Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
Upcoming Merit Badge Programs:
August 10: Energy! 12:00 - 3:00 $20 per scout - CLASS FULL
>> Contact us to request a specific badge class or schedule a private class for your troop (minimum 6 scouts).
Scouts have completed several helpful 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 include:
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!
Register at: www.gsnnj.org; registration opens 45 days prior to class
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.
Two Scoops of Science:
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!
We can also provide Brownies with 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 is lots more to be done, 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!
Tent Camping, Campfires and other Events:
Coming Soon: Scout Appreciation Day at Weis!
We greatly appreciate all the support and work the Scouts have done at Weis over the past two years! To say "thank you", we are inviting troop leaders, scouts and their families (ALL scout levels and ages) to join us for an afternoon of fun! Whether you and your troop have been involved with Weis already, or are interested in learning more about how the Center can be part of your scout programs, we hope you will come! We will also showcase Scout projects that have been completed at Weis and discuss some that are in the works - plus a few ideas for future projects.
We LOVE welcoming ALL types and levels of Scouts to The New Weis Center!
We offer many types of programs and badge classes, 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!