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Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Hosts The Great Cookie Cook-Off & Silent Auction at Shackamaxon
Local chefs include: Brian Savin of Five Star Catering by Thomas in Westfield, NJ; Theresa Merges, Manager and House Chef of the Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills, NJ; and Mary Macksoud, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute who spent her time on staff at the DeGustibus Cooking School in New York City.
The Great Cookie Cook-Off is $60 to attend. All funds raised from this event will help benefit Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey programming including STEM & robotics, new council-based initiatives such as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars and Troop 6000, and unique outdoor experiences for girls.
About Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place by providing girls access to premier leadership programs and mentors throughout New Jersey. GSHNJ provides leadership experiences to nearly 18,000 New Jersey girls each year. For more information about the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, please visit https://www.gshnj.org.
About Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Girl Scout Cookie program is a fun way for girls to earn money to support their dreams, and it's a hands-on leadership and financial literacy program unlike any other in the world. Girls gain essential skills, not from a book, but from real-life experiences building a strong foundation for success. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts skills to grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world by teaching girls about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
About Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program allows the opportunity for mothers in prison to reunite with their daughters through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This program allows for the crucial component of a monthly troop meeting for girls and their mothers within the correctional facility while removing challenges such as transportation and stigma.
About Troop 6000
In the ongoing effort of GSHNJ to remove barriers to participation of girls across our council, we are bringing Girl Scout programming to community shelters. This initiative began in Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and is now growing cross-county through sister councils. Meeting as a troop in the shelter gives girl members and their caregivers a sense of consistency and community support.