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08 Jul

Local Girl Scouts Learn How to Create Video Games (New York 1)

More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.

Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative.  To view the... Read more »
25 Jun

One of NYC's Own Named a National Woman of Distinction

Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level.  A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected.    We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among... 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 »
22 May

Bring Back Our Girls

On April 15th, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are still missing.

As Girl Scouts, we strive to make the world a better place. This tragic situation is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, women all over the world are still... Read more »
09 May

A Mother's Day Message from our CEO

Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.

It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... 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 »
31 Mar

New York City's Girl Scouts Face Cookie-Selling Challenges Head-On (Wall Street Journal)

To read this article on the Wall Street Journal website, click HERE (registration/ subscription required).
New York City's Girl Scout Cookie Problem
Metro Money: Anne Kadet Examines the Hurdles to Sales Success for Local Scouts
New York is a rough town for entrepreneurs. The crazy logistics, the high cost of doing business, the cutthroat... Read more »
19 Mar

NYC’s top Girl Scout cookie seller reveals how she sold thousands of boxes (WPIX channel 11)

To view this clip on the WPIX website, click HERE.

It’s that time of the year again: Girl Scout cookie time!

Who could resist a chocolatey thin mint or that delicious toasted coconut on a Samoa?  Well 12-year-old Najah Lorde had a lot of customers who could not resist!

The Girl Scout from Troop 4287 in Queens sold over 2500 boxes, making her New York City’s top seller.  Najah stopped by to tell us just... Read more »
18 Mar

Girl Scouts of Greater New York on Leadership and Empowerment (NBC News Channel 4)

To view this clip on NBC News Channel 4's website, click HERE.

In celebration of Women's History Month, Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and Future Woman of Distinction Pearl Nkosi discuss how the Girl Scouts work to empower young women.

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14 Mar

Meet NYC's Top Girl Scout Cookie Sellers (ABC News)



To read  today's story on ABCNews.com, click HERE.

MEET NYC'S TOP GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SELLERS

By Stefanie Tuder

Top cookie seller is a coveted title and one New York City’s Girl Scouts battle for year after year. Two Scouts in particular, Najah Lorde and Olivia Cranshaw, both 12, have been in the top two spots for the past two... Read more »