Girl Scout Troop 40056 to Offer 'Fun with Scouts,' An After-school Enrichment Program

February 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Eighth grade GSHNJ Cadette Troop 40056 at Edison Intermediate School is offering “Fun with Scouts," an after school enrichment program for Westfield girls in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Girl Scout membership is not required to participate in this program.

There will be two 5 week sessions in which girls will participate in an array of different theme- based activities each week, including games, arts and crafts, stories and more. Enrollment is limited to 20 girls each week. Girls can enroll in up to 5 weeks. Registration is $10 per week, and is due at least one week before the program date. The program will be held at Edison Intermediate School. Participation in this program does not lead to Girl Scout membership.

Session 1: Kindergarten:  Thursdays, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, 3:30-4:30 pm

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Session 2: 1st and 2nd Grade: Mondays, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, June 2, 3:30-4:30 pm

For registration information, please email Charlotte Lee, at cflee4@verizon.net

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) serves over 25,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 11, 000 adult members in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, southern Warren and parts of Middlesex. GSHNJ’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSHNJ provides leadership development for girls at all age levels through programs that include: science, technology, financial literacy, health, the arts, and outdoor and environmental awareness. For more information about how to become a Girl Scout, volunteering or donating, visit www.gshnj.org.

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