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Our Council

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) believes in the power of every girl.  Our leadership program is designed to help a girl discover who she is, what she can do, and connects her with a powerful community of girls and mentors to make it happen.  With unique opportunities, Girl Scouts explore, learn, succeed and take action to make a difference in their community. 

With support from dedicated volunteers, parents and staff, we are able to give nearly 18,000 girls an exceptional Girl Scout experience throughout Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, southern Warren, and parts of Middlesex counties. We have Service Centers in North Branch and Westfield along with three camp properties: Camp Hoover in Middleville, NJ, Camp DeWitt in Hillsborough, NJ, and The OVAL in Maplewood, NJ.

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We aspire to deliver life-changing experiences as well as important life skills to all girls so that they may develop courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting is way more than just selling iconic cookies and camping. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we teach girls about leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, environmental awareness, and the importance of community service. Our girls collectively donate more than 300,000 community service hours each year, only making it more evident that what they do – and what we do – matters!

If you are a girl looking for a place to fit in and have fun, an adult who wants to volunteer, or a corporation, foundation, organization or an individual that wants to support the good work of Girl Scouts, you’ve come to the right place!