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20 Jan

Talking to your girls about other girls' decision to march - today and tomorrow

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Dear Girl Scouts,

Over the past 48 hours we have received numerous emails and calls from parents, leaders, and community members about the decision of the Girl Scout Council in Washington DC, Nation's Capital, to participate in inaugural events and also our decision not to participate as a council.

Please know that we are sharing all of your messages with GSUSA and the DC Council.

Among other things, we... Read more »
18 Jan

A message from our CEO

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Supporters,

As you may have already heard, the Girl Scout Council in Washington DC, Nation's Capital, has decided to participate in the inaugural parade on Friday. I want to thank all of the leaders, parents and volunteers who have reached out to me and our staff to share your heartfelt views about this decision.

Each local Girl Scout council and individual troop is free to decide... Read more »
13 Jan

Family Partnership Patch Contest: Vote Today

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The submissions are in, and we made the tough decision of narrowing them down. We're excited to announce the three finalists for this year's Family Partnership Patch Design Contest!

Be sure to cast your vote by January 31st! The winning design will be transformed into a patch, and distributed to everyone who donates to the Family Partnership Campaign at the $25 level or... Read more »
21 Dec

Happy holidays from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York!

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The Girl Scouts of Greater New York thank you for an amazing 2016.  Thanks to your support:

We served 27,866 girls in NYC with the help of 8,224 adult volunteers.


We launched two brand-new signature programs: Urban Day Camp and Breaking the Code.


Over 5,000 campers explored the outdoors at Camp Kaufmann, where we christened our new pool & aquatics center.


Through the Girl... Read more »
21 Dec

GSGNY office holiday hours

holiday-hoursHappy holidays!  In celebration, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 5:30pm on Friday, December 23, 2016.  We will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Our Philanthropy office will remain open through Friday, December 30th. For information on making a gift before December 31st, please call 212.645.4000 x247 or visit... Read more »
15 Dec

Elmhurst Girl Scout has big goals for the centennial cookie selling season (Queens Courier)

madison-hernandezTo read this story on Queens.com, click HERE.

By Emily Davenport
edavenport@qns.com
Thursday, December 15, 2016



 

Girl Scouts across the borough are getting excited as the Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) kicks off the new cookie selling season.

This cookie selling season is especially important because 2017 marks one hundred years of selling Girl Scout... Read more »
28 Nov

#givingtuesday: November 29, 2016

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Dear Girl Scouts,

Thanks to your previous support, girls in virtually every zip code in New York City have had the opportunity to enjoy the premier leadership program for girls: Girl Scouts.

To celebrate #GivingTuesday we invite you to demonstrate your continued commitment to the girls of our city by giving the gift of Girl Scouting.  Click HERE to make your donation... Read more »
22 Nov

Giving Back on Thanksgiving

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Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

As members of the Girl Scout Family, we are all called to make the world a better place. And today, November 23, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office is closed so that our staff can participate in a Community Service Day and give back through local service projects.

Service and giving back are key components of Girl Scouting.  At all... Read more »
21 Nov

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Girl Scout Way!

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Have you heard the news? Girl Scouts of the USA will be featured with its very own float at this Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We received inquiries from volunteers and parents about girls participating in the parade.  GSUSA shared with us that per Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition, everyone participating in the parade is either an employee or associate of... Read more »
19 Nov

Thanksgiving week office hours

Please note that in observance of Thanksgiving, our office will close at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 22.  Our staff will be participating in a Community Service Day on Wednesday the 23rd, and will be celebrating with our families on Thursday and Friday.

We will re-open at 8:30am on Monday, November 28.

In case of emergency, please call our answering service at 212.206.2467.

On behalf of all of us at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, we wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Read more »