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  • Check back often for service updates and new opportunities!

  • Our Service Chair, Patty Van Langen will send out direct emails to parents/Leaders as many service requests are time sensitive.  Girls are recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony with a special Hillsborough SU72 Community Service Award if they participate in at least 5 SU-sponsored Community Events or Service Events so keep track of that service! 

    Council also has a Service Award opportunity called Hearts of Service.  The amount of hours differs by program levels and details can be found here.

    • Calendar of Service Events

      Mon Feb 18  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Tue Feb 19  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Wed Feb 20  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Thu Feb 21  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Fri Feb 22  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Sat Feb 23  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      Sun Feb 24  · 1pm
      Drop off at Super Sundaes
      View Full Calendar
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      PLEASE HELP! 

      For anyone who sews with a machine - the Hillsborough High School marching band has asked for our help sewing mini flags that are sold to the crowd and used as 'rally rags' at marching band festivals. If you and/or your Girl Scout are a machine sewer and can make a few small flags between now and 2/1 we need your help!  You will receive all material, instructions, etc in your packet and can decide how many mini-flags you want to make.  This will qualify for the Boro Community Service Award (girl sewing time or assisting you for our Daisys and Brownies).

       

      Please respond to GS.SU72@gmail.com with a good email address and phone number where the HHS band parents association can reach out to you!

    • S.H.I.P.

      Girl Scouts of Hillsborough supports SHIP each year with our annual food drive in February.  This food drive supports SHIP’s mobile soup kitchen.  For those that aren't aware, SHIP is located in nearby Somerville, NJ.  From their website:

      SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, began operations on March 5, 1984 in response to the unheeded cry of the many women, children and men who are in desperate need of emergency housing and associated services. 
       Clients coming to SHIP are in desperate need of help.  Many are the working poor. They include those that suffer from homelessness or being near homeless.  Many are hungry or suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, or neglect and isolation. Services are tailored to each individual's need and vary in duration according to each individual or families situation.  SHIP provides this unique population with critically needed emergency interim services. 
       
       These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor.  Clients are eligible to apply for all of SHIP's Programs and Services.”
      S.H.I.P.
       
      • Looking forward to next year, we are looking for an older troop to coordinate our annual food drive, as well as continue to spread the word about SHIP.  Please contact the Service mailbox if your troop is interested.  
      • Additionally, Barnes & Noble has offered to allow Girl Scouts to host a holiday gift wrapping to share information on this organization.   Please reach out to the Service mailbox if your troop is interested in this a service opportunity. 
      Looking for recipes to make for S.H.I.P., troop 60304 created this recipe book as part of their silver award
       
      Also for SHIP:

      ASSEMBLING PLASTIC WARE EATING UTENSIL KITS
      A great way for younger children to get involved with helping feed the needy among us.
      PLACE ONE HEAVY DUTY KNIFE, FORK, SPOON AND A NAPKIN IN A ZIP LOCK BAG. 

      These packs are give. To those receiving meals at SHIPs Galley (a soup kitchen), SHIP’s Mobile Soup Kitchen and SHIP’s Holiday Meal Program.

      OR

      BROWN BAG (packaged) MEALS
      Requirements: 60 Sandwiches
      Examples with suggested codes to mark on bags:
      60 brown bags required
      Ham & Cheese = HC
      Bologna = B
      Tuna = TF
      Turkey = T
      American Cheese = AC
      20 Extra of Peanut Butter & Jelly = PJ
      1 pound of cold cuts yields 8 to 10 sandwiches
      ALSO INCLUDE IN EACH BAG ONE OF EACH OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
      60 Pieces of fruit, please provide assortment (*Some clients have health concerns including but not limited to the ability to chew hard food..)
      60 Juice boxes with straw attached
      60 Snack item: chips, cookies in baggie, wrapped donut, packaged cake, etc. Be creative!
      Each bag should have in it: one sandwich, napkin, juice box, one piece of fruit and snack item. Bags should be marked on outside indicating which type of sandwich is inside. i.e.: HC for ham and cheese. There should be no mustard or dressing on bread. Mustard & Mayonnaise (condiments) packets will be provided by SHIP.

      Call SHIP at 
      908-393-9545 and let us know when you will be bringing the lunches in order to help us better manage the delivery of the meals to the needy. Deliveries are accepted Monday thru Friday.

       

    • BINGO

      The Director of Activities at Foothil Acres has sent in a request for any troops that would be interested in visiting and playing Bingo with the residents. This can be done on a regular basis, once in a while or just once or twice. Intergenerational activities are a wonderful way to provide community service to earn hours towards Heart of Service as well as doing something nice for someone!

      Any troop interested should contact Caitlyn Campbell (Director of Activities at Foothill Acres) at (908) 369-8711 X5243.

      Please copy Erica Lenzo (gs.su72service@gmail.com) or send her a note to let her know that you are participating. Please send the troop number along with the girls names.

    • Earth Day Bird Feeder

      Fun Earth Day project for Girl Scouts!

      Find attached instructions for an easy-to-make Pine Cone Bird Feeder. 

      /f/docs/service/earthday/EarthDaybirdfeeder.pdf

    • Hearts of Service

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