Jan. 4, 2021-- South Toms River, Pine Beach, and Beachwood elementary schools are the proud recipients of new puppet booths, courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 50131.

Part of the scouts' Silver Award Project, the girls designed and created three booths in total, providing one each to their former elementary schools. Emily Cushing for South Toms River; Sienna Henninger for Beachwood; and Mallory Higham and Cali Krean for Pine Beach.

The girls recognized the importance of the new social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, and felt the booths would be a wonderful tool for teachers and students to use. Each booth came equipped with scripts, puppets, and puppet-making materials to ensure that students will be able to use the booths for many years to come.