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 »
As I prepare to give thanks with my family tomorrow, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to have the opportunity to be here to support the 29,242 girls we serve across New York City, to work with over 7,500 dedicated and inspiring adult volunteers, and to have you in our Girl Scouts of Greater of New York family. I have much for which to be... Read more »
Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level. A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected. We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among... Read more »
This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.
It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... Read more »
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
On behalf of the nearly 28,000 girls we serve, thank you for helping us make a difference! Today, on National Philanthropy Day, we celebrate you: our members, volunteers, and supporters of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. It's... Read more »
We are happy to announce that Lesego Pearl Nkosi will be recognized as this year's Future Woman of Distinction (FWOD). It is appropriate that we make this announcement on the 2nd Annual International Day of the Girl which is being celebrated today, October 11, 2013. The day was dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 in order to raise... Read more »
On February 22nd, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world will be celebrating World Thinking Day.
Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 as a day of friendship and advocacy for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. World Thinking Day is an opportunity for you to: