Is it really almost April? Hard to believe another year
has almost snuck by.
Reminder that our next leader meeting is April 1st at
7:30 PM. We have some exciting news to share and some of
the Dance pictures to distribute. If you cannot make it
please ask another parent from the troop to attend.
Thanks to the troops that accepted the
Proclamations at the Fanwood
and Scotch Plains Town meetings. Hopefully some of the
you saw them at the meeting or on the RV Replay. I think
they did a fantastic job.
Arirang Fundraiser – I was talking with a Leader of a
Union Troop and she told me about an exciting Fundraiser
they are running at Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse on May 16th.
This is open to all levels. See
flyer for the details. Contact LaTanya directly if you
have any questions about the event.
Cookies – Strive for Five clarification –
- Troops are allowed to order more cookies during our
goal getter period or for booth sales. Strive for Five”
is a program designed to increase YOUR cookie sales! By
asking customers who might have planned to only purchase
two or three boxes of cookies to jump to five boxes, it
becomes a win for everyone! You’ll get more sales
experience, more incentives, and more troop proceeds
plus your customers have a chance to win an Apple iPad.
- Customers who buy five (or more!) boxes of cookies
win an entry into the iPad drawing. For every five boxes
your customer purchases, they can enter. So, for
example, if your customer buys 15 boxes of cookies, they
are entitled to enter 3 times. (This also applies to
people who already purchased 5 boxes.)
- The troop that sold cookies to the winner of the
iPad gets a pizza party for their entire troop. The
Service Unit with the highest increase of sales over
their 2012 cookie season total will be awarded $500.
- Any orders will need to be ordered by the leader as
a goal getter/booth sale order in the transactions tab.
These cookies will be picked up at council on a
Thursday, Friday or Saturday March 21-April 20th.
GSHNJ Summer Camp Open Houses – Want to find out more
about their programs? Attend one of the Open Houses and get
your questions answered.
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Looking for something to do with your troop this summer?
Check out the programs offered by Council.
- Tree Top Adventures (Partial Course) in June: Try
your hand at the exhilarating obstacle courses suspended
between trees. Journey through the woods 10 feet off of
the ground on zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble
nests, swinging logs and much more!
Learn more here.
- Mountain Creek Waterpark in July: Mountain Creek
Waterpark is where winter’s white snow turns into
summer’s cool water! As the area's largest waterpark,
Mountain Creek has over two dozen different rides,
slides and attractions for the entire family at its
picturesque mountain setting. GSHNJ is offering a great
package deal allowing you and your troop or family to
spend the day at the park, enjoy an “all you can eat“
buffet for lunch and take home a patch, too!
More information here.
Any questions please let us know.
Chris Quesada (Manager - Service Unit
Join the Fun of Girl Scouting
Fanwood and Scotch Plains girls in kindergarten to 12th
grade can have fun all year long by becoming Girl Scouts.
Girls have fun and enjoy activities with other girls of the
same age while they learn by doing, make new friends, and
learn about themselves and their world. Since the Girl
Scouts will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2012, this
will be an exciting year in the organization.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Community of Girl Scouts will
hold an informational meeting for adults and girls
interested in joining Girl Scouts on Wednesday, September 19,
2012 at 7:00 pm in the dining room of Fanwood Presbyterian
Church (enter door through Marian Ave).
Kindergarten and first-grade girls can join Daisy Girl
Scouts. Older girls can join one of the
Fanwood-Scotch Plains Girl Scout troops, which span from
kindergarten through high school. A registration fee of $24
per girl or adult volunteer will be collected at the
The formation of new troops, especially at the Daisy
level, depends upon adults volunteering to be leaders. Girl
Scouting needs caring adults to provide guidance and
leadership to enable the girls of today to become the
confident young leaders of tomorrow. Free training is
provided for all adult volunteers, and ongoing support is
abundantly available. Volunteers are also needed to help
with short-term projects such as fun events, badge workshops
and cookie sales.
Fanwood-Scotch Plains is part of the Girl Scouts Heart of
New Jersey Council, which covers 7 counties across central
New Jersey. For more information about FSP Girl Scouts
please call Chris Quesada at (908) 233-5943 or review this
looking for Adult volunteers
Want to lend a hand? We have many open positions on the
FSPGS Service Team and we are always looking for leaders.
Would you like to be a leader, perhaps an event organizer,
or perhaps as a school organizer, or any other function?
Click here to complete the Adult Volunteer Interest Form
Someone from the Fanwood Scotch Plains Girl Scout
Community Service Team will get back to you shortly.
DID YOUR DAUGHTER DO TODAY?
As a Girl Scout parent, you know Girl Scouting helps ordinary girls
do extraordinary things. Did you also know that 70% of the women in
Congress were Girl Scouts? Do you see Girl Scouts helping your
daughter become better at managing her time? Developing leadership
skills? Becoming more responsible? These are just some of the
wonderful things Girl Scouting provides our daughters.
What you may not know is
how crucial your financial support is to Girl Scouts … and
especially to the Heart of New Jersey Council.
The dollars you donate
will help run our LOCAL council (including the Westfield store),
create LOCAL programming (badge workshops, Silver/Gold training, CPR
certifications for leaders), maintain properties such as our beloved
Camp Hoover, home to our LOCAL encampment.
In other words, these funds directly benefit your daughter!
We believe Girl Scouting
offers our daughters opportunities and skills they might not
otherwise have. We think it is a program worth supporting
financially, in addition to the $24 registration fee — all of which
goes to GS(USA).
Simply put, your Annual
Family Campaign gift is an investment in something close to home and
close to your heart: your daughter.
Remember, your gift is
TAX DEDUCTIBLE and stays in our LOCAL community. Please consult with
your financial and tax advisors regarding your specific
You may return your donation in the envelope provided by your leader
(mailed directly to Council) or use our secure online site at
Please check with your employer to see if they will match your gift!
Girls in Scouting learn
leadership confidence and competence. They learn to work with others
but be themselves. In short, they become better people.
2013 Gold Awardees recognized
Memorial Day Parade
Debra Slaugh Recognized
Troop 40969 visits Washington DC
Koko walks Daisy Troop 40329 to end of
their Animal Journey
Scotch Plains Plant-A-Tree Campaign Hopes to Replenish Those
Lost to Sandy
Scotch Plains Girl Scouts Deliver Cookies to Union Beach
Fanwood & Scotch Plains recognize
Girl Scouts Week
SPF Girl Scouts enjoy Me & My Guy
Junior Pet Care Workshop
Brownie Girl Scouts entertain at
Party in the Park
Girl Scout Promise
honor, I will try:
serve God* and my country,
people at all times,
live by the Girl Scout Law.
* The word "God" can be interpreted in
a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When
reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word
"God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
responsible for what
I say and do,
respect myself and
use resources wisely,
make the world a
better place, and
be a sister to every