NUTLEY NJ - At the June 5th BOE meeting, Superintendent Dr. Julie Glazer presented each of the scouts with a Bronze Star, in recognition of completion of their project.

Girl Scout leader, Francesca Roselli said of her scouts: “I am proud to be their leader! They have learned life skills they will use throughout their lives.”

The girls have been together working on projects for 6 years, two as ‘Daisies’, two as ‘Brownies’ and two as ‘Juniors’. 

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Step One of their ‘Take Action’ project involved working at the Vincent Methodist Church  and St. Mary’s Care Kitchen ‘singing, talking, caring and serving over 200 citizens’.

Step Two for the scouts was to choose a project that would impact their community. ‘Buddy Benches’ was their choice and their partners, The John H. Walker Foundation and The Scarpelli Civic Association were on hand to cheer on the girls as they received their Bronze Stars.

The scouts provided ‘classes’ to the five Nutley elementary schools that received Buddy Benches and included a Power Point presentation, skit and a Q&A session for the students and staff.

It was suggested that the scouts be invited back to give their presentation at a future BOE meeting.

The Girls Scouts are pictured here at Radcliffe Elementary School with Superintendent Dr. Julie Glazer, Walt Smith of the Walker Fund, Mayor Joe Scarpelli and Board of Education President Danny Carnicella. is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association.

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