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Happy Girl Scout Week!

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey are joining Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae around the country in celebrating Girl Scout Week from March 6-12. More than 3 million girls in the United States and more than 33,000 girls in northern New Jersey participate in the leadership program offered by Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 99 years ago on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low with the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. Low’s vision was to expand the opportunities for young girls to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually and open doors to possible future roles outside of the home. She emphasized resourcefulness and self-reliance, encouraging girls to experience the outdoors and set their sights on professional careers in art, science and business.
“Girl Scout Week is an opportunity to celebrate the history of Girl Scouting and help our girls to make the world a better place by giving back to their communities,” said Helen Wronski, president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “It is also an opportunity to thank the more than 17,000 committed volunteers who give their time and dedication to delivering the Girl Scout leadership experience in 160 municipalities in the four and a half counties we serve.”
As part of Girl Scout Week, girls will be working on many different types of service projects, including food and clothing drives throughout northern New Jersey. Girl Scout Week projects are part of a broader initiative by Girl Scouting to help girls lead by example in their communities and in the larger world around them. With leadership development at the organization’s core, today’s Girl Scouts take part in a vast array of activities from extreme sports to international travel and science and technology projects, as well as gain knowledge about such things as business and economics.

Share Your Story! Let us know what your troops, groups or Girl Scout is doing in honor of Girl Scout Week.

Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention 2011

The 2011 Girl Scout National Council Session/52nd Convention – November 10-13, 2011 in Houston, Texas - promises to be an historic event. Over the course of four days, a transformed and vibrant Girl Scout Movement will take the national stage as it launches a year-long celebration that will mark our 100th Anniversary. In addition to conducting the business of the Movement, GSUSA will offer exciting new educational opportunities and conduct a groundbreaking series of strategic conversations about the future.

National Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI): Leadership and Innovation…the Next 100 Years on November 10-13, 2011, more than 1,200 girls from across the nation will gather for the 2011 National Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI): Leadership and Innovation…the Next 100 Years. GSLI will be offered to girls 13 and older as an integrated track within the National Convention. GSLI will begin on Thursday morning and culminate on Sunday morning. GSLI participants will be included in the National Convention Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening as well as other scheduled events.

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Welcome to the NEW Girl Scouts Alumnae Association!

The Council Shop at the Riverdale Service Center is closed and will reopen in late 2011 when renovations at the site are completed. Volunteers can still make Girl Scout purchases in the Paramus and Randolph Service Centers and via our online catalog at

Share Your Cookie Story

Fill out the Share Your Story form to be featured on the GSNNJ Web site and in print and e-mail communications. What is your troop or group planning to accomplish with cookie proceeds? What is your favorite part of selling Girl Scout cookies? What have you learned from the sale and program? You can even submit a photo with your story!

Good luck to all the girls who are taking action to reach their Girl Scout Cookie Sale goals!

The Riverdale Service Center is closed for renovations. Please visit our other Locations:
or visit our temporary location after Wednesday, January 4th at: 69 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Who We Are:
The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is a high-capacity council with a strong presence in the communities of Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties. We serve and bring this paramount leadership program to more than 33,000 girls.
On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
GSNNJ Vision Statement:
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey will be recognized as the premier leadership development program that nurtures, inspires, and empowers girls.