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12 Aug

Fall 2016 Events at Camp Kaufmann

leavesSummer may be wrapping up in the next few weeks, but Camp Kaufmann will soon be up-and-running for the fall season!  We've got a number of events coming up this fall, geared toward girls of all ages.

For more information, contact Nelly Nickerson at 212.645.4000 x214, or click on the below links for more information, and to register today!

September 10, 2016: Make New Friends Day (for Daisies)
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10 Aug

Meet the New S'mores Cookie!

smores cookieDid you hear the news? Girl Scouts has added a tasty new treat to the cookie lineup!  Meet the new S'Mores cookie, announced this week in connection with National S'mores Day on August 10.

(There are actually two new S'mores cookies – NYC girls will be selling a sandwich-style variety beginning this December.)

Girl Scouts and s'mores go together like...... Read more »
24 Jul

Talking about Leadership (106.7 Lite FM)



On Sunday, July 24, our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, and Gold Awardee Calista Lee, chatted with 106.7 Lite FM WLTW's Nina Del Rio about the Girl Scouts of Greater New York's advocacy efforts aimed toward giving girls leadership opportunities

To listen to the full interview, click below.

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21 Jul

Calling All Artists: 100 Years of Girls Selling Cookies

by-girls-for-girls-patchDid you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of girls selling cookies?  This is cause for celebration -- and our latest "By Girls, For Girls" activity!

We’re looking for a great “By Girls, For Girls” patch/t-shirt design for this momentous occasion!  Any currently registered NYC Girl Scout can submit a design.  Artwork should focus on 100 years of Girl... Read more »
01 Jun

June is Great Outdoors Month!

Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? As the only all-urban council in America, we at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York take pride in ensuring that the girls we serve across the five boroughs have opportunities to explore the natural world around them.

Today, June 1, is Global Running Day, and we're challenging our girls to get outside and get moving! Girls can do that through bringing friends together for a game of tag, playing soccer or basketball, jumping rope, or going for a jog around the park.

A team of Girl Scouts are taking this challenge to heart, and on June... Read more »
16 May

Statement from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York on the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative Report & Recommendations

Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) commends the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative for its report and recommendations on investing in the future of young women and girls in New York City, released today. GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy Warrington issued the following statement. GSGNY served on the initiative’s education task force.

"As the largest girls-leadership development organization in the city, we recognize the importance of the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative and applaud the extensive series of well-thought-out recommendations, especially the one to grow the... Read more »
07 May

Happy Mother's Day!

mothers-day-16This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we celebrate the women in our lives who encourage girls to pursue their dreams and help them grow in courage, confidence, and character. They are:

Mothers, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, and other family members who guide our girls in their day-to-day lives;
Troop leaders and volunteers who help girls in their Girl Scout journeys; and
Our... Read more »
22 Apr

National Girl Scout Leader's Day

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"Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
Author Unknown


On this National Girl Scout Leader's Day, we express our deepest gratitude to each of our 7,657 volunteers.

With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible women and men generously give their time to mentor and inspire New York City's girls. Our volunteers... Read more »
18 Apr

Springfield Gardens Girl Scout is the Top Cookie Seller in Queens (NY1)

najahTo read this article and watch the video on NY1's site, click here.

Najah Lorde's living room has become her makeshift corporate office.

It's where the businesses-savvy teen prepares hundreds of bags of girl scout cookies before distribution.

"When they say oh I'll take one box, you gotta push it a little bit, oh what about two boxes?" she explained.

It's that kind of perseverance that helped Lorde... Read more »
11 Apr

Manhattan teen snags title of NYC’s top Girl Scout cookie seller for a second time (Metro)

oliviaTo read this article on Metro's website, click here.


Out of over thousands of girls from across the five boroughs, one Manhattan teen has shown that with determination and confidence, any girl can be one tough cookie.

This year Olivia Cranshaw, 14, has earned the title of New York City’s top Girl Scout cookie seller after selling a total of 1,745 boxes during the six week 2015-2016 sale period.

A... Read more »