SCOUTING

We also welcome and provide programs for Homeschool and Outdoor Service Guides scouting groups!

​Contact us to schedule a group badge class for your troop.

Smaller groups are welcome to partner with another troop(s) or let us know and we'll open registration to fill the program.

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


Here are some of the program and activity options we offer for the Scouting community:

  • ​Overnight tent camping, with outdoor privy and access to indoor restrooms. Includes firecircle; wood supplied onsite.
  • Firecircle with rustic seating for campfire ceremonies and special occasions.
  • Facility rentals: covered pavilion, picnic grove, recreation field, indoor classrooms, and large multi-purpose room for troop meetings and events.*
  • ​Additional recreation options include gaga ball, volleyball and ping pong.*
  • Year-round scout programs and badge classes (virtual and in-person).
  • Guided nature observation hikes - daytime and night hikes are available!
  • We also have projects - large and small - perfect for your troop's service projects (including Eagle).​​

​​​​​​​Boy Scouts of America


Badge Classes - Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA can sign-up for our scheduled badge classes individually or with other troop members. We also encourage Scoutmasters to schedule a class for your troop.


Badge Classes - Cub Scouts

 Badges for all levels may be scheduled for your troop upon request.


​Service Hours and Projects
We have a range of projects that are ideal for community and conservation service hours, and larger projects for Life & Eagle Scouts.​


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​​​​Tent Camping & Campfires

  • 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 Camping & Campfire Policies and Ground Rules before reserving, and be sure to follow them once onsite.​


Facility Rentals

Our outdoor facilities are the perfect spot to hold your troop meetings and other events. We also offer a discount off the regular, single day rental fee for troops wishing to reserve multiple dates for their ongoing activities. Learn more about our facilities and see pricing.


​​​Guided ​​Hike

Our staff is first aid/CPR certified and ready to lead your group on a forest exploration. Our 152-acre property in the Highlands Region of northern NJ features a mountain stream, rugged terrain, diverse forest, ruins, and some nice viewpoints.

  • Up to 3 hours
  • $150 minimum fee for up to 10 people (scouts and adults); additional $14/person over 10, up to 25 person maximum
  • To schedule, contact us at: staff@highlandsnaturefriends.org, or call 973-835-2160


Girl Scouts


Badge Classes

We offer multiple badge classes for Dais​ies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes, which may b​​​​e scheduled for your troop upon request.

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Service Hours and Projects

​Whether your troop wants to complete meaningful service hours or has a scout ​looking to complete a service project, including Silver, we have plenty of options just waiting for Girl Scouts to lend a hand!





LEARN MORE & SCHEDULE A BADGE OR PROJECT​​