Monday, January 26, 2015

Weather Related Updates

Last Updated: January 26 - 6 PM
Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Christie all Service Centers will close at 2:30 PM on Monday, January 26 and remain close on Tuesday, January 27.

GSCSNJ has cancelled all trucks and warehouses for Tuesday, January 27. Please click here for the full cookie update.

Please stay safe and warm. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship

Please submit your application by February 17th to

Gold Award recipients who completed a “Take Action” project involving a STEM field (Science, Technically, Engineering and Math) are invited to apply for a $10,000 college scholarship. Two scholarship recipients will be selected each year through 2017.  Alcoa will also provide scholarship recipients with an Alcoa mentor for their freshman year.

The parameters and structures of the scholarship include:
  • Scholarship awarded to Gold Award recipients with a project in STEM.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited four year college, beginning their freshman year in the fall of 2015, and continuing their studies in STEM. (At time of submission applicant may not be enrolled in college yet but will have to confirm enrollment before scholarship can be awarded.)
  • Scholarship funds will be used exclusively to defray educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies, as well as room and board in a college dormitory.
  • Strong focus on girls in underrepresented communities.

The two scholarship recipients will receive the first $5,000 for freshman fall semester followed by the second $5,000 for her fall junior year if she maintains a 3.0 GPA and plans to continue her education in a STEM related field.

Please submit your application to GSCSNJ BY FEBRUARY 13, 2015 GSCSNJ will review each application and select two to continue on to GSUSA.

A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing two scholarship recipients from the pool of nominees. Councils and applicants will be notified by May 7th 2015.

Download the Application

Monday, December 1, 2014

Girl's Choice - Outdoor Recreation

Welcome to Girls’ Choice Badges
Where girls decide what adventure to go on next!

It's time to vote on the next and final stage of Girls' Choice!

The votes have been tallied and your voices have been heard. The next set of badges - one each for Brownies through Ambassadors - will be based on an Outdoor Recreation theme!

Now is your chance to vote on the type of badge activities you will get to earn next year! Voting ends December 31st, so be sure to get your votes in!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Closing Schedule

Holiday Schedule
Thanksgiving - Offices will be closed from Wednesday, 11/26/2014 through Sunday 11/30/2014, reopening on Monday, December 1, 2014. Offices will be open for full business days on Monday, November 24, 2015 and Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.

Winter Break - Offices will be closed from Wednesday 12/24/2014 through Sunday, 1/4/2014, reopening on Monday, January 5, 2015. Offices will be open for full business days on Monday 12/22/2014 and Tuesday, 12/23/2014.
We know that this is an important time for our Cookie Booth Coordinator and Cookie Managers.  Therefore, to better assist you with your planning during the holidays, please direct all questions to staff during the week of December 15 to December 19 to ensure adequate time to respond to your inquiry before our offices are closed.  Because we know that schedules get busy, we promise that all inquiries that come in through the closure will be responded to promptly during the week of January 5 - January 9.

We wish all our Girl Scout families a safe and happy holiday season.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Girl's Choice Outdoor Badges

GSCSNJ is excited to share a special announcement from GSUSA: Four Outdoor Badges are being added to Program in fall 2015, and starting Oct. 31, girls can vote on the badges they will earn!

GSUSA just announced this new, annual national voting process during the National Council Session at Girl Scout Convention. The four Outdoor Badges added to program in fall 2015 will include one each at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels. To determine which badges will be added, GSUSA is using a “Girls’ Choice” process, meaning girls will take the lead on deciding which new badges will be created!

This year, there will be two rounds of polling:

  1. First, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 30, girls can vote on which content area they’re interested in within the Outdoor category (i.e.: Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Environment, or Outdoor Survival).
  2. Once GSUSA receives a majority vote on the content area, girls will vote Dec. 1 through 31 on the actual badge topic (for example, Hiking, Camping, Trail Blazing, etc.), based on their grade level in the coming year.

Then, the fall 2015 Girls’ Choice badges will be announced March 12, 2015
Ready to take action? Girls, follow this link to cast your vote starting Oct. 31!
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