Hillside- NJ- There are a number of ways that Hillside residents can help the local Girl Scout Troop of Hillside thrive. Here are five ways provided by Robin Franklin-Isom.
1. Register interested girls to become scouts! Hillside services girls ranging from K-12. The troops range from Daisy to Ambassador Levels. Registration information is distributed annually through public schools. Community event (National Night Out, Health Fair, etc) are where the public can find a girl scout resource table with more general information and on-site registration. On-site registration is available at all girl scout sponsored events.
2. BUY COOKIES, NUT PRODUCTS, & OTHER SALE ITEMS! Make purchases from individual girl scouts and support any troops at local cookie booth sales set up at local businesses. This is the primary source of income for the girl scouts.
3. Attend, enroll, & participate in any service unit and individual troop events Hillside girl scouts offer a variety of community events for a nominal fee such as the annual cookie rally, Zumba Thon, Spaghetti Dinner and more. The funds collected are used by the troops to pay tuition/registration fees for scouts to attend summer camp and other official Girl Scout events.
4. Sponsor a troop!
Local businesses and individuals can offer to provide donations in kind to supplement the needs of the troops to perform various activities to earn badges and awards to advance through levels of achievement within Girls Scout ranks. Camping and arts/crafts supplies are in high demand.
5. Volunteer for troops!
Many of the goods and services provided by the community are skills/ service hours which are needed by troops to attain badges and awards within Girl scout ranks. Community groups, individuals, businesses, and other organizations can help by offering these types of activities:
*Allow a troop to take a cooking class in a local restaurant
*Health care professional can teach the girls/leaders first aid& CPR
*Martial arts/dance school can host an introductory lesson or master class for troops/leaders
*Local artist can host a painting lesson
*Banks or financial institution can provide youth workshop for personal budgeting and basic financial planning
For more information about the Hillside Girl Scouts and how you can help please contact:
Robin Franklin- Isom
Service Unit Manager