Who We Are
We’re 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Be the premier leadership organization for girls in New York City.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Founded in 1913, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City’s largest girls-only leadership program, reaching nearly 28,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs.
Girl Scouts enjoy programs that include:
Business and Entrepreneurship
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Personal Identity Leadership
Take-Action Service Projects
Capstone programs, including our Girl Scout Leadership Institute
With the help of over 8,200 adult volunteers and our generous supporters, today’s Girl Scouts learn to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place.
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