The Monroe and Woodbury Girl Scout service units have merged into a single group now called the Monroe-Woodbury Girl Scout Service Unit and, to mark the occasion, will hold an all-Girl Scout event called “Tie Dye Together” on Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Orange Family YMCA in Monroe.
“The event is open to all girls in all Monroe-Woodbury scouting levels and is intended to celebrate the unity and strength of our new single group,” said Barbara Mallory, volunteer service unit manager. “We hope the tie dye shirts our girls will wear in school and in the community will represent the power our combined service unit will have in making our Monroe and Woodbury communities a better place.”
All troops are invited to attend. Cost is $5 per girl, which includes the cost of the shirt, tie dye materials and complimentary ice cream sundaes.
A portion of each fee will benefit the Monroe-Woodbury Girl Scout scholarship fun for graduating seniors.
A special limited edition, commemorative Monroe-Woodbury Girl Scout Service unit patch will be available for purchase.
RSVPs are encouraged as organizers expect the event will sell out. To attend, email troop attendance by March 1 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The troop leader’s name, telephone number, scouting level, number of girls and shirt sizes should be included. Available shirt sizes are child small or medium; and adult size small, medium and large.
“We’re grateful to the Y for hosting this event for us,” added Mallory. “This is a great, local activity for troops and a way for everyone to get to know each other better.”
- Nancy Kriz