I don’t think any other place in South Jersey has granted more smiles, laughter and fond memories to city-dwelling urchins over the last century than Soupy Island.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ offers camp options focused on activities and experiences that will help young girls build courage, confidence and character.
Although it is cold and blustery out, parents and children all over New Jersey are already exploring summer camp options. In a time where costs are skyrocketing and everything is becoming more and more expensive, it is comforting to know that girls can still have an affordable and amazing experience this summer at camp offered by the Girl Scouts. If you have ever gone to summer camp you probably have fond memories of sitting around the camp fire roasting marshmallows, singing everywhere you went, making new best friends and spending sunny days underneath the trees. Some things change, but these traditions remain the same. Today’s campers learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, cook over a camp fire, swim in a lake or pool, climb a rock wall, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
On the hunt for some Girl Scout cookies? Here is a list of cookie booths in the area.
Sweet Caramel deLites, Girl Scout Cookies are back again. While cookie season never seems long enough, the Girls Scouts officially kicked off sales of their famous cookies as of last Thursday and will continue until late February. With a new season brings a new look to Girl Scout cookies. Changing the classic packaging for the first time since 1999, Girl Scout Cookie boxes will now feature the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills. The goal of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is to teach girls essential skills, such as goal setting and money management. “Each year from our youngest Daisies to our experienced Ambassadors, our girls challenge themselves in new ways and develop skills that will help them for the rest of their lives…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The inside scoop on the Girl Scout cookies that will hit the streets this week - and a taste of what's in store (and door to door) this year.
If you’ve managed to keep your “healthy eating/fitness/diet” resolution to this point, I’m predicting a major upheaval in your new year plans this week. In fact, I’ll go all Mayan on you and give you an actual date when your resolve will be tempted—Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Yep, this Thursday is when cute little girls with wagons full of cookies hit the street—and eating plans go out the window. On Thursday, the Girl Scouts in our area officially kick off this year’s cookie sale. And before you start moaning about how you’ll be giving in to the lure of Caramel Delights or Thin Mints before the week is through, consider this: I have had eight and a half cases of those tempting little buggers in my house since Friday, when we picked them up …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Scouts across America celebrate a century of scouting—learn how it all started and how Girl Scouts help today's youth grow.
Carefullly they piled the boxes, one on top of the other, precariously working the tower high into the sky. Then crash. The cardboard pillar imploded, falling to the ground as the onlookers collapsed into giggles. This was the scene Friday night, as approximately 150 Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes from various West Deptford troops gathered in the middle school cafeteria to celebrate the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts of America were officially formed on March 12, 1912, when 18 girls from Savannah, GA, met with leader Juliette Low in her home. Low—who was better known as “Daisy”—believed that all girls should have the chance to develop mentally, spiritually and physically. She thought community service and open air …