Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Event Consolidation to GW Bridge

Event Consolidation to GW Bridge

You Spoke, We Listened!
The Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey have exciting news about the November 13, 2011, Centennial Bridging Event. Due to the overwhelming response from our members to cross the iconic George Washington Bridge we’ll be merging all of our bridging activities to this single site. This will allow us to not only meet the demands of members but also enable us to better utilize our resources and make it an even bigger event and celebration.

We understand that moving the event to only the George Washington Bridge has the potential to inconvenience some of our members and we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible. Any members that registered to participate in the Ben Franklin Bridging event on or before 5 p.m. on October 24, 2011, will be offered free transportation to and from the George Washington Bridge on the day of the event from the following sites:

·       Girl Scouts’ Cherry Hill Service Center
40 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

·       Girl Scouts’ East Brunswick Service Center
108 Church Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

·       Monmouth Service Area – Garden State Parkway
Milepost: 100, Center median between exits 98 and 100, Monmouth County

We hope you join in our excitement as we get closer to this once-in-a lifetime experience of bridging into the next century of Girl Scouting at the historic George Washington Bridge. There is still time to register. To learn more visit www.girlscouts100nj.org. If you are eligible for transportation to the George Washington Bridge and have any questions or concerns please call 201-232-6001.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to sharing this special day with you and thousands of sister Girl Scouts across the state.

Questions or concerns? Please email info@girlscouts100nj.org.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Princeton Girl Scouts Help Try to Break World Record

Local Girl Scouts did one minute of jumping jacks in Princeton on Tuesday, part of an effort to get 20,000 nationwide to do the same.

By Greta Cuyler - Princeton Packet
October 12, 2011

It’s about getting fit and having fun.

And 35 Princeton Girl Scouts did just that on Tuesday afternoon in the courtyard of the Princeton Shopping Center, joining a nationwide effort to break the Guinness World Record title for the most people performing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

The Girl Scouts did one minute of uninterrupted jumping jacks.

The goal is to have 20,000 people participate between Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., east coast time.

“I thought it would be fun for the girls to be involved with trying to break at Guinness World Record and to show the community some of the fun things Girl Scouts get to do,” Karen Freundlich, the volunteer service unit manager for the Princeton Girl Scouts, an umbrella organization for 25 different scout troops in town.

A timekeeper armed with a stopwatch timed the girls’ participation and the results will be gathered nationally to determine if the record was broken, although it will probably take a few weeks for the national results to be announced.

The “Let’s Jump!” effort is spearheaded by National Geographic Kids magazine.

To break the record, more than 20,000 people must complete one minute of jumping jacks in events occurring between 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, east coast time.

First Lady Michelle Obama kicked things off in Washington D.C. on Tuesday with one minute of jumping jacks, supporting her "Let’s Move!" campaign, which encourages kids and families to get healthy and active.