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Amazing Journey

NASA astronaut answers girls’ questions

Stepping Up

One mother’s effort to fill a void in her daughter’s life

Lesson Learned

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Volume 4 • Issue 1

Girls and parents share their cookie knowledge


What did you do today? (800) 785-2090 girlscoutsjs.org

Girl Scouts has come a long way in the past year. Locally, we began implementing a new, dynamically flexible model for providing Girl Scouts. Nationally, GSUSA unveiled its new brand materials.

Board of Directors Dr. Grace Hickey On the surface, this refresh is President nothing more than a new logo Judy Hart First Vice President and a slightly different shade Wendy Galloway of green. When you look Second Vice President Frances Keane deeper however, you On the Cover: Daisy Girl Scouts participate in an Third Vice President see a commitment to activity during a program that prepares young girls Mary Anne Gearing for the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale. Secretary the future. Bonnie Chankalian Later this year, Treasurer JoAnn McCann we will begin Immediate Past President, celebrating Girl Ex-Officio Members at Large Annette Brown Julian Castellanos Carolyn Coates Dolores Coulter Jim DeAngelis Barbara Dunzelman Diane Friel-Padlo Robin Fitzmaurice Tom Halpin Karen Kavanagh Roger Keil Helene E. Koseff Marie Lucier-Woodruff Janet Malkemes Barbara McMorrow Anne Nachman Margaret O’Meara Charles Richter Penny Rone Rosalind Seawright Adam Servodio Shrabanee Shah Roberta Sheridan Ben Waldron April Yezzi Girl Representatives Alissa Cappelleri Jessica Christiansen Maria DiBianca Brittany Emery Samantha Giffen Taylor Loving Erin Markov Steffanie Rosko

The Girl Scout Promise Executive Staff On my honor, I will try: Susan H. McClure To serve God and my country, Chief Executive Officer To help people at all times, Richard Renzulli And to live by the Girl Scout Law. Chief Operating Officer Bahiyyah Abdullah Senior Director, The Girl Scout Law Membership and Marketing I will do my best to be Jenny Cody honest and fair, Senior Director, Program friendly and helpful, Services considerate and caring, Patricia J. Kurz courageous and strong, and Senior Director, Facilities responsible for what I say and do, and Camping Services and to Pat Walsh respect myself and others, Senior Director, respect authority, Fund Development and use resources wisely, Public Relations make the world a better place, and Karen Welch be a sister to every Girl Scout. Senior Director, Financial Services

Susan H. McClure

Scouts' 100th anniversary. It's only by reflecting upon where we Dr. Grace Hickey come from that we can accurately determine where we want to go. Part of the Girl Scouts' new brand encourages us to consider our own daily journeys. It's a simple question, with complex answers. "What did you do today?"

How do you answer that question? I went to work. I washed the clothes. I volunteered at the food pantry. I helped a young girl accomplish something she thought was impossible.

When you break your life into simple actions, "What did you do today?" is more than just a tagline or a positioning statement; it's a call to action. It's a call to not only engage girls in Girl Scouts, but also for adults to accept the challenge – the challenge to be responsible for both making our council the best it can be and also improving the lives of the girls around us. Over the next few days or weeks, as you go to bed, ask yourself that question, "What did you do today?" Is the answer something you're proud of? If you're involved in Girl Scouts, the answer to that question is always yes.

Susan H. McClure

Dr. Grace Hickey


Taking Charge

Mother creates troop for daughter’s benefit

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hen you ask five-year-old Carly Jones what she wants her Daisy troop to do in the future, her answer poses quite a challenge. “I would like my Girl Scout troop to travel to the moon,” she said. It’s an ambitious dream for a young girl who almost didn’t have a troop to call her own. Carly’s mother, Stacey, initially thought of joining Girl Scouts as Carly prepared to graduate preschool in Tinton Falls, but discovered a shortage of leaders in their area. Stacey knew Carly would be an active Girl Scout without a troop, but wanted her daughter to have Girl Scout experiences similar to what she had as a child. Rather than waiting for placement, Stacey decided to become a troop leader herself. “I felt that Carly would benefit from having special time where I could do something for us to be together,” Stacey said. “As children get older, there are less and less opportunities for parent involvement in their activities.” Stacey collected Early Bird applications at Carly’s preschool graduation. While doing so, the mother of one of Carly’s friends agreed to become assistant leader. Soon after, Stacey was learning how to lead a troop of energetic young girls. “The process of obtaining the forms from council and getting everything submitted and processed was fairly straightforward,” Stacey recalled. She also liked the simple training process. “It was very convenient, having two children at home, being able to complete my training online at the times that worked into my daily schedule best.” Stacey continues to rely on an extensive support network. “I

Stacey Jones leads her Daisy Troop in a friendship squeeze ceremony during the council’s Nov. 4 2010 Discover Our Oceans program. have been able to use the regional and leader training meetings to supplement my training,” she said. “They’ve been a great resource in getting questions answered and keeping everything running smoothly.” Even with training, Stacey’s first troop meeting was intimidating. “I was a bit nervous about how the girls would perceive this new experience,” she said. “The excitement the girls exuded throughout the meeting carried over to me as their leader. I was thrilled to see them enjoy themselves.” Stacey’s troop now has 10 girls, Carly and four girls Stacey recruited, plus an additional five placed by the council, all now in a troop thanks to Stacey’s decision to become involved. “Being a troop leader is a great experience,” she said. “There is definitely planning and preparation

work involved, but to give my daughter and the other girls a wonderful experience, I’m happy to do it. It’s a very worthwhile use of my time.” Others also notice Stacey’s efforts. “It’s a huge compliment when I have a troop parent stop me in passing and tell me how their daughter can’t wait to get back to the next meeting and how much she loves being a Girl Scout Daisy,” she said. “It’s wonderful to see the girls bonding together as a troop and friends.” Despite her success, Stacey still needs to deal with her daughter’s expectation of a troop trip to the moon. Fortunately, Carly is flexible. She says she’s willing to settle for a hayride. Would you like to lead a troop for your daughter or a group of girls in your community? If so, call (800) 785-2090 or e-mail info@girlscoutsjs.org.

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The Jersey Shore Speaks

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The benefits of the cookie sale... in your own words

ou’ve heard that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-based business activity in the world and you’ve been told that it teaches girls to set goals, make decisions, manage money, learn people skills and develop business ethics. But, are those lessons reaching girls themselves?

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook Region Troop 14. girls enjoy special journeys as well. reached out to its more than 1,700 “Goal setting can seem hard, but Excitement came from “achieving fans on Facebook to find out by asking once you have a goal to focus on our goal to earn enough money to two questions. Adults were asked, you can achieve anything,” said go on fun trips,” said Abigail Willmot, “What has your daughter learned Kelly Fitzpatrick, assistant leader a seven-year-old from Shoreline (or how has she grown) through of Troop 244 in Lacey Township. Troop 51. participation in the “Young girls always Abigail’s mother Samantha, who Girl Scout Cookie seem to look at the is also her troop leader, shared the “We went way beyond Sale?” They were prizes and shoot for excitement. “We went way beyond our goal last year and also asked to present the biggest ones, our goal last year and were able were able to not just their daughters with never letting anyone to not just go to the Adventure go to the Adventure the question, “What tell them, ‘You can’t,’ Aquarium and Camden Children’s Aquarium and Camden is the most exciting It’s awesome to see Garden, but also pay for our Children’s Garden, part of the Girl Scout it.” encampment at Camp Sacajawea,” but also pay for our Cookie Sale?” “Even though it she said. “The girls were so excited. The answers show encampment at Camp seemed like a lot of “We also made sure that we gave the Cookie Program is boxes to sell to reach back with some of our earnings as Sacajawea.” creating generations well,” she continued. “Last year we – Samantha Willmot their goal, they were of young entreable to not only reach donated to the Jersey Shore Animal preneurs with not only it, but exceed it,” said Shelter.” the courage to believe in themselves, Deirdre Pape leader of Toms River Helping your community, affording but also the personal strength to do Troop 97. “They also learned about an activity you love and exceeding great things. budgeting, so they knew what they your goals are all lessons that “All of our girls learn the meaning needed to sell to pay for their trips.” last a lifetime. Girls just need the of setting goals and reaching for Every girl in Troop 97 knew what encouragement to know all three them,” said Jennifer Mignone, they were working toward. “We were are possible. leader of Beachwood Troop 202. selling enough cookies so we got “My daughter has learned that if Gail Marshall, Shore Pines’ Troop to go to Build-A-Bear,” said Pape’s you set a goal and stick with it, you 193’s leader agreed. “All of the seven-year-old daughter Taylor. can achieve it,” said Diane Modri, girls have learned budgeting and Girls of all ages also set goals to whose daughter Cali belongs to planning skills from the cookie sale,” go on trips. Teen Girl Scouts travel Manahawkin Troop 421. “Selling she said. across the country and around the cookies has given her confidence The cookie sale even gets young world, paying for their adventures with and she’s more outgoing.” Girl Scouts interested in planning. cookie sale proceeds, but younger “Reaching the goal we set,” is the A large variety of activity kits and cookie entrepreneur business plan most exciting part of the sale for materials are available on the council cookie website. To browse them all, visit seven-year-old Mackenzie Langan jerseyshoregirlscoutcookies.com/downloads.

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Here are a few examples of how the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls skills that will help them grow into leaders in their own lives, leaders in business and leaders in the world. GOAL SETTING Because your Girl Scout sets cookie sales goals and develops a plan to reach them… • She won’t tell you on Sunday night that her science fair project is due tomorrow. • When the time comes, she’ll be ready to create a well-thought-out plan for researching colleges and applying for scholarships. DECISION MAKING Because your Girl Scout helps decide how her team will spend their cookie money… • She can decide how to use her babysitting money — spend some, save some, give some to those in need. • As she grows up, she’ll know when and how to give back to her community. MONEY MANAGEMENT Because your Girl Scout takes cookie orders and handles customers’ money… • She’ll be less likely to lose her lunch money or field trip fees. • She can handle a checking account, help with the grocery shopping and even stay on top of her cell phone bill! PEOPLE SKILLS Because your Girl Scout learns how to talk and listen to all kinds of people while selling cookies… • She can ask a teacher for help or navigate the school cafeteria more easily. • She can work well with others on school projects or as part of a sports team. BUSINESS ETHICS Because your Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale… • Her friends, classmates and teachers count on her and think of her as trustworthy. • She’ll develop excellent references for when she looks for her first job or applies for college. Visit us online • girlscoutsjs.org (Council Page) • jerseyshoregirlscouts.com (Regional Page)

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The 2011 Women of Distinction, from left to right, are Teri O’Connor, Carol Stillwell and Nina Anuario. They will be honored April 14 at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune.

Outstanding Honorees 2011 award recipients unveiled

T The 2011 Women of Achievement, from top to bottom, are Kim Frazee, Leslie Houston and Kathleen Thulin. They will be honored March 8 at Sea Oaks Country Club, Little Egg Harbor.

his year’s Women of Distinction and Achievement once again represent the wonderful role models girls have to look up to in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Not only are they successful in their own fields, they give back to their communities, making a difference every day. The Women of Distinction, above, will committee. Carol Stillwell is the owner, president be honored Thursday, April 14, at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune. Honorees, and CEO of Stillwell-Hansen, Incorporated. Stillwell joined the board of trustees for above, are listed from left to right. Teri O’Connor is the county Riverview Medical Center Foundation in administrator for Monmouth County. She 2000 and has served as chairperson of supervises, directs and manages all county Ride for Riverview since 1998. In 2004 administrative departments, divisions and Carol served as chair of the Meridian Gala, offices. Teri is responsible for carrying out “Rhapsody in White.” Stillwell is involved in numerous local the policies and directives of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. She manages the day charities including: ALS, Angel Flight, to day operations of 60 county departments CBA, Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, JDRF-Trustee, Make-a-Wish comprising more than 3,000 employees. In addition to her responsibilities as Society, MDA, Monmouth Medical Center county administrator, O’Connor also serves Foundation Trustee, MS Society, Parker as administrator/freeholder representative Family Health Center-Trustee, Valerie Fund, to the Emergency Management Homeland YMCA, multiple local youth organizations Security Working Group and supervises the and events. She is the founding board County Insurance Office. Teri is currently member for the Rep Rainbow Foundation, freeholder liaison to the Freehold Center a scholarship fund for young men and Partnership and county representative to woman. In 2007 Carol was awarded Freehold’s Downtown Planning & Design the Lou Gehrig Humanitarian Award for

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her contribution to ALS research. Stillwell was awarded the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Service Award from the YMCA and in 2010 she chaired the Strong Kids Campaign for the YMCA. Stillwell received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for her outstanding spirit and leadership in support of the disadvantaged. Also, in 2010, she received the William C. Black Award of Hope for her continuous and generous contribution and support of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Stillwell has also served on the Monmouth University Scholarship Ball Committee both in 2007 and in 2008. Nina Anuario is senior vice president of Business Development at OceanFirst Bank where she has overall responsibility for sales and management of government and non-profit accounts. Anuario currently serves as president of the board of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School Board of Education. Nina is also an active member of the Ocean County College Foundation board of trustees and Ocean Medical Center Foundation Board. She also gives of her time as a member of the advisory board of the Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts and has served on many committees including cochairing the 2010 golf outing for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. The Women of Achievement, left from top to bottom, will be honored March 8, at Sea Oaks Country Club, Little Egg Harbor. Kim Frazee is the senior manager of Service Line Management & Development at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Frazee also serves as the administrator of the Transitional Care Unit at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Her responsibilities at SOMC also include oversight for a

number of other outpatient services such as The Wound Care Center, Hyperbaric Treatment Center and the four outpatient physical therapy sites located throughout southern Ocean County. For the past ten years, Frazee has served as a member of the Southern Ocean County Regional Ethics Committee under the direction of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Division on Aging and Community Services Since 1997, she has proudly worn many hats with her Rotary Club, including president, vice-president, sergeant-at-arms, secretary, and treasurer. Leslie Houston started out as a patrol officer in June 1982 for the Long Beach Township Police Department. Through the 90’s she was promoted through the ranks and in 2003 was the first woman deputy police chief in Long Beach Township. Leslie retired in November 2010 as deputy police chief but has remained the emergency management coordinator for Long Beach Township. Leslie is affiliated and volunteers with numerous organizations including International Association of Women Police, Ocean County Emergency Management Association, N.J. Emergency Management Association, MidAtlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement, National Association of Women in Law Enforcement, Long Beach Township Police Explorer’s Post #170, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, N.J. Museum of Maritime History, PBA

Local 373, Beach Haven Volunteer First Aid Squad, Neighbors in Need, Inc., Brant Beach Yacht Club and Labs4Rescue. Kathleen Thulin retired in 1994 after 30 years as a third and fourth grade teacher in Little Egg Harbor. In 1995 she was the first woman commodore of the Brant Beach Yacht Club and since 2001 she has been the chaplain. Thulin is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority where she served as the state music chairperson from 19992000, the chapter chaplain and the chapter chair of necrology. She is also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International since 1984, a sorority for women teachers. Thulin is a member of the Manahawkin Baptist Church where she was worship and music leader, on the MBC Dinner Theater Team and is currently the coordinator of GiG, Girlfirends into God Women’s Ministry. She is a committee member of Links for Life, SOCH’s women’s golf tournament and she is on the Southern Ocean Medical Center Chrysanthemum Ball committee. Thulin also volunteers for the Rotary Club of Long Beach Island and in 2010 has received the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Tickets and sponsorships for the Women of Distinction and Women of Achievement are available by calling Karen Palamara, fund raising specialist at (800) 785-2090, ext. 223 or e-mailing kpalamara@girlscoutsjs.org.

Congratulations!

The Shore Pines Robotics Humanoids Team advanced to the FIRST State League Champions' Tournament. Using a LEGO kit, the team had to build robots related to this year’s biomedical engineering theme. The team was judged on their robots, research project and the use of league core values.

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Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson looks down at Earth through the window of the Cupola window bay aboard International Space Station. Photos courtesy of NASA.

Space Pioneer

Astronaut shares experiences with our Girl Scouts

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s children grow, they imagine themselves in all sorts of amazing professions. Many dream of becoming an astronaut. That dream came true for Tracy Caldwell Dyson, the first astronaut born after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. In 2007, she served as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavor and from April through September 2010, she orbited Earth as part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station. She recently agreed to answer questions from our members about her experiences. Why did you want to be an Does it feel different being in teacher up into space. And it started space? me thinking more about what these astronaut? astronauts really did. And when I Emily, Brownie, Troop 260 Megan, Age 6, Troop 186 looked at what they did and my list, I Alexa, Age 10, Troop 1614 Rachel, Age 9, Junior Troop 393 Haily, Daisy, Troop 4 found a perfect match. In short, I was a junior in high Carly, Age 5, Troop 22 school and I was about to graduate How long does it take to train for a Once you're there, and you're the following year, and thought what mission? floating, you've got to remember was I going to do? Mom and dad had Giselle, Age 10, Troop 737 that everything inside of you is me write down a list of all the things I enjoyed doing at that point of my life and what things I would want to continue doing. And there were things like, play sports, learn science, and be on a team, and be athletic – things along that line. And then it was also about that time that NASA was going to be sending a

Well, for a shuttle mission, it takes anywhere between seven months to a year, and just to learn everything that you need to know. And for a long duration mission, which is to the space station, it takes about two years, or a little more, to prepare.

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floating too. So that means all of your organs, your heart, your intestines, your liver, everything is floating in your body including your bodily fluids. And a lot of people experience this fullness in their head. It almost feels like it's stuffy.


Right: Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, attired in her Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station. Below: Floating freely in the station’s Destiny laboratory. Do you celebrate holidays when you're in outer space? Brielle Uher, Age 9, Troop 1614 Well, you do celebrate holidays, and now that we are an International Space Station and crew, we divide those holidays. We get four holidays per mission and we have to divide those up among our international partners. And so when I was on board with a Japanese astronaut as well as my Russian cosmonauts, we celebrated a few Japanese holidays as well as Russian holidays. And the US members did celebrate the 4th of July. How long did it take to get readjusted to the Earth's climate? Valentina, Age 10, Troop 1874 It didn't take long at all. It was so refreshing to feel the breeze. We landed in Kazakhstan when I was a space station member and it was a little windy there. But it takes no time at all to get adjusted to the climate. You're a bit pale, so you look like you need to get a tan. You do take a little while to get steady as you walk. Although the climate is really refreshing, there's a lot about coming home to Mother Earth that does make it a little uncomfortable.

What is something that you've experienced in your career as an astronaut that people overlook asking you but you would like to share with others? Stacey, leader, Troop 22 I don't think that people know that I was an electrician before I became an astronaut. I worked for my father's company. There are so many things that you learn as you're growing up, you wonder, "Why am I learning this?" And maybe your teachers and parents don't have a really good answer for

you, but I bet you down the road you're going to use it. There are so many things that he taught me that at the time I didn't realize how I would use them or that I would use them at all. But I did when I was there, and I made a difference knowing those things. Love learning, because it will serve you well and it will serve our country well when your time comes. To read the complete transcript of this interview or download the audio recording, visit girlscoutsjs.org/astronaut.

What did you miss most about Earth? Abigail, Age 10, Troop 373 Naturally I missed my family. My husband. My dog. Just the creature comforts of home. Even just your home in general you miss. But the other thing you really miss is running water. We have no way to take a real shower when we're up there. You start to miss that after a while when you're up there. Visit us online • girlscoutsjs.org (Council Page) • jerseyshoregirlscouts.com (Regional Page)

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Voices Heard

Junior troop speaks out about important issue

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ike all Americans, the 13 girls of Junior Troop 1306 watched in horror last May as a massive oil leak threatened the Gulf of Mexico. At first they felt powerless, until one of the girls asked a question. "How can we help?" wondered Alexa Peterson. The more they discussed the question, the more they wanted to take action. At first, the girls thought about starting a letter writing campaign. But soon, it evolved into something more. It became their Bronze Award project. "The project was not only a chance for the girls to take action on a community issue, but also to encourage and recruit others to become involved as well," explained Heather Dlugosz, Troop 1306’s leader, demonstrates one method of cleaning an Heather Dlugosz, leader of the Brick oil spill to her Junior troop. troop. "That's leadership. Instilling When the girls saw the number The girls were even happier when leadership at a young age will carry of letters they received they were they received a response from the on into adulthood." shocked. "I was amazed at how White House, letters from both The troop educated itself about many came in," said Julianne Pucci. President Obama and his wife, oil. They researched how oil is drilled, Some of the girls encouraging them to continue refined, transported developing their leadership skills. and stored. They “The project was not considered the letters The girls' Bronze Award project is read about methods only a chance for the from a practical point now complete, but they will never of preventing and girls to take action on of view. "Who is going to stuff all those forget what they learned. "If you cleaning oil spills. They a community issue, asked try your hardest, you can make a even experimented but also to encourage envelopes?" Lucy Lynch. difference," said Alexis Pati. Bianca with different oil and recruit others Elizabeth Dlugosz, Formoso agreed. "It is amazing how skimming techniques. to become involved Heather's daughter, a lot of people can get involved." The girls wanted to as well. That’s had a question of her The girls' parents are also do more than learn leadership.” own. "I wondered if pleased. "As the girls go forward, I about oil; they wanted – Heather Dlugosz the president would am hopeful that they will continue to make an impact. notice," she said. to be active community members," They approached "Imaging how many letters he gets." said Heather Dlugosz. "Whether it the principals of their schools and After reading each letter and be on a large or small scale, these asked if they could start a letter placing them in envelopes, the troop girls will have learned to get involved writing campaign to share their mailed them to the White House, and take action where they see that concerns with President Obama. proud of their accomplishment. it is needed.” The principals agreed, but only if "Lots and lots of kids had ideas to fix they directly asked their classmates the problem," said Chrissy MartinelliTroop 1306 created a website themselves. Doyle. Sierra Trempy agreed. "I was documenting every step of their The girls worked together to gather happy they were writing good stuff Bronze Award. To visit it, go to support. When they were done, more and not just silly stuff." girlscoutsjs.org/troop1306. than 200 people wrote letters.

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s w e N Troop Shoreline Region S Hats Off

Troop 1679 attended a special viewing of the Nutcracker Ballet. After the show, the girls were invited backstage to meet the cast, ask questions and get autographs.

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Sunset Region Region Sunset Troop 1574, above, collected more than 240 items as a service project for the Howell Food Pantry. When collection was complete, they also visited the pantry and stocked the shelves.

Daisy Troop 65 welcomed seven new girls to their troop during an investiture ceremony. Parents brought each new “seed” forward to be planted in the Girl Scout Garden. Then, seven new Daisy flowers sprouted to recite the Girl Scout Promise and receive their Daisy pins.

Three girls from Jackson Troop 596 worked toward earning their Bronze Award by beautifying the courtyard at Holman Elementary School. The girls participated in a flea market to raise money for gardening supplies, and then they planted mums. In the spring they will plant more flowers and complete the courtyard’s new look.

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Three Juliette Girl Scouts joined B ro wnie Troo p 749 to participat e in O peration G if t B ox at Fort M onmouth . The gi rls sorted and pa cked donate d items prior to sh ipping to service members in Iraq and Afghani st an . The girls in cluded letters and cards writ te n by students at several area schools.

Troo p 17 made cards for servic e members, their families and veterans around the world as part of the Re d Cross ’ H oliday M ail for H eroes program .

Sandy Hook Region Daisy Troop 1352 and Brownie Troop 33 sang carols, hung ornaments and helped light the Keansburg Christmas tree.

Troop 17 and members of the robotics club visited the Monmouth Museum and toured its new weather exhibit.

Troop 17 toured the TD Bank on Bethany Road, Hazlet. The girls enjoyed learning about banking.

The 14 girls of Troop 630 conducted a nonperishable food drive, collecting more than 500 items that were donated to three families in dire need. Extra donations were given to Project Paul in Keansburg.

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What you need. When you need it.

Daisy Troop 834 visited residents of an adult daycare. While there, the girls participated in a show and tell and read and sang to the residents with one girl even playing the violin.

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Juliette Ambassador Girl Scout Caren Fitzgerald represented Manalapan High School during the MSG network’s high school academic quiz program, “The Challenge.” Her team defeated the opposing high school team and has advanced to the program’s semifinals.

Troop 248, above, planted more than 300 daffodil and crocus bulbs along the front walk of the Monmouth County Historical Association in Freehold. They can’t wait to return in the spring to see their flowers bloom.

Manalapan Troop 355 collected 13 bags of used toys in their neighborhoods to benefit Second Chance Toys, a non-profit that recycles plastic toys for needy children. As part of their Bronze Award project they also cleaned each toy and made sure they were working properly.

Colonial Region

In The Heights Junior Troop 1248 used proceeds from their product sale to see the Broadway musical, “In The Heights” and earn their Theatre badge. After the show, the girls were welcomed by the cast and received a private on stage and behind-the-scenes tour, arranged by Andy Blankenbuhler, the Tony Award winning choreographer for the show who is the uncle of one of the girls in the troop.

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Cadette Troop 193, left, is going nuts for fitness, exercising with beginner yoga and Zumba classes. They also visited Atlantic City to see a movie at the IMAX theater and had dinner at the Rainforest Café.

Shore Pines Region Dinner Break

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Night with the Lakewood BlueClaws Friday, June 10 • 7:05 p.m. Fireworks after the game No minimum ticket order required Chance to present colors One lucky dad randomly selected to lead the 7th inning stretch $10 per person Tickets available exclusively through the council Call 800-785-2090. ext.132 for more information

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The Girl Scout Brownies from Lacey Township Troop 344 collected food for the local food bank. Troop 148 donated candy, webkins and beanie babies to Operation Gratitude, which sends materials to serviceman and women overseas. The troop also adopted a family through NJ101.5, creating a plan to identify what the family would need then working to collect the necessary items like clothes, toys, shows, hats, gloves and books. Troop 20 used their product sale proceeds to pay for a trip to New York City. They visited the Girl Scout Headquarters, toured NBC and watched a performance of Mary Poppins.

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NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID FREEHOLD, NJ PERMIT NO. 33

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April 16 or 17, 2011 EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE

ADMISSION to Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari • $69.99 VALUE ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Lunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Old Country Picnic Grove featuring hamburgers, chicken nuggets, nacho chips and cheese, pasta salad and more • $17.00 VALUE FREE Play-Again admission ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure for everyone who attends lunch, valid through June 30, 2011 • $59.99 VALUE FREE Limited Edition Collector’s Patch for all Girl Scouts.

Your friends and family are encouraged to join the fun! • • • • • •

Children two years old and under are FREE Meal ticket must be used on selected date ONLY. Paid admission tickets and parking may be used through September 1, 2011. Free Play-Again tickets expire June 30, 2011 Tickets are not available at the gate. Orders and payment must be postmarked by April 8, 2011.

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Girl Scout Day Package SAT Includes: One-day admission to $49.00 theme/safari, lunch play-again Includes Tax ticket and free patch Season Pass Holder Package Includes: Lunch, play-again ticket and patch

SUN

$17.00 Includes Tax

Vehicle Parking Voucher Vouchers can not be purchased $15.00 after April 8, 2011 Includes Tax

Council Troop Address (No PO Boxes) City State

Zip

Home Phone Cell

Tickets will be shipped via Federal Express and large orders will require an adult signature.

Processing Fee

$12.00

Total Order Amount

Mail ONE check payable to:

Email Check #

is enclosed or

Charge to

q Visa

Card Number

q MC

q Amex Exp

Signature Due to maintenance and other circumstances, certain rides and attractions (including new rides) may not be open to the public.

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore c/o Girl Scout Days 1405 Old Freehold Road Toms River, NJ 08753

Questions

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Six Flags Great Adventure (732) 349-4499, ext. 224 (732) 928-2000, ext. 2850 ddeangelo@girlscoutsjs.org NJspecialevents@sixflags.com


Wave - January 2011