Nutley/Belleville Girl Scouts

Where Girls Grow Strong!

HaHHappenings From the Heart-October 10,2014

There's a lot to be excited for:
Meet Hometown Hero &
Girl Scout Alumnae Katie Meyler
Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bernardsville United Methodist Church 
22 Church Street, Bernardsville, NJ  
Join us for an inspiring afternoon with hometown hero and Girl Scout Alumnae, Katie Meyler, founder of More Than Me. Hear about the inspiring work she is leading to transform the lives of every girl in Liberia. This special event is coordinated and hosted by Brownie Troop #60318 from Bedwell Elementary School.

Space is extremely limited and you must RSVP to attend this special event.  Remember to wear your Girl Scout Uniform for this special occasion!
Celebrate Women's History Month with Us!
Throughout the month of March--Women's History Month and Girl Scout Week--we're asking that girls work with their parents and troop leaders to create short Instagram videos, sharing how they are #makingwomenshistory with #GirlScoutsHeartofNJ.

Think about all the exceptional work you're doing. Get together and ask yourselves what your vision for the future is. What does following in our founder's footsteps mean to you? What mark are you leaving on our community? We would love to hear from you.

Follow us on Instagram (@girlscoutshnj), create a short video, and tag us using #makingwomenshistory and #GirlScoutsHeartofNJ. We will also be sharing a few of our own videos!
March Retail & Cookie Cupboard Hours
This year, we are aligning our weekend and evening shop hours with our Cookie Cupboards. You'll be able to grab your gear and cookies in one stop. GSHNJ Council Cookie Cupboards will be held fromMarch 17th - April 23rd. Our detailed shop and Cookie Cupboard hours are outlined below for March 2016.

**Starting March 16th, all shops will be open from
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.**

Thursday, March 17Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 24Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 31Retail & Cupboards
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March Shop Deals
-Pick up the perfect sidekick during cookie season -- Girl Scout Barbie! At just $12.99, these limited edition dolls are unique collectibles.

-Girl Scout week is here! From March 6th - March 12th, celebrate all the great things about being a Girl Scout with unique Girl Scout Week Patches!

As we get closer to Easter, check out our Easter basket items in the shop! Whether you're interested in starter kits or fun pins and badges, we have what you're looking for. Can't make it in? No problem. 
Shop online 24/7!
Upcoming Programs
Don't Miss Out!

Want to take your girls on a one-day adventure to explore new things, or maybe work on a Journey as a group? GSHNJ programs are filling fast! Check out the Program Guide or visit the online calendar to see what's coming up next. Remember, you must registeronline in advance for a program, and any girl is welcome to come as part of a troop or on her own as long as she has an adult chaperone with her.

Filling fast and closing soon: I Like to Move It, Move ItMeet the AnimalsFantastic Gymnastics, and more!
Let's Make Something!
For the second year in a row, GSHNJ is excited to join our fellow Makers for NJ Makers Day on March 19th! Brownies and Juniors can register for ourTinker Maker Coder program in which we'll work on the state-wide Maker's Day project, spend time with some awesome female STEM professionals, make something to take home, and learn some basic computer coding. 

Sessions of Tinker Maker Coder are happening in all three service centers; register today

Questions? Contact Roxie Zeek at (973) 842-4243.
Thrills at Six Flags!
Coasters, waterslides, and a safari--oh my! Join us on April 16th at Six Flags Great Adventure for a free presentation for Girl Scouts, their friends, and family to learn how to predict the weather from New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist, Dan Zarrow. 

Hate the long lines? Your ticket also grants you access to the theme park before the gates open to the public!

Grab a flyer in your local service center or contactBarbara Wilson at (973) 842-4236 for information.
Join us for a Live Chat!
Join us for a live chat all about cookies! We will be fostering a conversation about extra tips and tricks for goal-getters during the cookie season.

Our live chats are brief 15-20 minute presentations on a topic that will generate productive conversations about Girl Scouts and beyond.

If you have any questions, please contact our Training Department.

Topic: Cookie Person Pro-Tips
Date: Tuesday, March 8th from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

30 Days of Good Deeds
We want to hear about all the good your girls do!

We are still collecting stories to be featured 
on our blog in a countdown to Girl Scouts' Birthday on March 12th. Our 30 Days of Good Deeds blog posts started on February 11th and they are ending on March 11th.
It's easy to submit your good deed. Fill out all the information on this form and be sure to include a photo!

Want to read all the stories we collected so far? Head over to GSHNJ's Blog!
Work Weekend at Camp Hoover
April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Work Weekend is an opportunity for individuals, families, friends, and troops to spend the weekend at Camp Lou Henry Hoover and give something back to the beautiful 340-acre camp.

Everyone attending Work Weekend will help revitalize the camp after the long, hard winter and prepare it for the spring and summer camping season.

Projects include cleaning cabins, organizing program supplies, taking inventory, washing windows, cleaning and stocking the program boxes, clearing and tagging trails, painting, and much more!

Interested in volunteering your time? Register here!
Get Ready for March Mania!
Think it's too late to start a troop? Think again! Start a troop in March and use your gift card to help purchase all your Girl Scouting basics. Join now and your girls can participate in two of the hallmarks of Girl Scouts: cookies and camp. There's so much to do as a Girl Scout! Sell cookies during our Goal Getters period, or kick off your year together by having a booth sale or two.

Register as a troop now and your girls will still have plenty of time to sign up for Summer Camp sessions at The OVAL or Camp Lou Henry Hoover!

Get started today by visiting our website. If you have any questions, please email us or call us at 908-518-4400.
The 8th Annual Council Meeting
Please join us for our 8th Annual Council Meeting:

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Where: The Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Registration with Continental Breakfast)
End Time: 12:00 p.m.
We have two wonderful speakers this year--you won't want to miss it! If you plan to attend, please email your RSVP to Randy Beckerman. Visit the Annual Meetingpage on our website to view meeting materials, directions to the Olde Mill Inn, and more!
Cookies 2016: Cupboards, Booth Sales, & Goal Getters
Get ready for Booth Sales! 
Booth Sales are March 19th - April 24th. Why have a booth sale? Good question! Girls not only learn to work collaboratively with their troop, but booth sales can also help girls reach their individual goals. Booth sales also allow for girls to reach customers who otherwise don't get asked to buy Girl Scout cookies.

Cookie Cupboards Are Almost Here!
From March 17th - April 23rd, Cookie Cupboards will be held on Thursdays 9:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.; Fridays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

It's Goal Getter Period! 
With the initial order period behind us, all Heart of New Jersey cookie sellers are focused on their goals as we descend into the Goal Getter period! FromFebruary 15th -April 17th, girls are able to really hone their people skills and goal setting. Troops are encouraged to reach out to past customers and develop new ones to hit their goals. This is a great opportunity for these CEOs in training to develop a successful sales pitch as well.
Register for our Cookie Events!
Dine & Donate at
Paragon Tap & Table
March 15, 2016 |  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
77 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066

Cookies & Cocktails at
Stoney Brook Grille
April 5, 2016  |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1285 Route 28, Branchburg, NJ 08876

*For ticket and registration information, please visit the cookie events page on our website!
Camp Meet and Greet!
Monday, March 14th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vermuele Community Center
614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, NJ 07063
Summer Camp is right around the corner and we are ready for another successful summer! Join us for a Camp Meet and Greet to speak with our camp directors and some of our summer staff! Ask questions, view a fun picture slideshow from previous camp seasons, and learn more about all the full your daughter will have this summer at camp!
Camp Employment Open House
Wednesday, March 16th from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Central Service Center
201 E. Grove Street, Westfield, NJ
Join us at our Central Service Center for a Camp Employment Open House! GSHNJ Camp Staff and Human Resources will be present to screen applicants and answer any questions you may have.

Fill out your application online by June 15, 2016. Candidates under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the open house.

**Please bring a current version of your resume!
Young Women of Vision
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Basking Ridge Country Club
185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Moderated by Tami Erwin
Senior Vice President & Group President at Verizon

Join GSHNJ in celebrating our amazing young women leaders! This exciting inaugural event brings together our outstanding Gold Awardees and passionate local executives for an important and compelling conversation about leadership. We hope you will join us!

Stay tuned to our website for registration information as the event gets closer!