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21 Apr

Girl Scout Leader's Day: April 22, 2017

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On this Girl Scout Leaders Day -- and every day -- we are reminded of how precious the work is that our volunteers do in helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. We have the privilege of meeting and talking to our Girl Scouts from different parts of New York City, and they are very clear on how much they appreciate you!

When we think of you---our extraordinary volunteers, Margaret Mead’s... Read more »
02 Sep

Volunteer at the TCS New York City Marathon

NRR Photo 1Join us to volunteer at this fall's TCS New York City Marathon by giving water to over 50,000 runners. This opportunity is perfect for troops to engage in community service while helping to host the world’s biggest block party.

Sign up today: registration ends September 9th!

Children ages 11 and up must volunteer with their parent or adult guardian. Girls 16 and older can volunteer by... Read more »
22 Apr

National Girl Scout Leader's Day

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"Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
Author Unknown


On this National Girl Scout Leader's Day, we express our deepest gratitude to each of our 7,657 volunteers.

With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible women and men generously give their time to mentor and inspire New York City's girls. Our volunteers... Read more »
21 Oct

Be a GSGNY Family!

We all know that Girl Scouts are more successful when their family members join Girl Scouting, and everyone goes on the journey together!

We’d like to invite your family to show your support and commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by registering as an adult member of the Girl Scout movement.  If you register, your Girl Scout will... Read more »
12 Aug

2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide is Now Available

Welcome to another year of scouting that we know will be quite exciting. Our volunteers are essential to the work we all do in carrying out the Girl Scout mission.

We are pleased to share with you the Council’s 2015-2016 Troop Resource Guide.  Click HERE to download a copy.  Thanks to our 8,058 adult volunteers, girls in New York City are able to enjoy the premier leadership development... Read more »
19 Jun

Celebrating Dads and Male Role Models on Father's Day

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

Sunday is Father's Day ­- a day when we celebrate fatherhood and male parenting; honor fathers; and recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.

I am often asked why, as a father of two boys, I am involved with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.
The answer is simple: You... Read more »
18 Sep

Girl Scouts aim to rout Gowanus pollution (The Brooklyn Paper)

On September 14, over 40 Girl Scouts gathered at the Gowanus Canal to help make that part of the world a better place by making a compost system, mulching, picking up litter, and making bioswales.

Local papers The Brooklyn Eagle and The Brooklyn Paper covered the event.  The latter is reproduced below.

GIRL SCOUTS AIM TO... Read more »
13 Jun

A Father's Day Message from Our CEO


Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day, a national holiday honoring the 70 million men in America who play pivotal roles in the lives of their children.  We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York applaud the crucial contributions of the men who help make Girl Scouting possible in NYC.

Increasingly over the past 100 years of Girl Scouting in New York, fathers... Read more »
21 Apr

In Honor of Our 9,000+ Volunteers

In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, which was celebrated yesterday on April 20,  let us share with you one quote that simply expresses what our  volunteers, many of whom are troop leaders, accomplish throughout the year:

“A good leader is someone who works with others to make things happen.”
-- Anne, age 17, Girl Scout... Read more »
15 Nov

On National Philanthropy Day, we thank you for making a difference!

"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 »