10 May

Mother's Day: Celebrating Women Who Make a Difference


A message from Rose M. Littlejohn, Board President, and Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO


This Sunday is Mother's Day in the USA, a celebration of women who play a critical and central role in supporting and nurturing girls and enabling them to reach their full potential.


Over the past 100 years, mothers have played a pivotal role in building Girl Scouting into the successful movement it is today. They are helping to make Girl Scouting possible (and we do recognize and give due credit to the growing number of fathers who are joining the Girl Scouts).


Mothers make up a large percentage of our more than 9,000 volunteers who lead our troops, and make certain that the 26,500 New York City Girl Scouts from every corner of the city can participate in our programs, build leadership skills, improve their communities, and develop the courage, confidence and character that will enable them to become tomorrow's leaders. Most importantly, they are role models who instill in our girls the values that define Girl Scouting. They teach their Girl Scouts about the importance of hard work, the value of an education, the strength of leadership, and the power of community…they have been doing this in New York City for the past 100 years.


This Mother's Day, we celebrate a century of women who inspired their daughters, their Girl Scouts, to make the world a better place.


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