The Rutgers University in Your Community Girl Scout Program Award is a Cadette Girl Scout/Senior Girl Scout/Ambassador Girl Scout Program Award of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc. and is open to Girl Scouts throughout New Jersey, nationwide, and the world.

You may already know that Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the premier public research university of New Jersey and one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher education in the nation. But there's probably a lot you don't know about Rutgers. Did you know that we have three campuses, in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, with nearly 50,000 students and about 9,000 faculty and staff? Altogether, more people study and work at Rutgers than live in the city of New Brunswick!

Rutgers is a large and vibrant academic community, and is committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and community service. As you earn this Program Award, you will begin to understand Rutgers' presence in your community.

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Program Award Requirements

You can earn the Program Award as follows:
  • Complete two activities of your choice from the four categories of Skill Builders, Technology, Service Projects, and Career Exploration. The activities you choose must be from different categories.
  • Create a goal that is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) by following these three steps: 

    1. Write one paragraph explaining the goal of your activity. Consider questions like: What interests you most about this topic? What would you most like to learn, do, or share? What do you hope to accomplish? How will you measure your success?
    2. List the steps you’ll take to achieve this goal.
    3. Review what you’ve written with your adult adviser before beginning to work on your activity. Discuss how the chosen steps will enable you to reach your goal.

  • Prepare a short REFLECTION describing what part(s) of the Promise and Law relate(s) to what you did while earning the Program Award.