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									       GSHNJ Annual MeetingSaturday Morning, February 20, 2010Crowne Plaza Somerset Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873
                                                                                                                                                                          February 12, 2010 v.12

                                                                                                                                        *All program participants must be registered prior to the day of the
                                                                                                                                        program. Two weeks ahead is best as we must alert the presenters to
                                                                                                                                        prepare enough materials to run the program. This is even true for Free

   happenings from the heart                                                                                                            programs such as the Gold Award workshops as we also need to prepare
                                                                                                                                        materials for the girls ahead of the workshop. Please do not walk in
                                                                                                                                        unregistered to any program. Thank you.

 A Bi-Weekly Publication of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey                                                                                           inside this issue
think spring, think march programs*
#      PROGRAM                                  DATE       START      END        COST   LOCATION
                                                                                                                                        1        GSHNJ March Programs
3088   Top Chef                                 March2     4:00 PM    5:30 PM    $25    Senorita's Mexican Grill                                                             REMINDER:
3037   Gold Award Workshop: Journeys (NEW)      March2     7:00 PM    8:30 PM    Free   North Branch Service Center                                                  Membership Directors’ Café
       Gold Award Workshop: Go For It! (OLD)
       Brownie Safety Sense
       Girl Scouts-a-Rama
       Japanese Marbling
                                                           7:00 PM
                                                           2:00 PM
                                                           10:00 AM
                                                           12:30 PM
                                                                      8:30 PM
                                                                      4:00 PM
                                                                      2:30 PM
                                                                      3:00 PM
                                                                                        North Branch Service Center
                                                                                        Somerville Martial Arts Academy
                                                                                        Camden Elementary School
                                                                                        Montclair Service Center
                                                                                                                                        2&3                           West eld Service Center
                                                                                                                                                                   2/27/10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00
3069   Pets                                     March6     12:00 PM   3:00 PM    $15    St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center                        More Program
                                                           9:30 AM
                                                           10:00 AM
                                                                      12:00 PM
                                                                      2:00 PM
                                                                                        Montclair Service Center
                                                                                        Printmaking Council of NJ
                                                                                                                                                  Department News
3078   Smart Sitter                             March6     9:00 AM    3:00 PM    $50    North Branch Service Center
3095   Your Best Defense                        March7     11:00 AM   2:00 PM    $25    Somerville Martial Arts Academy                          QSP On-line Magazine
3037   Gold Award Workshop: Go For It! (OLD)    March8     7:00 PM    8:30 PM    Free   West eld Service Center                                   Program
3017   Creative Solutions                       March9     6:30 PM    8:30 PM    $23    Montclair Service Center
       Mellow Out
       Gold Award Workshop: Journeys (NEW)
                                                           6:30 PM
                                                           7:00 PM
                                                                      8:30 PM
                                                                      8:30 PM
                                                                                        North Branch Service Center
                                                                                        West eld Service Center
                                                                                                                                                 Double your Nut Earnings
3076   Ready Set Go Camping                     March12    6:30 PM    8:00 PM    $16    Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center                  with a Booth Sale
3003   Artistic Crafts: Glass Art               March13    2:00 PM    4:00 PM    $40    "Glass Roots, Inc"
3012   Brownie Water Fun                        March13    7:00 PM    9:30 PM    $18    Somerset Valley YMCA                                     Fall Cookie Incentives are In
3019   Designing Divas                          March13    12:30 PM   2:00 PM    $16    Montclair Service Center
3019   Designing Divas                          March13    10:30 AM   12:00 PM   $16    Montclair Service Center
3038   Graphic Communications                   March13    9:00 AM    12:00 PM   $30    Printmaking Council of NJ                                New Jersey Transit Cookie
3098   Horse Fan Badge                          March13    2:00 PM    4:00 PM    $45    Willow Pond Farm                                          Booth Sales Sign-ups!
3047   JR Kidz Care                             March13    1:00 PM    3:00 PM    $27    North Branch Service Center
3047   JR Kidz Care                             March13    9:00 AM    11:30 AM   $27    North Branch Service Center
3073   Prints & Graphics                        March13    12:30 PM   3:30 PM    $27    Printmaking Council of NJ                                Cookie Sale Posters Coming
3075   Queen of Cakes                           March13    9:00 AM    12:00 PM   $35    Hunterdon Cty Vo-Tech                                     to a NJT Station Near You
3079   Sky Search                               March13    12:00 PM   2:00 PM    $12    RVCC Planetarium
3029   Everyone Belongs - Japan                 March14    12:00 PM   2:00 PM    $18    North Branch Service Center                                                  SERVICE UNIT MEETINGS
       Everyone Belongs - Japan
       Lead On!
       Spring Egg-Stravaganza
       Japanese Marbling
                                                           3:00 PM
                                                           6:30 PM
                                                           7:00 PM
                                                           12:30 PM
                                                                      5:00 PM
                                                                      8:30 PM
                                                                      9:00 PM
                                                                      3:30 PM
                                                                                        North Branch Service Center
                                                                                        North Branch Service Center
                                                                                        Bridgewater Middle School
                                                                                        Printmaking Council of NJ
                                                                                                                                        4&5      Troop Montclair
                                                                                                                                                                     (Dates and times subject to change)
                                                                                                                                                                     Location                Date
3057   Me and My Gal Art Party                  March20    5:00 PM    7:00 PM    $21    Hunterdon Museum of Art                                   News North Branch                          5/5/10
3069   Pets                                     March20    12:00 PM   3:00 PM    $15    St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
3078   Smart Sitter                             March20    9:00 AM    3:00 PM    $50    North Branch Service Center                                                  West eld                5/11/10
3082   Space Explorers                          March20    12:00 PM   2:00 PM    $15    RVCC Planetarium                                                             Teleconference          3/23/10, 4/20/10
3085   Stickley Style                           March20    10:00 AM   3:00 PM    $29    The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
3103   Junior Self Defense Workshop             March21    1:00 PM    2:30 PM    $20    Mixed Martial Arts Academy                      Registration for GSHNJ Resident and Day
3083   Speaking in Sign                         March21    12:00 PM   2:00 PM    $18    North Branch Service Center                     Camp is open! Camp program information
3083   Speaking in Sign                         March21    3:00 PM    5:00 PM    $18    North Branch Service Center
3083   Speaking in Sign                         March21    6:00 PM    8:00 PM    $18    North Branch Service Center                     and registration forms are available on our
3037   Gold Award Workshop: Go For It! (OLD)    March24    7:00 PM    8:30 PM    Free   Montclair Service Center                        website. Click on the links below to view or
3005   Artistic Crafts: Pottery                 March25    6:00 PM    8:30 PM    $25    Barbara's Ceramically Yours
3106   Looking Your Best                        March27    10AM       12:00 PM   $19    North Branch Service Center                     call 908 725-1226 ext 124 for camp support.
3106   Looking Your Best                        March27    1:00 PM    3PM        $19    North Branch Service Center
       Bio Trac
       History Day; Life Before Girl Scouting
                                                           10:00 AM
                                                           9:00 AM
                                                                      2:00 PM
                                                                      12:00 PM
                                                                                        Kean University Ctr. for Science & Technology
                                                                                        Van Horne House
                                                                                                                                        Think summer...
3088   Top Chef                                 March27    11:00 AM   12:30 PM   $25    Senorita's Mexican Grill
3069   Pets                                     March27    12:00 PM   3:00 PM    $15    St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
3078   Smart Sitter                             March27    9:00 AM    3:00 PM    $50    Montclair Service Center
3070   Photography                              March 28   12:30 PM   3:00 PM    $35    West eld Service Center                                                                       Day Camp
 The Uniquely Girls events that had been scheduled on 2/5/10 in West eld and Montclair and were cancelled due to
  the impending storm have been rescheduled for 2/19/10. The locations and times will remain the same.
 The Service Unit Manager Teleconference has been rescheduled to March 23rd. This call will replace all March
  face-to-face SUM and VIP meetings (previously scheduled for March 3rd in North Branch, March 15th in West eld, Resident Camp
  and March 3rd in Montclair). In preparation for the call you will receive SUM updates via email and a SUM training
  Powerpoint. Please contact your Field Executive with any questions you may have.
                   GSHNJ is hiring! Please follow this link to view job postings on our website.
                                                           **PLEASE NOTE** The Program Department welcomes troops who will be bridging to the next level at the
                                                           end of their year, to attend a program for that higher level as part of their bridging requirements. For example: 3rd
                                                           grade Brownie troops can go to a GSHNJ Junior event that appears in the Program Guide to experience what it is like
                                                           to go to a Junior program. The patch earned will be at the level the event has been designed for – a brownie troop
                                                           attending the Junior Sky Search program will receive the Junior Sky Search badge. Any questions, please call or
                                                           e-mail the Program Department, 973-746-8200,

more program department news
Program: Looking Your Best
                                                           North Branch -
Date:        March 27, 2010
Time: (two sessions available)
             10 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR                          girls along with a parent or guardian can
             1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Relax and have fun creating fabulous looks for your
                                                           participate NOW!!!
face, hair and wardrobe. Top it o with healthy snacks      Click on the Solve it Together icon to participate in the on-line magazine ordering program.
and a trip down the runway to model your unique style!     Customer orders placed by 2/21 will count towards girls’ incentives and troop pro t! Act now to
Girls will learn a personal hygiene routine, do aerobics   give customers time to place their order before the 2/21 deadline.
and yoga, have a color party to learn what colors are
right for them! This program is for 3rd Grade Brownies
& Juniors and will be held at the North Branch Service     want to double your nut earnings?
Center. Minimum 30 girls Max 60 girls.                     Nut/candy and magazine sales are under way in the North Branch area. Consider
Fee: $19.00 per girl (No cookie credits)                   a “no risk” booth sale between 3/15 and 3/28 and add to your troop earnings! For details click on
                                                           the Booth Sales icon.
JR. SWIMMING BADGE PROGRAM                                 fall cookie incentives are in!
FEBRUARY 20                                                Fall SU Cookie Managers have received all the girls’ cookie patches and other
The Junior Swimming badge                                  incentives. Troop Cookie Managers/Leaders should be sure to pick up and
program originally scheduled for                           distribute the incentives to the girls who worked so hard to earn them.
February 6, 2010 from 7p.m. to 9:30
p.m. has been re-scheduled to Febru-                                  Montclair/West eld                                             2010
ary 20, 2010 same time, same place!                               initial cookie orders are in!                                    Goal                            1,000,000 boxes
 Description: Have a blast in the pool while completing     Let the Booth Sales & reorders begin!
the requirements for the Junior Swim badge. You must                   Customers can be
be able to swim in deep water for this badge. You will                                                                                                                660,000 boxes
try out PFD’s (lifejackets), learn some rst aid, and
jump into the deep water while playing a game using
the buddy check system. You will try to imitate sh and
other water animals and nish the night with some
free swim time. Program is being held at Somerset             and help us march to 1,000,000!
Valley YMCA; Bridgewater, NJ. Minimum 40 girls              Check back later to see how much we
Maximum 100 girls
Fee: $18 per girl                                                have lled the cookie jar.

Be sure to look for the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Girl Scout
Cookie Sale posters on display at a New Jersey Transit station near
you. The posters will be on display from February 15 - March 14! 

The NJT booth sale schedule is available. Please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager to check if there is an approved train
station located in your Service Unit. All booth sale requests should go through your Service Unit Cookie Manager and will be
forwarded to the council for approval.

Note: If your troop wants to have a booth sale (NJT or other) outside of the service unit, your Service Unit Cookie Manager must
contact the Service Unit Cookie Manager in that service unit for permission.
                GSHNJ is hiring! Please follow this link to view job postings on our website.

coming soon to the GSHNJ program department
                     Uniquely Milk and Cookies!
What:       Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is pleased to o er programming that focuses on the critical issue of self-esteem among ‘tween and teenage
            Uniquely Milk and Cookies will follow the “Uniquely ME!” Curriculum, developed by Girl Scouts USA in
            partnership with Dove, designed to address the nationwide problem of low self-esteem among girls.
            The core program curriculum, which integrates the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, consists of activities and informa
            tion that help girls understand and build self-esteem. While participating, girls will enjoy a delicious milk and cookie party.
            Since its inception, “Uniquely ME!” resources and programs have touched more than 200,000 girls nation wide. We are thrilled to be
            able to o er these resources to you in a continued e ort to build girls of courage, con dence, and character.
Who:        Uniquely Milk and Cookies will ask Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts to take a critical look at possible
            sources of positive and negative messages in their lives including media images of girls and women, relationships and physical and mental
            self image. Activities provided will boost self esteem, explore healthy relationships, and celebrate the beauty inherent in each and every
Cost:       $6 per girl
Where:      Please join us at the Kearney Scout House, 635 Kearny Ave, Kearny NJ, 07032 for Uniquely Milk and Cookies!
When:       March 20, 2010. Choose from Session 1 - 10:30 AM to 12PM or Session 2 - 1:30PM-3PM
            For program questions, contact Jean Clarson,, (973) 746-8200x131
            For registration questions, contact Renee Jackson, , (973) 746-8200 x 141.
                                                           Hope to see you there!

                                                       Silver Award Picnic
What:       Join us to celebrate the great achievements of this year’s Silver Award recipients with a day of fun and delicious barbecue! In order to
            be honored at the Silver Award Picnic, please turn in all of your paperwork by April 1st, 2010.
When:       Saturday, May 8th at the OVAL camp in Maplewood, NJ from 1-3 pm!                              SAVE THESE DATES!
                                                                                           Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
                                                                                           Saturday, March 3, 2010
        Don’t Miss Out on Uniquely ME! “Mellow Out”
                                                                                       Uniquely You!
               Program to Focus on Girl’s Self Esteem
                                                                                       Juniors: April 24, 2010 or May 22, 2010
Mellow Out is a new program which encourages girls to take a break from cyberspace At Camp DeWitt
and journey into inner space. This program provides the opportunity for Cadettes,
Seniors, and Ambassadors (girls ages 11-17) to embark on a path of self-discovery with Uniquely You!
a unique chance to focus on goals, dreams, and self awareness.                         Morning Session – Juniors
                                                                                       Afternoon session – Older Girls
When:          March 10th and April 14
                                                                                       Saturday, May 15, 2010
Contact: For program questions, contact Jean Clarson,               At The OVAL
               (973) 746-8200x131
               For registration questions, contact Renee Jackson, Girl Scout Days @ Great Adventure
               (973) 746-8200 x 141                                                    April 24 or April 25, 2010
                    GSHNJ is hiring! Please follow this link to view job postings on our website.

GSHNJ troop news
Marion Sampaio and Sandi Sampaio Duncan, Leaders, Troop 4252, Franklin Township,
write:                                      We would like to share these photos of our troop helping out at
                                                                                                       the Hunterdon Diversity Council's Martin Luther King Day of
                                                                                                       Service and have also included photos of us participating in the
                                                                                                       scarecrow building contest that we participated in last fall, an
                                                                                                       event also sponsored by the Hunterdon Diversity Council.

Denise Riley, Leader, Troop 40946, Plain eld, NJ writes:
My girls received their rst certi cate of appreciation from the National Defense Foundation for participating in
the ‘America's Children for America's Heroes Operation Appreciation’ program.

Michelle Tropper and Cheryl Thiemann, Leaders, Troop 40914, Fanwood-Scotch Plains, Service Unit
(SU56) write:
Girl Scout Troop #40914 of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service Unit (SU56) partici-       Training and received certi cation as a peer mentor for autistic children. The girls
pated in a full day of service during the rst annual Martin Luther King Day of          also made personal donations of cell phones, toothpaste and their own pocket
Service in Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Six Juniors, one Cadette, and three adult         money to various charities represented at the JCC, including earthquake victims
members of the troop participated in an array of activities throughout the day,         in Haiti. The girls ended the day with a traditional Girl Scout friendship circle,
donating their time and creativity to projects that will bene t both young and          where each girl shared what she enjoyed most about the day. Most agreed that
old, our troops, cancer patients and autistic children.                                 making the wheelchair bags was their favorite activity, and the reason was that
We began the day at the JCC of Central NJ for the opening ceremony. The girls           they know that their work will put a smile on someone else's face.
decorated a poster about courage and shared their thoughts about what embod-
ies courage with the community. They went on to Fanwood Presbyterian Church
where they worked with volunteers to create wheelchair bags for local nursing
homes and Childrens' Specialized Hospital. The girls selected fabrics, picked and
cut patterns for the bags, and watched volunteers sew them together. After a
brief lunch the troop went on to YMCA Annex at Union Catholic High School and
created valentines for our troops ghting overseas. At the end of the day, a
couple of girls went to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and donated some boxed
food to their pantry and watched a video to learn about the charity. The Cadette
member of the troop participated in the Autism Tours with Brianna Mentor

Doris Nicholson, Leader, Troop 51311, Service Unit 12, Jersey City writes:
Our troop participated in the “My Guy and Me Bowling Nite,” a SU 12 run program. The girls and
their fathers or other male member of their family shared a fun evening of bowling. Michele
Homes, our Service Unit Manager, “It was great to get the dads out for a change, as the troop
leaders usually only get to meet the moms of our girls.”
Doris also writes:
We also attended the free play, ‘Like Father, Like Son,’ hosted by the Miller Branch Public Library.
The play addressed the topic of alcoholism and its e ects on the community and family. After
the play we went back stage to meet some of the cast members and Jersey City Councilwoman,
Viola Richardson.
We Would Love to Receive Your Troop News and Photos! Please Forward Them To: Thanks!

GSHNJ troop news
Christa Reineke, Leader, Troop 65410, and SUM South Plain eld writes:
South Plain eld (SU#63) Junior Girl Scouts had fun the weekend of Jan 22-24 at Camp Hoover.
The weekend, a Silver Award Project for two senior scouts from Troop 65410, was spent earning
the Theater and Music Fan badges. After making masks and four musical instruments, the troops
performed in the nal "Jam-boree," showing o their newly found talents in their skit and
musical number.

She also writes:
Older Girl Scouts in South Plain eld (SU#63) recently learned
about stress and relaxation from Physical Therapist, Patrice                                            First Girl Scouts Heart of
Graham, DPT, and Recreation Therapist, Theresa Huslage,
CTRS. While earning the IPA, “From Stress to Success,” the girls                                        New Jersey “Uniquely Girls”
learned about stress recognition, massage, aromatherapy,                                                Event — Declared a Success!
and guided imagery. They also learned about Physical                                                    Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey held its rst
Therapy, Recreation Therapy, and Rehab Psychology as career                                             “uniquely Girls” event at Curries Woods in Jersey
options.                                                                                                City. The program included various activities
                                                                                                        that focused on health & tness such as running
                                                                                                        an obstacle course, team building games, jump
Kristin Gallagher, Leader, Junior Troop 94310 , Service                                                 rope basics, food label facts and an introduction
Unit 93 in Stewartsville writes:                                                                        to yoga. Afterwards, the girls had an apple and
                                                                                                        water for their healthy snack and were all given
On January 15th, we held a FUN community service event at Greenwich Elementary School                   a jump rope, nutrition bookmark, and a
entitled, "Bedtime Stories." Approximately 100 Girl Scouts from Daisy to Cadette level came             participation certi cate.
together to watch the Disney movie, "Bedtime Stories," enjoy cookies and milk, and make a
bookmark craft. Girls wore their pajamas to the event! Each girl brought donations of new
pajamas and new and gently-used children's books which the troop is donating to Valley Youth

Since kindergarten, this troop has followed the principle of "kids supporting kids." As Daisy Girl
Scouts, they collected and donated stu ed animals. When they became Brownies and were
learning to read themselves, they held a "Book Bonanza." As young Juniors, they organized a
"Healthy Habits" try-it workshop where younger scouts learned about personal hygiene. At that
event, they collected and donated toiletries. Now, as they plan to move to Cadettes, they've
expanded to pajamas and books!

I would like to acknowledge several very important community partners, namely Colalillo
ShopRite of Greenwich and Lehigh Valley Dairies, who provided refreshments for the girls to serve.
I also want to acknowledge the sta of the Greenwich School, especially Dan Fallon who helped us
with technical support. Junior Troop 94310 has done a great job of brainstorming fun Girl Scout
events, utilizing community resources, and working together as a troop to get the "job" done. Our
troop and the girls who attended had a lot of fun...and did a lot of good for other children in need!

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