25 Oct

We did it, again! Thank you!

Dear Girl Scout Friends:

On September 30,2013 we closed out the books on another successful Girl Scouting year and on our 100th anniversary celebration.  Once again we have good news to report: last fiscal year we saw our 8th consecutive year of growth in the number of girls served by Girl Scouting in NYC, and we continued to increase our program offerings to meet the needs and the interest of today’s girls.

Overall, 27,926 girls participated in various Girl Scouts of Greater New York programs, including our new Girl Scout Leadership Institute and our new STEM pilot with the New York Academy of Science.

The growth is a result of our efforts to stay relevant and provide girls of all ages and across all zip codes with the kind of programming they want and the types of experiences we know they’ll need to become tomorrow’s leaders.  It also is due to the efforts of our nearly 9,100 caring adult volunteers and the generosity of our many friends in the community, like you.  Thank you.

This year, we’re planning on doing more.  We already have a waiting-list of girls eager to join a Girl Scout Troop, and we are implementing a targeted volunteer recruitment campaign to address this need.

After much research and consideration, we’ve created four new focal areas that will permeate all programs, for all girls, at all levels. These four areas are: Business and Entrepreneurship; STEM; Environmental Leadership; and Personal Identity Leadership.

We’re very optimistic about our future.  The continued demand for Girl Scouting in New York City tells us that there is great interest in our program--- both among girls and parents.  And we are committed to respond to this interest with the very best that we can offer.

In November, we will be sending you our fall newsletter, which is filled with highlights about our recently wrapped-up 100th anniversary year, and our plans as we step into the Second Century of Girl Scouting in New York City.  Thank you for your support of, and continued interest in, the girls we serve and the work we do.

Yours in Girl Scouting,
Barbara Murphy-Warrington
Chief Executive Officer

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