Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) was established in June 2007 from the union of four Girl Scout Councils (Hudson Valley, Mohawk Pathways, Adirondack and North Country) and now serves the 15 counties of: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Greene, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington.
As GSNENY ,we are committed to:
- Serving 12,000 girls and their families
- Serving 4,711 adults and volunteers
- Serving more girls within the region and reducing/eliminating any waiting lists of girls who have signed up to be involved with Girl Scouting
- Increasing our capacity to meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s girls to achieve the goals of program delivery, volunteer management and funding
- Increasing programs at the council level around advocacy, culture, environment, healthy living, the outdoors and STEM
- Reaching out to girls in rural areas and decreasing the barrier of distance for girls to participate in Girl Scout activities and educational programming
- Increasing Girl Scout programming in urban areas and continuing to form partnerships with local community organizations that provide opportunities for under-served families
- Continuing to set the example of leadership and self-determination that are an inherent part of the Girl Scout program
The leadership experiences for girls are what make Girl Scouting unique. We help every girl discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies. The experience begins with the Girl Scout environment itself. A girl’s leadership blooms among other girls – away from school programs, social cliques and boys – where she can be herself and try new things. In Girl Scouts, activities are girl-led. She learns by doing and the learning is cooperative, not competitive.