Troop 248 - Brownie Sleepover
Troop 248 ran two library sleepovers for the 2nd grade Brownies in Chatham. This event had previously been a Leader run event, but the girls decided to take it on – and take it to a whole new level. They planned out all the details of the event, from activities to keep early arrivals entertained right through to the check out procedure the following morning. In preparing for the events, the girls learned about individual responsibilities as well as working together as a team. They also learned about the importance of planning, organizing, budgeting, smart shopping and meeting deadlines. While running the event, they overcame the challenges of wrangling over 75 very excited 2nd graders and reaped the rewards of teaching others what they had learned throughout their years as Girl Scouts.
Troop 1685 - Eva's Village
Troop 1685 earned their Bronze Award by raising funds to help Eva's Village, a Catholic homeless and recovery facility in Paterson. The girls raised funds through Cookie Sales and a special afternoon Movie Event and used the proceeds to purchase supplies to create "welcome" kits for the families at Eva’s Village, which consisted of toiletries and personal notes of encouragement. They also purchased and delivered diapers, wipes, toiletries, and other small items to the facility. In addition, the girls solicited cookie box donations through the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale and crafted original artwork to hang in the Eva's Village gallery.