GSHNJ now offers opportunities for your troop or group to participate in a council-led program when and where YOU want it!  Just choose a program from the list below and contact the corresponding Program Specialist to begin the reservation process. 

How it works:

  • Programs must be ordered a minimum of three weeks in advance of requested date.

  • You must provide a venue for the program.  GSHNJ Service Centers are available for these programs, on a limited basis, free of charge.  Program Specialists can provide availability information for council properties.

  • A $50 refundable deposit is required to reserve free ON DEMAND programs.  Your refund will be issued when minimum attendance is met and evaluations are received, or if you cancel your reservation at least one week in advance of your reservation.

  • Any changes to reservations must be made a minimum of one week prior by contacting the appropriate Program Specialist.  All standard GSHNJ Program Policies are in effect for ON DEMAND programs.

Steps to reserve:

  1. Contact the appropriate Program Specialist to secure a date and time at least three weeks in advance.
  2. Once date, time, and location have been secured, your Program Specialist will provide an eBiz link to finalize your registration.  Your purchase must be completed within 48 hours of receiving your eBiz link, or your reservation is automatically cancelled.  Only one person should register for your entire troop or group.
  3. All participants must be registered and paid for in advance.  Refundable deposit payments are required for any free program.

ARCHERY OPEN SHOOTING AT CAMP DEWITT (Seasonal: May-October)

Program Level: J, C, S, A                Length: 90 minutes         Cost: $15/girl      Girl Minimum: 4                     Girl Maximum: 12

Ready for some fun?  Archery is an exciting, safe, physically and mentally challenging sport.  No experience necessary—topics covered include range rules, safety, and fundamentals of archery. \\ This is a rain or shine event.  Dress for outdoor weather.  Long hair must be tied back. \\ Contact: Alicia Lazorisak, alazorisak@gshnj.org, 908-947-1729.

ARCHERY OPEN SHOOTING AT THE OVAL (Seasonal: May-October)

Program Level: J, C, S, A                Length: 90 minutes         Cost: $15/girl      Girl Minimum: 4                      Girl Maximum: 12

Ready for some fun?  Archery is an exciting, safe, physically and mentally challenging sport.  No experience necessary—topics covered include range rules, safety, and fundamentals of archery. \\ This is a rain or shine event.  Dress for outdoor weather.  Long hair must be tied back. \\ Contact: Alicia Lazorisak, alazorisak@gshnj.org, 908-947-1729.

BUBBLE-OLOGY

Program Level: D, B        Length: 90 minutes         Cost: $10/girl      Girl Minimum: 5                                      Girl Maximum: 20

This program is all about bubbles!  Complete experiments to answer questions like “What makes the best bubble solution?” and “Are bubbles always round?”  Once you’ve discovered the optimal bubble solution, put it to the test making bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! \\ This program is best run outdoors or in a room with mop-able floors.  Tables are required; all other supplies are provided.  Girls will get messy; dress accordingly and leave your Girl Scout vest/smock at home. \\ Contact: Jamie Kay Discher, jkdischer@gshnj.org, 973-842-4226.

GEOCACHING

Program Level: J, C, S, A                Length: three hours        Cost: $6/girl        Girl Minimum: 6                     Girl Maximum: 24

Geocaching is a digital treasure hunting game sweeping the globe.  Join us to learn about the game and then follow clues and your GPS unit to set off around the park in search of caches.  Geocaching courses available: Bayonne Park in Bayonne, Echo Hill Park in Flemington, Watchung Reservation near the Trailside Nature Center in Mountainside.  \\ Girls work in pairs.  Minimum of one adult for each pair of girls.  Each pair of girls should bring 12 SWAPS to deposit in the caches.  Dress for outdoor weather.  \\ Contact: Jamie Kay Discher, jkdischer@gshnj.org, 973-842-4226.

Gold Award Brainstorm

Program Level: S, A         Length: two hours           Cost: Free           Girl Minimum: 5                                  Girl Maximum: 20

During this group brainstorming session we will help you sort out your thoughts in choosing an issue to explore and moving forward with your Gold Award Take Action Project.  Girls are encouraged to bring an adult along to help with this brainstorming session.  \\ In order to participate, girls must have completed their Girl Scout Journey step, attended a council-sponsored Gold Award Workshop, and have begun exploring issues of interest.  \\ Contact: Julie Wagenblast, jwagenblast@gshnj.org, 908-518-4410.