Blog

27 Mar

Celebrate Women's History Month!

Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
28 Feb

How I Learned to Succeed

By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member

 

I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.

 

In 2001 I started working for Vault.com as a... Read more »
15 Feb

World Thinking Day 2013



 

On February 22nd, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world will be celebrating World Thinking Day.

 

Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 as a day of friendship and advocacy for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. World Thinking Day is an opportunity for you to:

 

learn about life for your... Read more »
29 Jan

Failure Is A Good Thing When You Learn From It

By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member


As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »
16 Jan

January 17th is Thank Your Mentor Day



January 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to encourage volunteers to become mentors for young people and to honor those who already are mentors.

As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2013, Thank Your Mentor Day will be celebrated on January 17. On that day, Americans thank and honor those individuals who encouraged... Read more »
02 Jan

Courage, Confidence, Character ... And Community Service



 

 

By Maribeth Dono, Junior Leader of Troop 2700 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

During Hurricane Sandy and in the days we were stuck at home immediately following, I was communicating with a bunch of friends on Facebook to keep from going stir-crazy. We wanted to do something to help, but every volunteering opportunity was for... Read more »
20 Dec

My Participation in the Girl Scouts’ National Ad Campaign: An Amazing Experience






 

By Regan Sims, Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 3054

When I joined the Girl Scouts of Greater New York seven years ago I knew I was going to have a great time with my fellow Girl Scouts; what I didn’t expect back then was that my participation in this wonderful organization would open up such fantastic opportunities to me. The most recent opportunity was my... Read more »
18 Dec

Girls’ World Forum 2012



Earlier this year, girls from 79 countries and 89 U.S. councils met at the Girls’ World Forum 2012 in Chicago to address the world's most urgent challenges. Girls discussed systems to help end poverty and hunger, ways to empower women, and issues surrounding environmental sustainability. One of these young leaders, Julia Lu, shares her amazing experience with... Read more »
20 Nov

Girl Scouts on WNBC News 4 New York

Girl Scouts on WNBC News 4
On Monday night, three members of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York appeared on WNBC News 4 New York. The three - Janae Headly of Troop 2018 in Brooklyn, Rachel Malken of Troop 4121 in Queens, and Lucretia Edwards of Troop 2043 in Brooklyn - are among the 25 girls whom will take part in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

All the... Read more »
14 Nov

Message to Troops Wishing to Donate to Other Troops

Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Dear Girl Scout Family and Friends,

In the last two weeks, we have received an enormous outpouring of support from Girl Scout Troops and individuals throughout the country. In addition to donating supplies to relief efforts, many troops would like to send personal gifts of blankets, toys, letters, and other items to sister... Read more »