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18 Jul

Leadership transition at GSGNY

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,
As a valued member of our Girl Scout family, we wanted to share that our CEO of 6+ years, Barbara Murphy-Warrington (above, at right), will be stepping down at the end of July to relocate out of the New York City area. She will be succeeded by one of our own, Meridith Maskara (above, at left), our current Chief Operating Officer, and a longtime GSGNY volunteer and troop leader.
Under... Read more »
12 Jul

De Blasio administration invests more than $1 Million to expand Troop 6000

 

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DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION INVESTS MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO EXPAND GIRL SCOUT TROOP 6000

The Department of Homeless Services, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC form public-private partnership to expand Troop 6000 to reach 500 girls and women in the program’s first year

NEW YORK— The de Blasio Administration today announced an investment of more than... Read more »
16 Jun

Happy Father's Day!

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On Father's Day, we at Girl Scouts of Greater New York thank all of the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other men who make Girl Scouting possible.
Whether that means commuting to and from meetings, supervising cookie sales, hosting workplace visits, or serving on our Board of Directors, we are grateful for all the men who have joined us in helping to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who... Read more »
09 Jun

Letters from Camp

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As the only all-urban Council in America, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York feel very strongly that being outside and learning about nature is essential to girls' development.

That's why we're so happy to receive notes from Troop Leaders and Girl Scouts alike about the fun they have at Camp Kaufmann, like the one we below that we received this past week:



Dear Ms. Gadapee:

On behalf of the... Read more »
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 »
17 Apr

NYTimes: "Living By the Girl Scout Law, Even Without a Home"

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We believe that regardless of where they live, all New York City girls deserve the leadership opportunities that Girl Scouting can provide.
Here is a story recently published by the New York Times about our newest initiative – bringing Girl Scouting to girls in the NYC Shelter System.
For more information about this new program, click HERE. To support this initiative, click HERE. Read more »
13 Mar

Snow Day: March 14, 2017

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Due to inclement weather, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center at 40 Wall Street will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. We plan to re-open on Wednesday, March 15 at 8:30am.

In case of emergency, you may call our hotline at 212-206-2467.

Thank you! 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 »