January 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to encourage volunteers to become mentors for young people and to honor those who already are mentors.
As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2013, Thank Your Mentor Day will be celebrated on January 17. On that day, Americans thank and honor those individuals who encouraged... Read more »
By Maribeth Dono, Junior Leader of Troop 2700 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
During Hurricane Sandy and in the days we were stuck at home immediately following, I was communicating with a bunch of friends on Facebook to keep from going stir-crazy. We wanted to do something to help, but every volunteering opportunity was for... Read more »
Earlier this year, girls from 79 countries and 89 U.S. councils met at the Girls’ World Forum 2012 in Chicago to address the world's most urgent challenges. Girls discussed systems to help end poverty and hunger, ways to empower women, and issues surrounding environmental sustainability. One of these young leaders, Julia Lu, shares her amazing experience with... Read more »
Congratulations to Asha Wills, this year’s Future Woman of Distinction! Read below what Asha had to say at the event.
Asha Alexandria Wills, Ambassador Girl Scout and Future Woman of Distinction, Troop 2203
It is with much humility that I accept the 2012 Future Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl... Read more »
On Monday night, three members of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York appeared on WNBC News 4 New York. The three - Janae Headly of Troop 2018 in Brooklyn, Rachel Malken of Troop 4121 in Queens, and Lucretia Edwards of Troop 2043 in Brooklyn - are among the 25 girls whom will take part in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.
All the... Read more »
Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Dear Girl Scout Family and Friends,
In the last two weeks, we have received an enormous outpouring of support from Girl Scout Troops and individuals throughout the country. In addition to donating supplies to relief efforts, many troops would like to send personal gifts of blankets, toys, letters, and other items to sister... Read more »
By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Over the next few days, we have great reason to celebrate and to take action. October 27th marks Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering; October 31st is the celebration of our founder Juliette Low’s birthday.
It is fitting that Make A Difference Day occurs within a few days of... Read more »