Author Archives: Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Gold Award Girl Scout: Audrey P.

Open to girls in high school only, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls (and the most difficult to earn), and it’s available exclusively to Girl Scouts. When you earn the Gold Award, you can tackle the issues most important to you. Gold Award Girl Scouts are inspiring leaders who are […]

GSHNJ Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

Mika S. started as a Girl Scout Daisy in 2010, and sister Girl Scout Megan F. began her Girl Scout story as a Brownie in 2011. They earned their Bronze Award in 2015 and most recently earned their Silver Award in 2018. The girls led a community project in association with Friends of Clark’s Pond […]

Girl Scout Silver Award: Jordan Constructs Buddy Benches

My name is Jordan and I am currently a Senior Girl Scout in Troop #40537. As a Cadette Girl Scout within the last year, I worked on my Silver Award project for our community called “Buddy Benches” to build and donate to the Clark Preschool and Recreation Center for the kids to use throughout the year. […]

Girl Scout Silver Award: Ashley’s Musical Therapy Cart

Ashley, a Girl Scout Senior from Troop 40537, presented her Musical Therapy Cart to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside in September 2018. The project earned Ashley the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award recognition that can be acquired by a Girl Scout. 

Bridging in a Big Way: From Juniors to Cadettes Across the Brooklyn Bridge

A bridging ceremony takes place when girls move up to the next level of Girl Scouting, and Troop 20277 wanted to celebrate the occasion in a special way

Last Night Campfire Reading by Hannah C.

Hi, I’m Hannah and this is my last summer as a camper. Seven summers ago, I came to camp for the first time, terrified. I was in Grand Tour with four of my friends and I had an amazing week.

Last Night Campfire Reading by Lauren M

Every year before I go away to camp, my friends from home ask me why I would do this to myself. Why would I travel into the middle of nowhere, stay there for a month without tech or access to the outside world?