As GSNNJ Girl Scouts spread messages of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their Take Action projects, they continue to capture media attention. Our Media Girls Kathryn, Libby, and Charlotte, and our CEO Betty Garger were interviewed on NBC New York News on March 19, 2021, and what they shared was inspiring.
GSNNJ Media Girls in Action
Our Media Girls team of Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders are the official girl faces and voices of our council. Media Girls receive special media training to be able to report on council and community events and share our stories with the Girl Scout community and the world. Here are some examples of their work.
NBC New York Interview for Women's History Month
Madeline shares her family traditions for St. Patrick's Day 2021
GSNNJ Media Girl Madeline reflected on her Irish heritage and her family’s traditions surrounding the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. She discovered that the tradition of giving family members real shamrocks was passed down through her great-grandmother, who had received them every year from family in Ireland—attached to a green, white, and orange ribbon—after she emigrated to America. Learn more about Madeline’s family and try her family's recipe for Irish Soda Bread found in her presentation, My Great Grandmother.
GSNNJ Media Girl Sofia & Troop 97126 celebrate Women's History Month 2021
Troop 97126 Highlight Inspiring, Trail-blazing Women
GSNNJ Media Girls share and celebrate Girl Scouts' Black History
NJ Spotlight Interview for Black History Month 2021
Kathryn creates educational videos for Black History Month & Women's History Month 2021
GSNNJ Media Girl Kathryn has been researching and discovering some interesting facts about influential Black women leaders and historical changes made in the Girl Scout Movement. Check out her Black Girl Magic and Black Excellence in Girl Scouts video series featured here and on our social media platforms.
- Black Girl Magic: Women in Politics (video)
Black Girl Magic: Women in
- Black Excellence in Girl Scouts: Leadership (video)
- Black Excellence in Girl Scouts: Leading on Integration (video)
- Black Excellence in Girl Scouts: Troops (video)
- Black Excellence in Girl Scouts: Notable Girl Scouts (video)
Bella explains the celebration of Purim
Media Girl Bella tells us Purim is the Jewish holiday in which Jews commemorate being saved from persecution in the ancient Persian Empire. Learn more about the customs surrounding Purim celebrations from Bella…
Happy Purim 2021! (video)
Madeline reports on World Thinking Day 2021 activities in Kinnelon
For the past 15 years, GSNNJ Girl Scouts from Kinnelon have held a World Thinking Day “International Festival,” during which countries from all over the world are highlighted. Participating troops choose a country and present cultural information, including photos, food, crafts, and games. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the festival was held via Zoom. GSNNJ Media Girl Madeline reported on what she learned from the event. Check out her report below, which also includes an interview with GSNNJ Kinnelon Service Unit Manager and Troop Leader, Regan Sharkey.
World Thinking Day 2021 Activities in Kinnelon
Sofia highlights a peacebuilder for World Thinking Day 2021
In honor of World Thinking Day 2021, GSNNJ Media Girl Sofia interviewed her favorite peacebuilder (and aunt). She tells us, "The Girl Scouts organization has celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. On Feb. 22, 2021, ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide are celebrating what it means to be a peacebuilder. With that in mind, I interviewed my aunt and peacebuilder hero, Bailey Frank." Bailey has worked with Teach For America and will be working with the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Interview with Peacebuilder Bailey Frank
Kalia sends good wishes for the Lunar New Year!
Lunar New Year 2021
Libby & Charlotte stock The Little Diverse Library for MLK Day 2021
The Little Diverse Library
Isabella is interviewed for Jersey Matters segment
Girl Scout Cookies and Palm Oil