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GSHNJ Annual MeetingSaturday Morning, February 20, 2010Crowne 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 3037 3007 3036 3044 Gold Award Workshop: Go For It! (OLD) Brownie Safety Sense Girl Scouts-a-Rama Japanese Marbling March3 March6 March6 March6 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:30 PM 8:30 PM 4:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM Free $20 $13 $30 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 3070 3070 Photography Photography March6 March6 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM $35 $35 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 3059 3037 Mellow Out Gold Award Workshop: Journeys (NEW) March10 March11 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 8:30 PM $16 Free 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 3029 3054 3084 3044 Everyone Belongs - Japan Lead On! Spring Egg-Stravaganza Japanese Marbling March14 March16 March19 March20 3:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 12:30 PM 5:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 3:30 PM $18 $23 $18 $30 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 5/18/10 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 3102 3040 Bio Trac History Day; Life Before Girl Scouting March27 March27 10:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM 12:00 PM $25 $17 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 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT! 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, email@example.com. more program department news NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT! 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. SPACE AVAILABLE 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 2/8/10 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! NJ TRANSIT BOOTH SALES! 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 girls. 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 girl. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (973) 746-8200x131 For registration questions, contact Renee Jackson, email@example.com , (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, firstname.lastname@example.org At The OVAL (973) 746-8200x131 For registration questions, contact Renee Jackson, email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 House. 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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