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Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls where, in

an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the

real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them

all their lives like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential

and self-worth.

The Girl Scout Promise

 On my honor, I will try:
       to serve God and my country
       to help people at all times,
       And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

 The Girl Scout Law
  I will do my best to be
  honest and fair,
  friendly and helpful,
  considerate and caring
  courageous and strong, and
  responsible for what I say and do,

  And to
  respect myself and others,
  respect authority,
  use resources wisely,
  make the world a better place, and
  be a sister to every Girl Scout




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The Purpose of Girl Scouting
Girl Scouts is a voluntary movement dedicated to building girls of confidence,
courage, and character, who make the world a better place.



                             Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                            800-785-2090
Monmouth Service Center                                            Ocean Service Center
242 Adelphia Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727                          1405 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ
08753
Phone: 732-938-5454 Fax:732-938-7463                              Phone: 732-349-4499 Fax: 732-349-
4690
                                           www.girlscoutsjs.org




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                                 Table of Contents
Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law
Regional Map
Regional Jurisdictions

TROOP LEADERSHIP & SUPPORT
     Troop/Group Leader Position Description
     Assistant Troop/Group Leader Position Description
     Training Certification for Troop Leader and Region Members
     Timetable for Leaders
     Leader Support
     Parent Code of Conduct
     Volunteer Policies and Procedures

TROOP REGISTRATION
     Troop Size Policy and Guidelines
     Annual Membership Registration Guidelines

COUNCIL POLICIES & PROCEDURES
     Meeting Place Safety
     Procedure to Be Followed in the Event of Serious Accident, Emergency, Fatality
     Procedure for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
     Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect
     Administrative Guidelines for Girl/Adult Troop Money Earnings
     Administrative Guidelines for Girl/Adult Troop/Group Trips

TROOP FINANCE
       Troop/Group Finance Policy
       Troop Bank Account Instructions
       W-9
       Tax Exempt Purchases
       Financial Assistance Programs

COUNCIL SERVICES & RESOURCES
     Directions to Monmouth Service Center
     Directions to Ocean Service Center
     Directions to Program Activity Center (PAC)
     Directions to Lakeside Facility at Camp Sacajawea
     Directions to Camp Amity Acres


      **For Staff Directory please access the Council website:         www.girlscoutsjs.org




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Regional Map




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                       Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                Region Listing


    Region 1                 Region 2                    Region 3
Allenhurst             Aberdeen                 Atlantic Highlands
Allenwood              Colts Neck               Belford
Asbury Park            Englishtown              Earle Naval Weapon Station
Avon                   Freehold Boro            Eatontown/Ft. Monmouth
Bay Head               Freehold Township        Elberon
Belmar                 Holmdel                  Fairview
Bradley Beach          Manalapan                Hazlet
Brick                  Marlboro                 Highlands
Brielle                Matawan                  Keansburg
Deal                                            Keyport
Glendola                                        Leonardo
Interlaken                                      Lincroft
Lake Cuomo                                      Little Silver
Loch Arbor                                      Locust
Manasquan                                       Long Branch
Mantoloking                                     Middletown
Neptune                                         Monmouth Beach
Neptune City                                    Navesink
Oakhurst                                        North Long Branch
Ocean                                           North Middletown
Ocean Grove                                     New Monmouth
Point Pleasant Beach                            Oceanport
Point Pleasant Boro                             Port Monmouth
Sea Girt                                        Red Bank
Shark River                                     River Plaza
Spring Lake                                     Rumson/Fair Haven
Spring Lake Heights                             Sandy Hook
Wanamassa                                       Shrewsbury
Wayside                                         Tinton Falls
West Belmar                                     Union Beach
West Deal                                       West End
West Long Branch                                West Keansburg




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        Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                 Region Listing


Region 4              Region 5
Clarksburg            Barnegat
Cream Ridge           Barnegat Light
Farmingdale           Bayville
Howell                Beach Haven
Jackson               Beachwood
Lakehurst             Forked River
Manchester            Island Heights
Millstone             Lanoka Harbor
New Egypt             Lavallette
Perrineville          Little Egg Harbor
Robbinsville          Manahawkin
Whiting               Ocean Gate
                      Pine Beach
                      Seaside Heights
                      Seaside Park
                      Ship Bottom
                      South Toms River
                      Stafford Township
                      Surf City
                      Toms River
                      Waretown
                      West Creek




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TROOP LEADERSHIP

      AND

    SUPPORT



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                           Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                        POSITION DESCRIPTION


POSITION TITLE:                 Troop/Group Leader

ACCOUNTABILITY:                 Regional Director or designee

TERM:                           One Year

PURPOSE:                        To lead, guide and partner with a group of girls by participating in the Girl
                                Scout Program. To assist girls in developing courage, confidence and
                                character so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens who
                                make the world a better place.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

   1.   Adheres to the Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Inc. policies, guidelines,
        standards and procedures.

   2. Attends training for the position.

   3. Registers troop on time each year and maintains troop/group size policy.

   4. Conducts and oversees all troop/group meetings.

   5. Encourages parent and troop committee involvement and participation.

   6. Ensures troop/group representation at Regional Meetings.

   7. Maintains and submits yearly bank account and financial reports to Regional Administration Chair
      or designee.

   8. Ensures troop/group participation in all Council Product Sales and HUGS campaign.

   9. Participates in Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including Journeys.

   10. Ensures at all times that all girls and adults comply with the safety standards as set forth by Council
       Policies, Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints



QUALIFICATIONS:

   1.   Is a registered member of GSUSA.

   2. Is an open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic individual who demonstrates willingness to
      foster leadership and development in girls.

   3. Has the ability to develop working relationships with other volunteers.




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                           Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                        POSITION DESCRIPTION


POSITION TITLE:                 Assistant Troop/Group Leader

ACCOUNTABILITY:                 Troop Leader or designee

TERM:                           One Year

PURPOSE:                        To lead, guide and partner with a group of girls by participating in the Girl
                                Scout Program. To assist girls in developing courage, confidence and
                                character so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens who
                                make the world a better place.
Responsibilities:

   1.   Adheres to the Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Inc. policies, guidelines,
        standards and procedures.

   2. Attends training for the position.

   3. Attends troop/group meetings and assists troop/group leader as required.

   4. Conducts and oversees all troop/group meetings in the absence of troop/group leader.

   5. Follow program standards as outlined in Safety-Wise.

   6.   Ensures at all times that all girls and adults comply with the safety standards as set forth by
        Council Policies, Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.

   7.   Accepts other duties assigned by the troop/group leader.



QUALIFICATIONS:

   1.   Is a registered member of GSUSA.

   2. Is an open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic individual who demonstrates willingness to                       Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
      foster leadership and development in girls.

   3.   Has the ability to develop working relationships with other volunteers




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                        Training Certification for
                     Troop Leader and Region Members
Training is required for all individuals who serve as troop leaders, assistant troop leaders
and most Region team positions. This required training assures parents and girls of a safe and
productive Girl Scout program. Below are the guidelines for completing required trainings:


Troop Leader
1. All troop leaders are required to take Orientation, LT1 and GSLE/Girl Scout Leadership
   Experience (in the appropriate program level).

2. Troop leaders will have one month to complete their training.

3. Once required trainings have been completed, a troop leader is eligible to purchase and wear
   a yellow leader’s bar.


Assistant Troop Leader
1. All assistant troop leaders are required to take Orientation and GSLE/Girl Scout Leadership
Experience (in the appropriate program level).

2. Assistant troop leaders will have one month to complete their training.

3. Once required trainings have been completed, an assistant troop leader is eligible to purchase
and wear a yellow leader’s bar.


Regional Committee Members
1. Training will be required for Regional Committee Members.

2. Regional committee training must be completed immediately after appointment.

3. Once required trainings have been completed, a Regional committee member is
   eligible to purchase and wear a red leader’s bar.




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                       Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                   Timetable For Leaders

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER:
     -When applicable, attend Leadership Training sessions
     -Obtain list of girls from the local volunteers or Service Center Centralized Placement. Adhere to
      the troop size requirements for the appropriate level.
     -With the help of local volunteers, decide on troop meeting place, day and time.
     -Hold Parents' meeting:
             -Obtain completed Registration Forms, registration fees and Girls' Health History. Register
              the girls who have not already registered, leaders, adults, parents, troop treasurer, troop
              product sale managers, and troop, committee members.
             -Distribute HUGS information to adults and parents.
             -Recruit all adults and parents to assist on troop committee.
     -Begin to fill in Girl Records, and attach a copy of registration form and Health History.
     -Begin to fill out Detailed Cash Record, Dues and Attendance Record sheets.
     -Open troop bank account and complete form.
     -Attend scheduled Region meetings. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.

OCTOBER:
     -October 1st is the on time DEADLINE for registration.
     -Nut sale begins. Provide the Product Sales Coordinator with name of your Troop Product Sales
      Manager
     -With girls, do troop planning and troop goal setting.
     -Hold an Investiture and/or Rededication Ceremony with troop.
     -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines
     -Juliette Lowe's Birthday (founder of Girl Scouts of U.S.A.)-October 31st.
     -Attend scheduled leader support meeting. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.

NOVEMBER:
     -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines
     -Attend scheduled leader support meeting. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.

DECEMBER:
     -"Enjoy the Holidays"
     - Provide the Community Product Sales Coordinator with the name of your Troop Product Sales
      Manager.
     -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines

JANUARY:
     -Cookie sale begins
     -Attend scheduled Regional meeting. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.
     -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines


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FEBRUARY:
         -Observe Thinking Day, February 22nd.
         -Attend scheduled leader support meeting. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.
         -Prepare Awards and Recognitions Applications for deserving volunteers.
         -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines

MARCH:
    -Observe Girl Scout Week and Girl Scout Sunday
         -Attend scheduled leader support meeting. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.
         -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines

APRIL:
         -National Leader's Day - April 22nd, “THANK YOU LEADERS FOR ALL YOU DO!”
         -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines

MAY:
         -Attend scheduled Regional Awards Ceremony.. If unable to attend, send a troop representative.
         -Complete Self Evaluation.
         -Take advantage of Early Bird Registration and register your troop before July 31 for next year
         -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines

JUNE:
         -Hold a Court of Awards Ceremony.
         -Hold Fly-up and Bridging Ceremonies with girls (if applicable)
         -Review Troop Trip Guidelines and advise appropriate persons by set deadlines
         - If not returning to troop in fall, return all troop supplies, Troop Bank Account Forms, and Detailed
         -- Cash Record/Financial Report to your Regional Director or Centralized Placement at the service
           center.

JULY:
         -Complete Detail Cash Record/Financial Report due July 31.
         -Touch base with girls.




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                                 LEADER SUPPORT
LEADER SUPPORT PROGRAM:
There are many sources of support for new leaders. You should not carry the whole
responsibility. Here are some groups and individuals that can help you in your role as a leader.
During Orientation, you will learn about specific people to contact for help.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Form your leadership team and divide the duties according to skills, interests, and time
commitments. There are many ways to provide leadership for a troop.

TROOP COMMITTEE
Form a committee made up of parents and interested members of the community, who are
willing to be on call to help the troop with whatever it needs during the year. Think about tasks that
you may need help in completing such as troop finances, product sales organization,
transportation for trips and troop snack responsibilities.

REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
Regional volunteers provide support to leaders and troops within a specific geographic area.
They will assist you by:
    • providing leaders with information and resources
    • providing ongoing help and advice via a network of local leaders and volunteers.
       You will get contact information during Orientation.

GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF THE JERSEY SHORE
A Regional Director is assigned to you to provide continuity, leadership and ongoing support.
Other council staff will provide services to volunteers including:
   • council-wide activities and projects
   • volunteer training
   • on-going professional assistance
   • outdoor service, facilities, equipment
   • council shop for Girl Scout merchandise

SERVICE CENTERS
     Ocean Service Center                           Monmouth Service Center
     1405 Old Freehold Road                         242 Adelphia Road
     Toms River, New Jersey 08753                   Farmingdale, NJ 07727
     732-349-4499                                   732-938-5454
     Fax: 732-349-4690                              Fax: 732-938-7483

WEB SITE:     www.girlscoutsjs.org * 800-785-2090

GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA
The national organization provides direct support to leaders through the national Girl Scout
website at www.girlscouts.org and quarterly leader magazine.




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              Parent /Guardian Code of Conduct


As a parent or guardian of a Girl Scout, I will:

  • be respectful toward others at all times
  • make sure that my daughter is dropped off and picked up on time
    when attending Girl Scout activities
  • communicate with troop leader(s) or others as needed
  • accept active role in my daughter’s Girl Scout Leadership
    Experience
  • refrain from behavior that may undermine the leadership of a Girl
    Scout activity or troop/group
  • attend required parental meetings
  • be prepared for activities and submit requested permission slips,
    dues and materials in a timely manner
  • follow safety guidelines for activities
  • support my daughter’s participation in product sales


  Failure to comply with the Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct may limit
  participation in Girl Scout activities for you and your daughter.


  Signature__________________________ Date_____________




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                               Operational Volunteer Policies

1. Affirmative Action for Volunteers
There shall be no discrimination against an otherwise qualified adult volunteer by reason of disability or on
the basis of age. Furthermore, there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex,
creed, national origin or socioeconomic status. In addition, to ensure full equality of opportunity in all
operations and activities of the organization, affirmative action policies and procedures shall be utilized in
the recruitment, selection, training, placement, and recognition of volunteers. Special emphasis shall be
placed upon securing representation of underutilized racial minorities.
2. Recruitment
Each volunteer position will have a written position description that defines specific responsibilities,
expectations and terms of appointment.
Standards
    A. Each volunteer candidate is required to complete a written job application with references.
    B. Each volunteer candidate for leadership positions will be interviewed to determine suitability for
       the applied position.
    C. Volunteers recognize for the Girl Scout movement as a volunteer service and, therefore, do not
       expect, receive or solicit any monetary reimbursement for service.
    D. Volunteers understand and accept the importance of service as a positive role model.

3. Selection
Every adult volunteer in Girl Scouting must be selected on the basis of qualifications for membership,
ability to perform the volunteer position, and willingness and availability to participate in training for it.
To ensure satisfaction of volunteers and the effective use of the volunteer human resources available to
the Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore, individual skills and aspirations must be accurately and objectively
assessed in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position/task to be performed.
A volunteer not placed in the position applied for, or for which the volunteer was nominated, may be
referred to another position appropriate to the volunteer’s interest and skills. Upon selection, each
volunteer is required to sign a Volunteer Agreement, and be reappointed based on review. Such records
may be viewed by volunteers upon request. Since these records will not be kept indefinitely, volunteers
are encouraged to maintain personal copies.
4. Membership Responsibility of the Volunteer
Girl Scouts of the United States of America is part of a worldwide Movement of girls and adults dedicated
to the acceptance of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. All volunteers must subscribe to the Girl Scout
Promise and Law. All volunteers shall be registered as members of the Girl Scout Movement, and
individually pay the applicable membership dues. Volunteers recognize the Girl Scout Movement as a
voluntary service and therefore do not expect, receive, or solicit any monetary reimbursement for
services.
5. Placement
Every attempt will be made to place volunteers in positions that meet both their needs and the needs of
the council and for which they meet the qualifications. Position descriptions will be used by hose
responsible for recruitment, selection, and appointment of volunteers. In instance where it is not possible,
the needs of the council will take precedence over the needs of the individual. Individuals not placed in a
position for which they applied may be recommended for the other positions and they may request
reassignment.
        Placement of Men in Positions of Leadership with Girls
    Men serving in the position of leadership with girls, must have an unrelated adult female, other than or
    in addition to a spouse, and also be registered.


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6. Appointment, Evaluation & Reappointment
Operational volunteers shall be appointed for a term not to exceed one (1) year. Volunteer positions may
exist or be created whose terms can exceed (1) year. Such exceptions will be outlined in the position
descriptions for those positions.
Supervision should include periodic verbal and written performance evaluation based upon expectations
outlined in the Volunteer Agreement and the evaluation forms. Following performance evaluations, a
volunteer may continue the present Girl Scout position, may be appointed to another Girl Scout position,
or may terminate service to Girl Scouting. Each operational volunteer shall receive confirmation of
reappointment to his/her position.
7. Training
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is responsible to provide training opportunities for all volunteer
positions. Every adult Girl Scout volunteer must participate and complete the Council provided training
for a position within six (6) months of appointment unless exempted by Chief Executive Officer or
designee.
8. Accident and Liability Insurance
All registered members are protected under Girl Scout Activity Insurance, Basic Coverage. This includes
liability insurance and supplementary accident insurance. This plan provides coverage for accident
medical expenses to members traveling to and from, as well as participation in, approved and supervised
Girl Scout activities. The organization does not assume responsibility for insuring a volunteer’s personal
effects.
9. Uniforms
GSUSA is a uniformed organization in which the authorized uniforms for women and men are symbols and
marks of distinction. A uniform is not required for participation in Girl Scout activities. Volunteers are
encouraged to wear the Girl Scout pin when they are not in uniform. The purchase of authorized, uniform
pieces are at the volunteer’s expense and are encouraged.
10. Recognition and Appreciation
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore recognizes the invaluable effort put forth by its volunteers. In
appreciation of this, a recognition and awards system has been established. Recognition and appreciation
may take many forms and may be initiated by any Girl Scout, or non-Girl Scout. When selecting
appropriate recognition and appreciation, refer to the GSUSA or MCGS Adult Recognition Guidelines.
11. Conflict Resolution
All volunteers shall have the right to invoke a formal conflict resolution procedure. Every volunteer may
expect a fair resolution of his/her grievance without fear of jeopardizing his/her volunteer status. The
council also maintains an open-door policy regarding volunteer concerns.
A grievance is a complaint that policies and/or procedures related to a volunteer’s position are not being
administered properly as applied to her/him. The conflict resolution procedure is a systematic process to
ensure the objective hearing and orderly handling of volunteer complaints.
Most complaints or concerns can be resolved when they are brought to the attention of the volunteer’s
immediate supervisor. It is hoped that most, if not all, problem conflicts situations will be resolves through
informal conferences and communications, the goals of which are to eliminate the cause of the conflict.
When a volunteer is unable to resolve a complaint through informal efforts, she/he may request a copy of
the council’s conflict resolution procedure. The invocation of the conflict resolution process however, will
not restrict the council from taking appropriate action with respect to the volunteer. The most effective
method of resolution is a discussion between the individuals involved. If a discussion is not possible, then
the individuals need to address the issue through the following steps:
        Conflict Resolution Procedures
        Step 1:
    Volunteers should feel free to bring to the attention of those with whom they work any problems they
    might have. A grievance arises when a volunteer feels that council policies as related to the position


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    are not being properly administered. The most effective way of adjusting grievances is by calm, open
    discussion between the people involved.


    Step 2:
    If for any reason, seemingly not resolvable, position-related conflict arises between individuals, the
    circumstances surrounding the conflict should be brought to the attention of the immediate
    supervisor and all parties involved within ten (10) days of the discussion in Step 1.
    The volunteer cites the policy or procedure that has allegedly been misapplied, misinterpreted or
    violated to their supervisor. If the supervisor is not a council staff member, the appropriate staff
    member is informed of the complaint and date of conference meeting.
    The council staff member informs his/her supervisor of the complaint and conference date. This
    supervisor informs the Chief Executive Officer of the situation.
    Step 3:
    If the volunteer is not satisfied with the disposition of the complaint, the council staff member, or if
    appropriate the council staff member’s supervisor, will meet with the volunteer within ten (10) working
    days following her/his initial conference.
    Step 4:
    In the event that the situation is not resolved in Step 3, the staff member then prepares a written
    report including recommendations for her/his supervisor and sends a copy to the Chief Executive
    Officer. Copies of this report can be requested by the volunteer parties involved.
    Step 5:
    The supervisor and the Chief Executive Officer decide on what additional action to take, using one or
    more of the following options:
    -accept the staff member’s report and recommendations
    -meet with the volunteer and hear the complaint
    -appoint a review team to meet with the volunteer
    Step 6:
    Should the volunteer find the results of any of these options unacceptable, the Chief Executive Officer
    will make the final decision as to the resolution of the case and see that this decision is implemented.
12. Harassment & Sexual Harassment
The council is committed to an environment and climate in which relationships are characterized by
dignity, respect, courtesy, and equitable treatment. It is the policy of the organization to provide all
volunteers with an environment free from all forms of unlawful or unwelcome harassment, including
implied or expressed forms of sexual harassment
The council expressly prohibits any form of harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin or disability. Any volunteer who feels that she/he has been subjected to harassment of any
type, whether by another volunteer, council staff member or any agent of the organization, should
promptly report the incident to a supervisor or to the Chief Executive Officer. The supervisor, upon
receiving such a complaint, must report the matter to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive
Officer will take appropriate measures to resolve or correct the situation in an expeditious manner.
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore guarantees an environment free of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment has been defined as “unwelcome
sexual advances for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.”
It is against the organization’s policies for any volunteer, male or female, to sexually harass another
volunteer, employee or Girl Scout member, of the same or opposite sex.
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore reserves the right to refuse membership endorsement or
reappointment, to dismiss or suspend from affiliation with The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council any
volunteer who, in conducting the Girl Scout program, advocates, solicits, or promotes sexuality/homo-
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sexuality so as to create a substantial risk that such conduct will be detrimental to the proper role model
for girl members to encompass matter outside the Girl Scout program.
13. Conduct
Part of being an effective and responsible Girl Scout volunteer includes being a role model. Girls learn
directly and indirectly from volunteer leadership as well as other adults around them. Any kind of behavior
that shows disregard for local, state, and federal laws and ordinances, as well as for the policies and
standards set forth by GSUSA and the MCGS will in no instance be tolerated
14. Child Abuse
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council supports and maintains environments that are free of child
abuse and neglect as defined by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Child abuse and neglect
are unlawful acts and it is against the council’s policy for any volunteer, male or female to physically,
sexually, mentally abuse or neglect a girl member. The council reserves the right to refuse membership
endorsement or reappointment, and to dismiss or to exclude from affiliation with the council any
volunteer implementing Girl Scout Program who is found guilty of child abuse and neglect or who has been
convicted of child abuse and neglect
        Duty to Report Child Abuse
    Any volunteer having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subject to child abuse or
    neglect shall report the alleged abuse immediately to the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services.
    The duty to report includes child abuse that may have occurred outside of the Girl Scout environment
    as well as within the Girl Scout environment.
        Megan’s Law Notifications
    Adult volunteers in leadership positions working directly with girls may register individually with their
    local county prosecutor’s office or law enforcement agency to receive Megan’s Law notifications.
    Volunteers who register to receive such notifications must comply with the training and procedural
    requirements of the Prosecutors office and law enforcement agency.
15. Resignation & Termination
Any volunteer may terminate her/his services upon written notification to the supervisor. The council may
the services of a volunteer dues to, among other things, restructuring of volunteer positions, the
elimination of the volunteer position in which a person serves, the inability or failure to complete the
requirements of the position, the refusal to comply with council or Girl Scouts of the U.S.A policies, and
refusal to support the mission and values of the organization and the council goals or membership in an
organization, whose goals are not compatible with those of GSUSA. An adult volunteer who is terminated
from her/his Girl Scout position may continue her/his adult membership with GSUSA unless it is
determined that she/he is not able to meet the membership requirement related to accepting the
principles and beliefs of the movement or to support the mission and values of the organization. When
this is the case, her/his Girl Scout membership would not be renewed.
        Resignation Procedure
    In order to maintain professionalism in a volunteer organization, a person having reason(s) to resign is
    provided with the appropriate channels to follow.
        1. Reason (s) for resignation should be discussed with the immediate supervisor (volunteer or
           staff) prior to a final decision.
        2. Upon reaching a decision, written notification must be given to the immediate supervisor
           (volunteer or staff) as far in advance as possible.
        3. Any resignation submitted will be acknowledged by the immediate supervisor (volunteer or
           staff).
        Termination Procedure
    Situations may arise that make it necessary to consider releasing an individual from assignment within
    an organization. Termination of a volunteer may be initiated by the volunteer or the Girl Scout council.
    The policy on termination serves to clarify and define the reasons for termination whether the
    circumstances are voluntary or involuntary. Any action to release an adult should receive careful and
    detailed consideration because of the possible implications and consequences for both the individual
    and the council. It is important to record the reason for termination from a volunteer position at the

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    time of separation for consideration of appointment to the same or another volunteer position at a
    future date. Except in crucial circumstances, a decision to terminate a person from a current
    volunteer position or from the volunteer ranks of the council should be the result of an ongoing
    process of evaluation and counseling. Involuntary termination shall occur only after careful
    consideration has been given. The volunteer being terminated should be fully informed of the reasons
    for the termination. Possible reasons for termination are:
            •    Failure to abide by GSUSA or Girl Scout Council policies and standards.
            •    Failure to accept and foster the Girl Scout Mission.
            •    Membership in an organization that practices and/or advocates racism, in violation of
                 GSUSA policies.
            •    Practices that will discourage minority girl and adult participation in Girl Scouting.
            •    Misappropriation of funds.
            •    Failure conditions of the position.
            •    Inability to perform the position.
            •    Unsatisfactory completion of objectives and corrective action.
            •    Excessive tardiness or absence of required meetings.

    The results of volunteer performance evaluations form the basis for termination of volunteers.
    Performance evaluations are based upon a volunteer’s position description, position accountabilities,
    and time commitment agreed upon at time of placement.
    Although performance evaluations should be conducted as denoted in the volunteer’s position
    description, supervisors should also confer with volunteers periodically to assess progress, define or
    discuss problem areas, provide counsel offer support. The position description and accountabilities
    are the tools the supervisor should use for these support/evaluation conferences.
    A factual, mutual discussion of a volunteer’s performance at each of these periodic conferences and a
    record of action taken will prepare both the volunteer and the supervisor for the future reappointment
    to the same position, appointment to a new volunteer position or termination.
    The appropriate council executive staff person should always be informed of intentions to release a
    volunteer. An executive staff person will be able to provide advice on the proper procedures for
    release of volunteers in the council. If any type of conflict develops the executive staff member will
    also have knowledge of facts and actions taken to properly resolve the situation. It is desirable to have
    one other responsible person present during the discussion to help avoid the possibility of
    misunderstanding or misquotation.
    When the facts indicate that termination is necessary, the individual should be given the opportunity
    to resign or withdraw voluntarily and with dignity by submitting a written resignation. The volunteer
    may be referred to/placed in another position if it is feasible. Unless otherwise indicated, the
    discussion should be followed up with a written summary, one copy of which goes to the individual,
    one copy to the council service center to be kept on file. Absolute confidentiality must and will be
    observed at all times to protect the rights of the volunteer.
16. Expenses & Financial Assistance
Adults are encouraged to keep a record of personal expenses incurred while participating in the Girl Scout
Movement, i.e. cost of uniforms, mileage, etc. Many of these expenses may be applied as income tax
deductions, check with the IRS or tax consultant.
All registered Girl Scout adults of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore who would be unable to participate in
special activities without some financial assistance may apply for a grant. The awarding of funds is based
on financial need, council funds, and the applicant’s interest in the program.
17. Crisis Procedures
A crisis is a circumstance or serious accident, which has the capability to threaten the well being of its
members, cause opposition from the community, or have an adverse impact on the council’s financial
status. The emergency situation, whether factual, erroneous or accidental, has the potential to be
misinterpreted by the council’s public and jeopardizes its credibility. In the event of a crisis, immediately
follow the procedures outlined in The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Crisis Procedure.
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   TROOP

REGISTRATION




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                                Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
         Monmouth Service Center                                   Ocean Service Center
         242 Adelphia Road                                         1405 Old Freehold Road
         Farmingdale, NJ 07727-03525                               Toms River, NJ 08753


                             Minimum Troop/Group Size Policy
                                           and
                                 Administrative Guidelines
Policy

Effective October 1, 2007 all newly organized troops/groups must have a minimum of 10 girls
registered for Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels and 5 girls registered with the Teen troops.
Effective October 1, 2008 all troops/groups must meet the minimum requirements of 10 girls
registered for Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels and 5 girls registered with the Teen girl
troops

The Council’s recommendations for the “ideal” troop size which insures the efficient delivery of
quality Girl Scout program are:

                         Daisy Troops               (12 or more girls)
                         Brownie Troops             (15 or more girls)
                         Junior Troops              (15 or more girls)
                         Teen Troops                (8 or more girls)

All troop/group leaders must be informed of the recommended ideal troop/group size.


Administrative Guidelines

1.       All troops are considered “open” for placements.

2.       A temporary waiver may be granted by the Chief Operations Officer (COO) or designee if a
         troop does not meet the minimum troop size. (A waiver form may be requested from the
         service center or Regional Director)

3.       If a troop is below minimum size and the leader refuses to accept more girls, the following
         actions will take place:

                 Conference with Regional Director.
                 If minimum troop size is not achieved, the leader may be removed from that
                 position by the COO.

4.       When a community has more than one (1) Teen troop below minimum size, merging is
         recommended.




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                 Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
         ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

•   Membership Dues are $12. This fee is non-refundable or transferable to another person.
•   Every girl registration must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
•   Every registration should be accompanied by a Membership Dues Summary form.
•   Any registration that is missing the correct funds or is not signed will delay processing.
•   Only one registration form should be completed per year and paid for no matter how
    many troops you are affiliated with or transfer to.
•   For Adult registrations, please use the following position codes when completing your
    form. Proper coding will ensure that you receive all mailings from the Council that are
    associated with your position/task.
           01 -    Troop Leaders
           02 -    Assistant Leaders
           03 -    Troop Committee Members
           11 -    Regional Committee Chairs and Committee Members
           14 -    Member (no assigned position – ex: parents)




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COUNCIL POLICIES

      AND

  PROCEDURES




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               MEETING PLACE SAFETY FOR TROOP LEADERS


“A meeting place needs to provide a safe, clean, and secure environment and allow for
participation of all girls.”

Use page 3 of “Volunteer Essentials” to ensure all safety aspects are considered before deciding
on a meeting place.


Make sure that an adequate number of adults will be present at each meeting to supervise the
girls. See ‘Knowing How Many Volunteers You Need’(Volunteer Essentials pg. 6):

   •   Notify your Volunteer Support Committee or designee about the location of regular troop
       meetings and any changes.

   •   Meeting place information must be listed on the Membership Dues Summary at the time
       of troop registration.

   •   Refrain from smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages in presence of girls.

   •   Secure all pets away from the meeting area and access to girls at all times.

   •   Release each girl only to her parent, guardian, or an approved adult.

   •   Public meeting places are encouraged. The Council provides Certificate of Insurance for
       public meeting space when required by the facility. Troop meetings in the home are
       insured through the hosts Home Owners Insurance.




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                         Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

                          PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED

                                          In the Event of

               SERIOUS ACCIDENT, EMERGENCY OR FATALITY

Person in charge at the scene should do the following:

       •   Give priority attention to the injured.

       •   Call 911 for appropriate emergency service.

       •   During normal business hours contact the council service center.

           After business hours, contact:

              Richard Renzulli, Chief Operating Officer (732) 341-8240

              Sue McClure, Chief Executive Officer (732) 995-6928

       •   In the event of a fatality, ALWAYS notify the police. Retain a
           responsible adult at the scene. Do not allow disturbance of victim or
           surroundings until police have assumed responsibility.

       •   Refer all media inquiries (press, television, radio) to the service center.
           DO NOT MAKE ANY STATEMENTS OR RELEASE ANY NAMES TO THE MEDIA. Do not
           surrender permission slips or medical records to
           authorities. Document everything and keep your copies.




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                            Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                Procedures for Reporting
                                Child Abuse and Neglect

Title 9 of the New Jersey Statutes states that any person having reasonable cause to believe that
a child has been subject to child abuse or neglect shall report the same immediately to the NJ
Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)-N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.10.


If you suspect child abuse or neglect of a girl in your troop/group:

   •   Report immediately to the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) at the Child Abuse/Neglect
       Hotline 1-877-NJ ABUSE.
   •   After reporting to the OCS, report to the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

           o During Normal Business Hours:
             Your Regional Director

           o Non-Business Hours:
             Bahiyyah Abdullah, Sr. Director of Membership & Marketing
             (609) 698-3198

               Rick Renzulli, Chief Operating Officer (COO) (732) 341 - 8240
               CEO will be notified by the COO or designee within 24 hours.


Please Note:

Any person making a report in “good faith” of child abuse and neglect shall have immunity from
any civil or criminal liability (N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.13). Do not call local offices; all reporting must go
through the state central registry.




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 Indicators of Child Abuse / Neglect
Different types of abuse and neglect have different physical and behavioral indicators.
  Physical Abuse
    Physical Indicators                                                                   Behavioral Indicators

    Unexplained bruises and welts:                                                        Wary of adult contacts
              On face, lips, mouth                                                        Apprehensive when other children cry
                                                                                          Behavioral extremes:
              On torso, back, buttocks, thighs
                                                                                                    Aggressiveness
              In various stages of healing
                                                                                                    Withdrawal
              Cluster, forming regular patterns
              Reflecting shape of article used to inflict (electric cord, belt buckle)
                                                                                          Frightened of parents
              On several different surface areas                                          Afraid to go home
              Regularly appear after absence, weekend or vacation                         Reports injury by parents


    Unexplained burns:
              Cigar, cigarette burns, especially on soles, palms, back or buttocks
              Immersion burns (sock-like, glove-like doughnut shaped on buttocks
              or genitalia)
              Patterned like electric burner, iron, etc.
              Rope burns on arms, legs, neck or torso

    Unexplained fractures:
              To skull, nose, facial structure
              In various stages of healing
              Multiple or spiral fractures

    Unexplained laceration or abrasions:
              To mouth, lips, gums, eyes
              To external genitalia




   Physical Neglect
   Physical Indicators                                                                    Behavioral Indicators

   Consistent hunger, poor hygiene, inappropriate dress                                   Begging, stealing food
   Consistent lack of supervision, especially in dangerous activities or long periods     Extended stays at school (early arrival and late departure)
   Constant fatigue or listlessness                                                       Constantly falling asleep in class
   Unattended physical problems or medical needs                                          Alcohol or drug abuse
   Abandonment                                                                            Delinquency (e.g. thefts)
                                                                                          States there is no caregiver

  Sexual Abuse
   Physical Indicators                                                                    Behavioral Indicators

   Difficulty in walking or sitting                                                       Unwilling to change for gym or participate in PE
   Torn, stained or bloody underclothing                                                  Withdrawn, fantasy or infantile behavior
   Pain or itching in genital area                                                        Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual behavior or knowledge
   Bruises or bleeding in external genitalia, vaginal or anal areas                       Poor peer relationships
   Venereal disease, especially in pre-teens                                              Delinquent or run away
   Pregnancy                                                                              Reports sexual assault by caregiver

  Emotional Maltreatment
   Physical Indicators                                                                    Behavioral Indicators

   Habit disorders (sucking, biting, rocking, etc.)                                       Behavior extremes:
   Conduct disorders (antisocial, destructible, etc.)                                               Compliant, passive
   Neurotic traits (sleep disorders, speech disorders, inhibition of play)
                                                                                                    Aggressive, demanding

                                                                                          Overly adoptive behavior:
                                                                                                    Inappropriately adult
                                                                                                    Inappropriately infant




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                        Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
          Administrative Guidelines for Girl/Adult Group Money Earning

Money Earning activities are planned or carried out by girls and supported by the adults, to earn
money for a trip, service project or other activity requiring unusual expenditures. Council
sponsored product sales are cookies, nuts, and QSP. These are the only permitted product
sales. The approved sales have quality control, promotion and public acceptance at the national
level.

       Examples of permitted money earning activities are: car wash, craft sale, roller-skating,
       bake sale, or garage sale.

Groups/troops that conduct a fundraising activity must report money earning on the troop
financial report at the end of each program year. The Council limits fundraising opportunities to
no more than three (3) troop/group money earning activities for the Girl Scout year.

Regional Director approval is required for troop money earning. Allow four (4) weeks for approval.
Teen troops with girls 6th graders and up require the Program Department’s approval.
Those troops need to consult with the Program Department.

All contracts are to be signed by the Regional directors.

GSUSA Accident Insurance only covers approved money-earning activities.




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                             Administrative Guidelines
                              For Troop/Group Trips

I.           Troop/Group Day Trips (other than regular meetings) within the state of New
             Jersey:

             Requirements: Verbal permission from Volunteer Support Chair or designee.

II.          Camping within state of New Jersey (not at Amity Acres or Camp Sacajawea)
             and outside of New Jersey other than Council sponsored trips.

             Requirements: A Troop/Group Trip Application must be submitted to GSLE Chair
             or designee (4) weeks prior to trip for approval. A CPR/First Aid certified person
             and a camp certified person must be present on trip for physically demanding
             activities and other activities involving a potential for injury.


     III.    Trips outside New Jersey state lines or any overnight trips other than Council
             sponsored trips:

             Requirements: A Troop/group trip application must be submitted at least four (4)
             weeks in advance for out-of-state day trips and overnights. A CPR/ First Aid
             certified person must be present on trip for physically demanding activities and
             other activities involving a potential for injury.

             Procedure:
             (a) The leader completes a Troop/Group Trip Application and
                              submits it to the GSLE Chair or designee for approval
             (c) Follow administrative guidelines for troop money earning

             If applicable, Troop Money Earning Application is due the same time period as
             related Troop/Group Trip Application.

Reminders:

             Council accident insurance covers only approved troop/group trips.

             Extended accident & sickness insurance is required if trip is for more than 2 nights.
             Call service center for information (1-800-785-2090).




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TROOP

FINANCE




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                    Troop/Group/Region Finance Policy

General

All money, equipment, and other assets acquired by a troop/group/service unit for the benefit of
Girl Scouting are the property of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. Such assets are not the
property of individuals.

Bank Accounts

Troop/group funds must be held in a bank account in the name of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey
Shore Troop/Group number. For example, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Troop 0000. Regional
funds must be held in a bank account in the name of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, by the
Region’s name. Accounts must use the Council Tax ID number. All troop bank statements should
be mailed to the person in the troop/group responsible for finances. These accounts shall have
three authorized signatures, one of which shall be the community treasurer. The regional bank
statements should be mailed to the service center. The regional treasurer and the Regional
Director are required signatures on the regional bank accounts. After the account is opened, a
Bank Account form must be completed.

Financial Reports

Every troop/group/region shall submit annual financial reports.

Buying Supplies / Reimbursement of Funds

Supplies, equipment, goods and services purchased for troop/group/region use may be
reimbursed or purchased directly from the troop/group/region account. All claims for
reimbursement of expenses must be submitted to the troop/group/region by July 31st of the year
the supplies were purchased. Any withdrawals from the account must be indicated on the end of
year financial report.

Disbanding Troops

In the event a troop/group disbands, its bank accounts and all other assets, equipment, and
supplies shall be re-allocated to the region. The leader/s or treasurer shall issue a check for the
remaining funds and close the account. The region shall hold funds, assets, equipment and
supplies from disbanded troops/groups until the end of the Girl Scout year. The funds, assets,
equipment, and supplies may then be re-distributed at the discretion of the Regional Director.




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                          Troop Bank Account Instructions
Type of Account
            Service free checking for a Not-for-Profit organization.

Authorized Signers
            Three signers are needed to open an account; preferably the troop leader,
            assistant leader and community treasurer or regional designee all of which are not
            related.

            One signature is required on the checks. Another signer should be the designated
            person to balance the checkbook.

Tax Identification
            Troops are authorized to use the Council’s Federal Tax Exempt
            ID #EO-210-731-966/000 for the purpose of opening a bank account.

Ordering Supplies
            Minimum order of checks (personal size).

            Name imprinted on check.
            Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Troop # (specify troop number)

  Do not print name, address, phone number or any additional personal information on the
  checks.




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                        TAX EXEMPT PURCHASES


As troops / groups registered with GSUSA, you qualify for exemption from state sales tax on
purchases made for Girl Scout program purposes.

The Tax Exempt Organization Certificate is Form ST-5. Some businesses wish to keep a copy on
file while others ask that you produce the form each time you make a purchase. You may make
copies of this form as needed. Some businesses may choose not to honor an exemption. In this
instance you may choose to pay the tax or go elsewhere.

Tax Exempt purchases are regulated by the State Sales Tax Bureau and it is the responsibility of
the Exempt Organization to monitor its proper use. In addition, New Jersey regulations state that:
“The use of an Exempt Organization Certificate by any individual to make purchases not directly
related to the activities of the Exempt Organization is considered to be grounds for revocation of
the Exempt Organization Permit.” Misuse of a Tax Exempt Organization Certificate is
punishable by fine and /or imprisonment and can jeopardize the privilege of Tax Exempt
status for the entire Council.

   Should you have any question about a whether or not a purchase is allowed to be Tax
                 Exempt please contact the Membership Department.


Due to the number of Girl Scout troops arranging trips to the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland,
New York we offer a New York Tax Exempt Organization Certificate upon request. A copy of an
approved trip application must accompany all New York State requests.




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                           Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

                        Financial Assistance Programs

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore provides a variety of financial assistance programs to help all
members of limited financial means participate in Girl Scout activities. For more information on
these programs, please visit the Council website at www.girlscoutsjs.org or contact the Council
Service Center. A copy of the Laureen Finn/Paula Brown Fund and Adult Financial Assistance
Fund applications are provided for you in this packet.

Laureen Finn/Paula Brown Financial Assistance Fund:
       Assistance to girls for dues, handbooks, sashes, vests and program fees.

Adult Financial Assistance Fund:
      For troop/group leaders, assistant troop leaders and designated adult chaperones who
need help with the cost of participating in troop activities.

Mildred J. Galanti Campership Fund:
       Campership assistance is available to all girls attending Camp Amity Acres.

Charles Lafitte Campership Fund
       Campership assistance is available to all girls attending Camp Sacajawea.

Kiefer-Stevens Memorial Scholarship:
       Available to Girl Scouts graduating high school.

Council Wider Opportunity Grants:
       For Girl Scouts Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador attending approved Council Wider
       Opportunity trips and GSUSA destinations.

Carol Kubida Fund:
       Assistance to Girl Scouts Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador who need additional funding
       to attend an approved Council Wider Opportunity trip.




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 COUNCIL

SERVICES &

RESOURCES




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                                   Directions to the
                           Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                      Monmouth Service Center and Council Shop
                                  242 Adelphia Road
                                Farmingdale, NJ 07727
                                    732-938-5454

From NORTH on the Garden State Parkway:
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 100B. Take Route 33 West toward Farmingdale.
Follow Route 33 to circle. Follow signs to Farmingdale at stop sign, turn left onto Route 547.
Continue several miles to stop sign (Mobile Station on right). Turn right on Route 524; proceed
through Farmingdale, as road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. Service Center is
approximately 1.5 miles on the right. Girl Scout sign indicates driveway (2nd Girl Scouts of the
Jersey Shore sign).


From SOUTH on the Garden State Parkway:
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 98. Follow the signs for 195 West-Trenton. Take exit
31B- Farmingdale/Allaire State Park (Route 524). Go through traffic light (approximately 3 miles),
as road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. Service Center is approximately 1.5 miles on
the right. Girl Scout sign indicates driveway (2nd Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore sign).



From SOUTH on the New Jersey Turnpike:
Take New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 7A - Shore Points. Take 195 East to Exit 31B
Farmingdale/Allaire State Park (Route 524). Go through the traffic light; proceed through
Farmingdale, as road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. Service Center is
approximately 1.5 miles on the right. Girl Scout sign indicates driveway (2nd Girl Scouts of the
Jersey Shore sign).



From NORTH or SOUTH on Route 9:
At intersections of Route 9 and Route 524, travel east following the signs to Farmingdale, Service
Center is several miles on the right. Girl Scout sign indicates driveway.




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                                     Directions to the
                               Girl Scouts the Jersey Shore
                          Ocean Service Center and Council Shop
                                  1405 Old Freehold Rd
                                  Toms River, NJ 08753
                                      732-349-4499



From North Jersey
Garden State Parkway South to Exit 82 – Seaside and Toms River. Route 37 East – stay to right.
Take first jughandle to Route 166 North, crossing over Route 37. The Crystal Diner is on your right.
Bear to the right at next traffic light onto Old Freehold Rd (cemetery will be on left). Continue on
Old Freehold Rd, past Toms River North High School. The Girl Scout Service Center is
approximately ¾ mile north on right, past the golf course and Bey Lea Nursing Home.

From South Jersey
Garden State Parkway North to Exit 83 – Pleasant Plains Exit. At first traffic light turn Right. This is
Bay Ave (Route 571). At the next traffic light make a left onto Old Freehold Rd. The Girl Scout
Service Center is approx. ¾ mile on right, past the golf course and Bey Lea Nursing Home.

From Route 70
70 East to Route 571 approx. 3-4 miles from Lakehurst. Right on 571, approx. 5 traffic lights to Old
Freehold Rd. (you will cross over Route 9), left on Old Freehold Rd. Girl Scout Service Center is ¾
mile on the right side. You will pass Bey Lea Golf Course and Nursing Home




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                                      Directions to the
                              Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                Program Activity Center
                                    127 Yellow Brook Rd.
                                   Farmingdale, NJ 07727
                                       732-938-5454



From the Garden State Parkway
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 98. Follow the signs for 195 West-Trenton. Take
Exit 31B for Farmingdale-Allaire State Park (Route 524). Go through the traffic light and town of
Farmingdale (approximately 3 miles). As road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524.
Make a right at Yellow Brook Road. About ¾ mile on left will be Activity Center, just before the
water tower.


From the NJ Turnpike
Take NJ Turnpike Exit 7A for Shore Points, 195 East. Go East on 195 to Exit 31B for Farmingdale-
Allaire State Park (Route 524). Go through the traffic light and town of Farmingdale. As road
curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524.
*Make right on Yellow Brook Road, Program Activity Center is approximately ¾ mile on left side,
just before the water tower.


From Route 9 North or South
At the intersection of Route 9 and Route 524 (Adelphia Road) (3 miles South of Freehold
Raceway Mall), go East on Rt. 524, following the signs for Adelphia-Farmingdale. Proceed past
Service Center to Yellow Brook Road, make left.
Program Activity Center is approximately ¾ mile on left side, just before the water tower.


From the East
Take Route 66 to Route 33 West to Collingswood Circle. At the circle, go ¾ around to Route 34
South. At the second light, turn right on to Belmar Boulevard. When Belmar Boulevard ends,
turn right onto Route 524. Continue through town of Farmingdale (approximately 2 miles). As
road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. Make a right at Yellow Brook Road.
Program Activity Center is approximately ¾ mile on left side, just before the water tower.


From the North
Take Route 34 South to the Collingswood Circle. At the circle, go ¾ around to Route 34 South.
At the second light, turn right on to Belmar Boulevard. When Belmar Boulevard ends, turn right
onto Route 524. Continue through town of Farmingdale (approximately 2 miles). As road
curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. *Make right on Yellow Brook Road, Program
Activity Center is approximately ¾ mile on left side, just before the water tower.


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                                    Directions to the
                             Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                       Lakeside Activity Center, Camp Sacajawea
                           Route 524, Camp Sacajawea, Farmingdale
From the Garden State Parkway
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 98. Follow the signs for 195
West-Trenton. Take Exit 31B for Farmingdale-Allaire State Park (Route 524).
Go through the traffic light and town of Farmingdale (approximately 3
miles). As road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route 524. Camp Sacajawea
and service center will be about 1-1/2 miles on the right. As you enter the service center at 242
Adelphia Rd, stay left and follow the road into the camp. You will see signs for Lakeside Activity
Center.

From the NJ Turnpike
Take NJ Turnpike Exit 7A for Shore Points, 195 East. Go East on 195 to Exit
31B for Farmingdale-Allaire State Park (Route 524). Go through the traffic
light and town of Farmingdale (Camp Sacajawea and Service Center will be
about approximately 3 miles). As road curves almost 90 degrees stay on Route
524, another 1-1/2 miles on the right. As you enter the service center at 242 Adelphia Road, stay
left and follow the road into the camp. You will see signs for Lakeside Activity Center.

From Route 9 North or South
At the intersection of Route 9 and Route 524 (3 miles South of Freehold
Raceway Mall), go East, following the signs for Adelphia-Farmingdale. Camp
Sacajawea and Service Center are 4 miles East of that intersection on the
left (North) side. As you enter the service center at 242 Adelphia Rd, stay left and follow the road
into the camp. You will see signs for Lakeside Activity Center.

From the East
Take Route 66 to Route 33 West to Collingswood Circle. At the circle, go ¾
around to Route 34 South. At the second light, turn right on to Belmar
Boulevard. When Belmar Boulevard ends, turn right onto Route 524. Continue
through town of Farmingdale (approximately 3 miles). As road curves almost
90 degrees stay on Route 524. Camp Sacajawea and Service Center will be
about another 1-1/2 miles on the right. As you enter the service center at 242 Adelphia Road, stay
left and follow the road into the camp. You will see signs for Lakeside Activity Center.

From the North
Take Route 34 South to the Collingswood Circle. At the circle, go ¾ around
to Route 34 South. At the second light, turn right on to Belmar Boulevard.
When Belmar Boulevard ends, turn right onto Route 524. Continue through
town of Farmingdale (approximately 3 miles). As road curves almost 90
degrees stay on Route 524. Camp Sacajawea and Service Center will be about
another 1-1/2 miles on the right. As you enter the service center at 242 Adelphia Rd, stay left and
follow the road into the camp. You will see signs for Lakeside Activity Center.




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                                      Directions to the
                               Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
                                     Camp Amity Acres
                                         Jones Road
                                       Waretown, NJ



From NORTH on the Garden State Parkway:
Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 69 Waretown. After toll make a left towards Wells Mills
County Park. Continue for several miles passing Ocean County Vocational School and Wells Mills
County Park. At fork go left (Brookville Road). Continue on Brookville Road pass Boy Scout Camp.
Opposite small white church on right make a left on to a dirt road (Jones Road). Follow Jones
Road to end (go slow). Gate directly ahead is parking lot. Gate on left is to Friendship Lodge.

From SOUTH on the Garden State Parkway:
Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 69 Waretown. Make a left at end of ramp and follow
directions as above.

From Jackson/New Egypt:
Take Route 537 (or 538) to 539 South. Follow 539 to Route 72 and turn left. Watch for Route 554
(Barnegat) on left. Take 554 to Brookville Road (first road on left). Follow Brookville Road to a
white church on left. Turn right onto dirt road (Jones Road) opposite church. Follow Jones Road
to camp. Gate on left is to Friendship Lodge. Gate directly ahead is to parking area.




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