Cranford, NJ – During a dinner held on April 22, at LÁffaire Catering in Mountainside, The 2015 Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey honored members of the Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit.  Recognized for their substantial contributions, the following individuals were awarded:
         
GSHNJ Appreciation Award - Nancy Aschmies, Patty Brady, David Butka
GSHNJ Dedicated Leader - Lisa Durant, Christina McGrath, Michelle Padovano, and Chrysantha Willis
GSHNJ Volunteer of Excellence - Maryanne Del Negro Mason and Gretchen Turner
 
GSHNJ staff presented the awards throughout the evening, honoring hundreds of volunteers throughout the region. 
Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives.
 
For over 100 years, its membership has been unified towards the achievement of the Girl Scout mission: “To build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
The Girl Scouts of Cranford boasts 1,068 Girl Scout Members in 70 troops and Juliette’s making it one of the largest non-profit organizations in town.  The Cranford Service Unit is a part of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Council which is part of the Girl Scouts of the USA.  If your family is interested in learning more about local Girl Scouts or to find out more information on the Girls Scouts of Cranford, please visit http://www.cranfordgirlscouts.com.
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.