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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 »
07 Oct

From our CEO: Celebrating our 2015-2016 accomplishments

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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 »
24 Jul

Talking about Leadership (106.7 Lite FM)



On Sunday, July 24, our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, and Gold Awardee Calista Lee, chatted with 106.7 Lite FM WLTW's Nina Del Rio about the Girl Scouts of Greater New York's advocacy efforts aimed toward giving girls leadership opportunities

To listen to the full interview, click below.

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01 Jun

June is Great Outdoors Month!

Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? As the only all-urban council in America, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York take pride in ensuring that the girls we serve across the five boroughs have opportunities to explore the natural world around them.

Today, June 1, is Global Running Day, and we're challenging our girls to get outside and get moving! Girls can do that through bringing friends together for a game of tag, playing soccer or basketball, jumping rope, or going for a jog around the park.

A team of Girl Scouts are taking this challenge to heart, and on June... Read more »