Girl Scouts form connections with WO seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20064 recently spent the afternoon with elders at Green Hill in West Orange. The girls sang, danced and performed skits and gave out homemade treats. A great time was had by all! Pictured is Troop 20064 with elders Ruth Fowler, Harry Katz and Shirlie DeCostanza.

Girl Scouts earn Silver Award for community service projects

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca helps award members of Girl Scout Troop 22831 with their Silver Award. From left are Evelyn Van de North, Elliot Foley, Grace Trenouth, DeLuca, Maggie Sheridan and Phoebe Holt-Reiss. Community service projects to earn this award included libraries for Interfaith Hospitality Network families, a pedestrian safety video for […]

Maplewood Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Phoebe Holt-Reiss and Evelyn Van de North, members of Girl Scout Troop 22831 in Maplewood, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for achievement to a Girl Scout Cadette. To earn the Silver Award, girls work alone or together in small groups to identify an issue or problem that […]

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

South Orange, Maplewood commemorate Holocaust victims, survivors at annual interfaith event

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The uplifting ambience was augmented by the pleasant weather on Sunday, April 23, as the South Orange-Maplewood community marched to remember Holocaust victims, honor survivors, and disseminate messages of unity and acceptance. While marches are a frequent occurrence across the country amid the current political climate, the South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance […]

Redwood Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 builds signs for environmental center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the Redwood Elementary School Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 recently completed a months-long project that is likely to garner them a Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior can receive. In an effort to do something positive for the community, the troop responded to comments made last year […]

Girl Scouts donate cookie sales to YMCA

Local Brownie troop gives 10 percent of money raised in cookie drive to Y to give back to town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Brownie Troop 20874 had a two-fold lesson with this season’s Girl Scout cookie sale campaign: financial literacy and the importance of giving back. The troop donated 10 percent of its cookie sales, a total of $200, to the South Mountain YWCA as their charity of choice in an April […]

Girl Scouts give back to keep neighbors warm this winter

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two West Orange Girl Scout troops collected a total of 180 coats, as of press time Dec. 8, for the 20th annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive, a program that will now distribute them to approximately 200 nonprofits throughout New Jersey. Coat-drive coordinator Clare Silvestri said troop 20016 from Mt. Pleasant Elementary School […]