PARSIPPANY — Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is inviting girls in kindergarten through grade 5 to a “Friendsbringing” celebration from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Parsippany Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road.

The event will feature a star lab, which is a mobile planetarium, dance, karaoke, photo opportunities, games, crafts and a community service project. The event is free, but girls must pre-register at http://bit.ly/Friendsbringing. Girl Scouts can bring a non-registered friend who will be given the gift of Girl Scout membership for free. All Girl Scouts who bring a non-registered friend will earn a free patch.

“Girl Scout troops are always forming and it’s always the right time to join Girl Scouts,” said Betty Garger, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “With the holidays around the corner, this event really focuses on sharing the fun and friendship of Girl Scouting while giving back to the community with a service project.”

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The goal is to introduce new girls to the program and promote awareness of the social, emotional, and academic benefits of participating in the 106-year Girl Scout leadership experience for girls.

“We have an amazing program where girls can explore their interests, try new things and grow at their own pace,” said Garger. “We can’t wait to welcome new girls this year.”

For more information about Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and the Friendsbringing event, call 973-248-8200 or visit www.gsnnj.org.

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development program for girls. In Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to create positive change in their own communities.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in 160 municipalities in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Northern Warren counties. The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves over 26,000 girls and almost 14,000 adults for a total membership of over 40,000.