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 »
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 »
Did you know that Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years? That’s a century of millions of girls learning about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. And of course, the great American tradition of Girl Scout Cookies.
In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re thrilled to announce the winner of our latest “By Girls, For Girls” design challenge.... Read more »
Our new “Breaking the Code” program has been recognized by the White House!
We were invited to attend today’s White House summit on President Obama’s new “Computer Science for All” initiative. This summit brings together educators and advocacy-based organizations to celebrate progress in expanding computer science education offerings.
Today’s summit will broadcast live today from 1pm-3pm at... Read more »
Join us to volunteer at this fall's TCS New York City Marathon by giving water to over 50,000 runners. This opportunity is perfect for troops to engage in community service while helping to host the world’s biggest block party.
Sign up today: registration ends September 9th!
Children ages 11 and up must volunteer with their parent or adult guardian. Girls 16 and older can volunteer by... Read more »
While our troops may break for the summer, GSGNY doesn't go on vacation! That's because we know how important it is to keep girls of all ages engaged and progressing until school is back in session.
See below for a few of the ways we promoted summer learning this year, including our brand-new Urban Day Camp, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, and the new Breaking the Code program!
Urban Day... Read more »
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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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 »
"Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
On this National Girl Scout Leader's Day, we express our deepest gratitude to each of our 7,657 volunteers.
With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible women and men generously give their time to mentor and inspire New York City's girls. Our volunteers... Read more »
Computer Science Education Week is coming December 7-13, and so is Hour of Code!
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is: we're on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code." - Code.org
Girl Scouts of... Read more »