COVID-19 GUIDELINES (updated 10/22/20): We are open for OUTDOOR programs, have increased our cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and are following recommended health and safety guidelines at all programs and events. Masks MUST be worn and social distancing maintained  at all programs and when using the indoor restrooms. THANK YOU!

​​​We LOVE welcoming ALL types and levels of Scouts to The New Weis Center!

We offer year-round scout programs and badge classes (virtual and in-person), guided hikes, facility rentals for meetings and special events, a firecircle, and overnight camping. We also have projects - large and small - perfect for your troop's service projects (including Eagle).


We also welcome and provide programs for Homeschool and BPSA scouting groups!

​Contact us to schedule a private class for your troop. Note: there is a 10 Scout minimum to schedule a private badge class; if you don't have enough Scouts you can partner with another troop(s) or let us know and we'll open registration to fill the program.

​​​​​​​Boy Scouts of America

Badge Classes

(In Person & Virtual)

Scouts can sign-up for our scheduled badge classes individually or with other troop members. Scoutmasters can also schedule a private class just for their troop (minimum 10 scouts).

​Service Hours and Projects
Scouts have completed many service hours working on much needed garden and grounds work at The New Weis Center, including parking lot and seasonal cleanups, and clean-out of outbuildings. We are grateful to have been chosen as the site for many larger rank projects as well, including Life and Eagle Scout. ​​There is still much work to be done, and plenty of projects - large and small - just waiting for the right Scouts! Please Contact us to schedule service hours or an individual or troop project.

​​​​Tent Camping, Campfires, Meetings and other Events:

  • We offer facilities for Scout group campfire circles, overnight camping, meetings and other gatherings. In addition to a large camping area and a firecircle with rustic seating, we have a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a picnic grove, a large recreation field, and gaga ball. Plus ping-pong & volleyball in summer. Contact us for more info or to reserve!
  • DO NOT bring any outside firewood, as this may contribute to the spread of destructive invasive insects. Several recently introduced insects - including the Spotted Lanternfly, Emerald ash borer, Asian long-horned beetle, and Sirex woodwasp – can be transported long distances in/on firewood. Once transported into new areas they can become established and kill local trees. There will be an ample supply of firewood and kindling onsite in our covered woodshed.
  • Please review our Ground Rules and Camping & Campfire Policies before reserving, and be sure to follow them once onsite.

​Guided Hikes

Our staff is first aid/CPR certified and knowledgeable about the area, and ready to lead your group on a forest exploration hike on our beautiful 152-acre property. Please contact us to schedule your hike.

  • ​1 hour - up to 12 scouts: $50; 13-25 scouts: $75. Please call for larger groups.
  • 1-2 hours - up to 12 scouts: $75; 13-25 scouts: $100. Please call for larger groups.​​

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Badge Classes
(In Person & Virtual)

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (updated 10/22/20) for in-person classes: Masks MUST be worn and social distancing maintained. Masks are also required when using the restrooms.

"LINK" Book Badge and Patch Classes

In addition to the badge classes you may schedule directly with The New Weis Center, we also have several programs listed in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey "LINK" program and activities listing. Registration for those classes opens 45 days prior to class, and registration is via the GSNNJ website.


​​There are many projects - large and small - just waiting for the right Scouts!  Please Contact us to schedule service hours or an individual or troop project.