Letter to the Editor: Girl Scouts Thank Community for Support

Cookies, Cake and Community

Dear Editor,

The Princeton Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey wishes to thank our wonderful community for their support of our nearly 300 girls who live and go to school in Princeton.

During January and February, they supported our work through the annual Girl Scout cookie sale. Palmer Square Management and WaWa provided outdoor space where the girls braved snow, cold and wind, as well as sunny and warm conditions, to sell their cookies to the community.

On March 17th, the Princeton Shopping Center sponsored our 100th Anniversary Patch Program, which brought over 200 girls and their families to Princeton to experience our rich tradition and current activities in outdoors, environment, service and leadership. We sang, Zumba danced with the New York Sports Club, collected items for a time capsule to be opened in 25 years, donated over 10 bags of food to the Mt. Carmel Guild, and enjoyed a beautifully decorated cake, compliments of McCaffreys Supermarket.

Also during March, the girls enjoyed earning badges through the generous contributions of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, and the local chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at Princeton University.

At Communiversity last year, we gathered signatures of an extraordinary number of area women who are, or were, Girl Scouts. Our banner will be proudly carried in the Memorial Day parade. Look for us!

Please accept our appreciation for your support of Girl Scouts, which builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

As the current girls grow and continue to serve and lead, we, the over 150 volunteer leaders and coordinators, experience first hand the joy of watching this process occur.  We invite you to witness the outcomes that start with a simple Brownie sing-along, S’mores around a campfire, or the excitement of selling cookies.


Karen Freundlich
Volunteer Manager
Princeton Girl Scouts