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  • Service over the Summer


    There are service opportunities offered year round.  Some of these include the Hillsborough Food Pantry (CAN), S.H.I.P, and Operation Shoebox.  In addition, we typically receive info on fall activities like Red Ribbon Week during the summer.  Check below for some great opportunities.

    • Calendar of Service Events

    • Healing Heart Service Project

      Compassionate Care Hospice is working with bereaved families to support children and their families who are facing a loss. Founded in 1993, we are community based organization committed to providing the highest quality of hospice care to patients and their families. 

      Our goal is to to support these families showing the love and compassion they need. We are looking forward to collaborate with the girls scout leaders and the team to make a "Healing Heart" project. 

      We will provide the supplies to run this project: 
      1. Red felt fabric to make the heart 
      2. Sewing needles 
      3. Scissors 
      4. Thread 
      5. Cotton 
      5. A note

      Our volunteer coordinator will work with girls scout leader to coordinate this project.  Please contact Jessicalee Huggins directly at

    • 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.”
      • 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


    • Operation Shoebox

        Monday and Wednesday Evenings as well as Saturday and Sundays after 1 p.m. 2-3 hours of volunteer time. Schedule your time on a first come, first serve basis with 2-4 volunteers at a time sorting at the warehouse.

      Great Troop opportunity  - contact Tracie Zebro at

    • 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 ( 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. 


    • Hearts of Service

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