By Yadira Noelle Harrison, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member
Thinking back to my 16-year-old self, I can only marvel at how sure I was of the life plans I had written in my journal hidden in my desk. How each step of my life, starting with my college selection, had been thought out in detail and researched thoroughly. How perfect my... Read more »
Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member
I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.
In 2001 I started working for Vault.com as a... 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:
learn about life for your... Read more »
By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member
As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »
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 »
By Regan Sims, Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 3054
When I joined the Girl Scouts of Greater New York seven years ago I knew I was going to have a great time with my fellow Girl Scouts; what I didn’t expect back then was that my participation in this wonderful organization would open up such fantastic opportunities to me. The most recent opportunity was my... 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 »
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 »