VIRTUAL BADGE PROGRAMS for troops are now available!
The classes consist of two ~1 hour video sessions scheduled approx a week apart, with activities for scouts to do in between sessions. Interested leaders can contact us to schedule a class. $12/scout; minimum 10, maximum 25. We currently offer:
ONSITE BADGE PROGRAMS (at The New Weis Center)
Classes are listed in the "LINK" book; registration opens 45 days prior to class on the GSNNJ website
Two Scoops of Science (Brownies & Juniors):
Earn your Think Like a Scientist badge while exploring the science of ice cream! Girls will discuss the importance of water in its different forms and take a hike to see the stream. Girls will learn about the chemical reaction that happens when ice cream is formed and the molecular chemistry terms behind it. After, girls will lead their own experiment and create their own ice cream!
Launch It (Brownies & Juniors):
Earn your Think Like an Engineer badge and solve problems just like an engineer would. Learn about important women engineers throughout history; use the design thinking process and do a hands-on design challenge activity. Finally, learn the difference between a catapult and trebuchet, and launch something! Girls will brainstorm, design, make, and test their own mini catapults and trebuchets, before we launch our 5 foot trebuchet outside.
Brownies - We can also provide the Outdoor Adventurer or Outdoor Art Creator badge. Just choose a date and we'll schedule it for your troop! We would love to host your Journey weekend, camping trip/fire circle or other badge programs!
Scouts have completed several projects at the Center, including building much needed new picnic tables, grounds and garden cleanups, and planting flower bulbs. We are grateful for the service projects that have been completed by many troops, including:
There are many projects just waiting for the right Scout, so please let us know if your troop would like to help!
We also welcome and provide programs for Homeschool and Baden-Powell scouting groups!
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.
Tent Camping, Indoor Camp-INs, Campfires and other Events:
We LOVE welcoming ALL types and levels of Scouts to The New Weis Center!
We offer many types of programs and badge classes (virtual and in-person), guided nature hikes, facility rentals for special events, a firecircle, and overnight camping. We also have projects - large and small - perfect for your troop's service projects (including Eagle). If you are interested in a program that is not currently scheduled, or would like to reserve a facility for your troop's event, please let us know!
MERIT BADGE CLASSES
IN-PERSON BADGE CLASSES
Upcoming Merit Badge classes:
Cancellation policy: Cancellations for in-person classes must be requested 2 or more weeks in advance, and will be refunded at the full price.
VIRTUAL BADGE CLASSES
Current Badge Classes:
Details and Blue Cards:
Cancellation policy: Virtual classes are not refundable, but you may switch to another class if one is available.
Scouts have completed several important projects at Weis, including parking lot and grounds cleanups and clean-out of outbuildings. We are also grateful to be chosen as the site for many Eagle Scout projects!
Future Eagle projects - just waiting for the right Scout!
In-process Eagle projects:
Completed Eagle projects:
We can schedule many programs upon request, including the following adventures. Just give us a date and the program, and we'll set it up!
Note: there is a 10 Scout minimum to schedule; if you don't have enough Scouts in your troop you can partner with another troop or let us know and we'll open registration to other troops to fill the program. Here are some of the "Adventure" programs we can offer ($12/scout):