Early bird registration for Scouts under way

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has announced early bird registration for Girl Scouts is now under way.

Parents registering daughters for the 2008-09 Girl Scout year as an early bird receive extra benefits and save money. Girls are eligible for a 50 percent discount on one of several fall programs, and an early bird patch. Financial assistance is available to individuals that qualify. Once paid, dues are nonrefundable. There are two Girl Scout Council Service Centers, one in Toms River, and one in Farmingdale. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves approximately 16,500 girls inMonmouth and Ocean counties. Programs and two-day camps are tailored for girls age 5 and older.

For more information, call (800) 785- 2090 or visit www.girlscoutsjs.org.