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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 »
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... Read more »
11 Oct

On the International Day of the Girl, We Honor Our Own Girl Scout, Pearl Nkosi

Our 2013 Future Woman of Distinction, Pearl NkosiWe are happy to announce that Lesego Pearl Nkosi will be recognized as this year's Future Woman of Distinction (FWOD). It is appropriate that we make this announcement on the 2nd Annual International Day of the Girl which is being celebrated today, October 11, 2013.  The day was dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 in order to raise... Read more »
03 Oct

Girls and Women in STEM


Dear Girl Scout Family,

 

There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.  Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
01 Oct

First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts in a Video Message to Volunteers

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In a new video that was released nationwide today by Girl Scouts of the USA, First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers.

The video coincides with the launch of the new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »