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14 May

Happy Mother's Day

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Dear Girl Scouts,

On Mother's Day, we honor the women who raised us, helped us learn right from wrong, and guided us on our paths to adulthood.

It's appropriate, then, that today, we pay tribute to to the mothers -- and aunts, grandmothers, sisters, other family members, as well as our devoted volunteers -- who help us build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make... Read more »
21 Apr

Girl Scout Leader's Day: April 22, 2017

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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 »
08 Mar

International Women's Day

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,

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 »
22 Feb

World Thinking Day 2017

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Dear Girl Scouts,

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 »
20 Jan

Talking to your girls about other girls' decision to march - today and tomorrow

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Dear Girl Scouts,

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.

Among other things, we... Read more »
18 Jan

A message from our CEO

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Supporters,

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 »
22 Nov

Giving Back on Thanksgiving

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

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 »
10 Nov

From Our CEO: The Light for Our Girls

flagDear Girl Scout Family and Friends:

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 »
31 Oct

From Our CEO: "Our Girls Will Be the Dawn of a New Light for Our Country"

As we celebrate Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday today, we reflect on how far Girl Scouts – and America – has come in the 103 years since our organization's founding.

We'd like to share with you remarks from our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, as presented at last week's Women of Distinction Breakfast.  Click below for video, or scroll down for the text.



Good morning everyone. Thank you, Hiba, for your kind introduction. I also want to... Read more »
11 Oct

From our CEO: Looking toward the future

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Dear Girl Scouts,

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 »