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Service Unit Campout

126 girls from 16 troops built scarecrows, did STEM activities and participated in Girl Scout traditions.

On Saturday, October 21, 126 girls (1st to 11th grade) from 16 troops participated in the Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts’ Annual Camp-out. This fantastic weekend included a traditional flag ceremony, scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, a Juliette Gordon Lowe-themed scavenger hunt (our founder who would celebrate her 157th birthday October 31st), s’mores, and two STEM projects. All of this was made possible by the truly dedicated and hardworking leaders, older Girl Scout troops, and extremely helpful parents and community members who attended the event! The girls had a great time; we hope that this event has begun a life-long love of camping for the girls.

We are truly grateful to our many local community members for helping to make the weekend such a huge success, especially:

• Mary Innocenzi, owner of the Village Learning Center for letting us use her beautiful property and facilities for this event. • Sansone’s Farm Market for giving us a great deal on pumpkins, apples, and hay bales. • HomeFront for providing clothing for our scarecrows (clothes not worthy for people, but perfect for scarecrows!). • Hopewell Township Police Department for adding us to their patrol schedule over the weekend. • Hopewell Township Bureau of Fire Safety and Zoning Office for processing our permit applications quickly. • Jessica Barzilai, science teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School, for leading our rocket STEM project Sunday morning.

Thank you for helping us build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We look forward to working with you on future Hopewell Valley Girl Scout Events!

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