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Future Woman of Distinction

Each year, Girl Scouts of Greater New York recognizes one Ambassador Girl Scout who embodies courage, confidence, and character, as the Future Woman of Distinction. Through her commitment to community service, high academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership skills, she has distinguished herself as an exceptional role model for her sister Girl Scouts. We are proud to announce the 2021 Future Woman of Distinction: Madison Garrett.   

Madison has been dedicated to Girl Scouting since she first recited "On my Honor" over ten years ago. From mentoring younger girls in her troop in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to earning her Girl Scout Gold Award by raising awareness of the rising suicide rate of African American adolescents, Madison has emerged as a leader in her community and a true agent of change.   

Learn more about Madison Garrett in this interview conducted by New York Times Assistant Editor and author of Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World, Nikita Stewart.  

The proceeds from the Future Woman of Distinction celebration will fund the growing demand for our programming, so thousands of Girl Scouts in NYC can follow in Madison’s footsteps.

Thank you to our supporters!

About Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Since 1913, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has served more than five million girls in New York City, preparing them to lead with courage, confidence, and character, and make the world a better place. Today, we serve tens of thousands of girls ages 5 to 18 in every zip code of New York City’s five boroughs. 70% of the girls we serve come from low-to-moderate income homes; their participation is heavily subsidized by the Council.

All of the proceeds from our annual Women of Distinction Event directly benefit the leadership programs for New York City Girl Scouts.