troop leader. All girls and women must be registered Girl Scout members.
The weekends include lodging and a wide range of activities led by experienced staff members. The various program tracks for each age level include activities such as archery, low-high ropes course, fishing, boating, swimming, arts and crafts, songs, outdoor cooking, visiting the frog pond and butterfly garden, and much more!
FOR: girls ages 5-17 and their mothers, adult female chaperones, or troop leaders
ALSO ON THESE DATES: June 6-8, June 13-15, June 20-22, June 27-29
For more information about Camp Kaufmann, click HERE.
The Annual Meeting Held at Baruch College, 5 hours ago
Girl Scouts, 18 hours ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 Katelyn Vecsi from Staten Island is our #6 top cookie seller this year. Katelyn is a member of our special needs troop 5312 and of collaborative troop 5227. She increased her cookie sales from 162 boxes last year to an amazing 1,200 boxes this year. Her sales secret: great networking. She sold not only among her family, but among all her friends and within the school community. Katelyn loves the Girl Scout Cookie Program because it allows for social interaction with her peers and adults, both by communicating verbally and with the use of a communication device. Katelyn's profits will go to helping her fellow troop members by buying more communication devices. Katelyn, we are so very proud of you!
Girl Scouts, 1 day ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 Our #7 top cookie seller this year is Helen from the East Village - happily posing on her cookie "throne" below. Helen and our # 3 seller are not only troop mates but classmates and went cookie selling together. They took turns and shared clients amicably - and the cooperation worked: Helen more than doubled her sales from 500 boxes last year to 1,127 boxes this year! Her sales secret: "I have a great sales pitch and always have a smile on my face when talking to my customers." Helen credits the cookie program with increasing her self-confidence and giving her the feeling that she can do "as much as an adult."
Girl Scouts, 5 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 We skipped 10-year-old Emily from Riverdale in the Bronx by mistake, our second #11 top cookie seller in New York City. Apologies, Emily! Emily sold 1,020 boxes this year, exactly twice the amount she sold last year, by covering all her bases. She walked up to houses in her neighborhood; asked her family to buy cookies; and sent very detailed emails to everyone she could think of, including her sisters' and parents' friends and family. Information included the kinds of cookies available; delivery times; cost; all about Operation Cookie; and her sales goal. It worked: she said "everyone was very generous with orders." What Emily likes most about the cookie program is delivering the cookies "because it makes me feel like I'm giving everyone the best gift ever!"
Girl Scouts, 6 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 Ella from the Upper East Side in Manhattan is our #8 top cookie seller this year, having sold 1,100 boxes this year, up from 772 boxes last year. The 9-year-olds' sales secret? "Walking up to everyone in my daddy's office while wearing my vest, and telling them my goal of 1,000 boxes!" The thing she liked most about this year's cookie sale was that she got to donate to charities of her choice - and the knowledge that "soldiers get lots of cookies!"
Girl Scouts, 7 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 11-year-old Jada from Co-op City in the Bronx is our #9 top cookie seller this year; using her excellent networking skills and her positive attitude she went from selling 611 boxes last year to selling 1,034 this year. Pretty impressive! The thing Jada likes most about participating in the Cookie Program is that it gets her to practice and use her communication skills.
Girl Scouts, 8 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 Our countdown continues, with 12-year-old Marieteresa from Riverdale. She is the #10 top cookie seller in New York City this year but won't share her sales secret - for a very good reason: "If I tell, it won't be a secret!" Then she relents: "I REALLY like to sell cookies..." Marieteresa's favorite thing about the program this year was selling enough cookies to go to camp, and the excitement of being part of the Digital Cookie pilot program.
Girl Scouts, 8 days ago
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior troops from Immanuel Lutheran School in Whitestone held a food drive on March 21st and were able to collect 2,000 pounds of food for City Harvest!
Girl Scouts, 13 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 How could we skip 8-year-old Shayla from Sunnyside, Queens, our #12 top cookie seller in New York City this year? Shayla says her sales strategy is to ask absolutely everyone if they'd like to buy cookies - and her motto is "never give up." The cookie program has taught her to be more assertive and expressive when she is meeting new people. Shayla is excited that she earned money for her Maspeth troop to enjoy some outdoor fun at Camp Kaufmann!
Girl Scouts, 14 days ago
TOP COOKIE SELLER #COUNTDOWN 2014/2015 What made 11-year-old Althea Collier from Harlem our # 11 top cookie seller this year? How is this answer for sophistication and insightful sales tactics: "I wear my uniform every time. I sell near a women's college where I know there will be a lot of former Girl Scouts. I can count on them to notice me and gather around my table. Then other people see the crowd and that helps get everyone's attention." Wow. No wonder she doubled her sales from last year, going from 510 boxes to 1,020 boxes this year! Althea says she likes the Cookie Program because it teaches her good business and management skills. And from what we see, it does indeed!
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.