On this Girl Scout Leaders Day -- and every day -- we are reminded of how precious the work is that our volunteers do in helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. We have the privilege of meeting and talking to our Girl Scouts from different parts of New York City, and they are very clear on how much they appreciate you!
When we think of you---our extraordinary volunteers, Margaret Mead’s... Read more »
This week, five of our Girl Scouts (pictured above) appeared before the New York City Council's Youth Services Committee to testify on the importance of providing leadership development opportunities to New York City's girls. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, long ago said, "Every time you show your courage, it grows." It was amazing to watch our girls' courage and... Read more »
Today we -- along with 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world -- celebrate World Thinking Day. It's a day created by and for the Girl Scouting movement, and there are lots of ways to celebrate, which you can find HERE.
This year's World Thinking Day theme is "grow." Here are a few ways that we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York focus on helping girls grow their... Read more »
Over the past 48 hours we have received numerous emails and calls from parents, leaders, and community members about the decision of the Girl Scout Council in Washington DC, Nation's Capital, to participate in inaugural events and also our decision not to participate as a council.
Please know that we are sharing all of your messages with GSUSA and the DC Council.
As you may have already heard, the Girl Scout Council in Washington DC, Nation's Capital, has decided to participate in the inaugural parade on Friday. I want to thank all of the leaders, parents and volunteers who have reached out to me and our staff to share your heartfelt views about this decision.
Each local Girl Scout council and individual troop is free to decide... Read more »
As members of the Girl Scout Family, we are all called to make the world a better place. And today, November 23, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office is closed so that our staff can participate in a Community Service Day and give back through local service projects.
Service and giving back are key components of Girl Scouting. At all... Read more »
Regardless of our party affiliations and political ideologies, Americans woke up yesterday morning to a divided nation. Whether we are happy, sad, or somewhere in between, it's clear that it is a new day for America.
As a result of this election, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York walked in to a very different office. Throughout the past two days, our girls have been... Read more »
Today, October 11, 2016, is the 5th Annual International Day of the Girl. Established through a United Nations resolution, on this day we focus attention on the need to address the challenges girls face, and to promote girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Our vision at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is to be the premier leadership... Read more »
Dear Girl Scout Friends and Family:
October 1, 2016 marked the official start of another year of Girl Scouting here in New York City. As we look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the coming year, we'd like to pause and reflect on our many accomplishments in 2015-2016:
We served nearly 28,000 girls across all five boroughs in New York City with the help of over 8,200 adult... Read more »