For troops and Service Units unable to participate in activities due to scheduling conflicts, our Program on the Go service is available. GSNNJ will bring some of our most popular program activities to your location. Some programs, like Continental Cooking, are featured at specialty program destinations.
Program on the Go explores Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and STEM, and includes fun and educational activities such as cake decorating, a group cooking class, sewing, constellation exploration, and more.
To request one of our Program on the Go activities listed below, complete a Program on the Go Interest Form at least three weeks prior to your desired activity date.
Popsicles, trampolines, and crayon holders are just some of the items designed by kids. Their inspiration to create these items came because they needed to solve a problem. Solving problems requires creativity and imagination. In this workshop, girls will use the supplies provided as well as their creativity and imagination to design a product and create a prototype. This brand-new design will be shared with the group for feedback that can be used to improve your design. Then persuade your fellow Girl Scouts to invest in your product by creating an advertising pitch.
Pop bead jewelry, dress up clothes, board games, markers, and crayons. What is your favorite thing to play with? Ever wonder who made those toys and how they came up with the ideas? Try your hand at designing your own toy and then share your idea with the group. Make it even better and then create a commercial or advertisement that will get everyone interested. Your toy could be the next big thing! All supplies needed for this program will be provided.
Cake Décor 1: Fundamentals
Get creative with icing as you learn the basics skills of cake decorating from a professional baker. Adults can register and participate too, but not required. Please note: food items may contain or be cross contaminated with know food allergens.
Cake Decorating II: Borders and Basket Weaving
Build on the skills you learned in Cake Décor 1, as you work with bakery icing to create ruffled swags, basket weaves, and piping techniques on a cake that you will take home. Adults can register and participate too, but not required. Please note: food items may contain or be cross contaminated with known food allergens.
Put on your chef’s hat and apron and join us in a professional restaurant kitchen at the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope, NJ. Here you will learn basic cooking skills and create a special meal to share with the guidance of a Master Chef who made it to the final round of the cooking show Chopped! Adults may participate and enjoy the family-style meal at the end of the session too! All registrants will need a signed parental/custodial waiver. This program is offered on Monday evenings from October 2023 through April 2024.
Program Date and Cuisine:
Oct. 16, 2023: Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest - Chicken Schnitzel, Potato Pancakes, Struedel
Nov. 13, 2023: Autumn Harvest - Turkey Piccata, Carrots, Squash, Pear Crisp
Dec. 11, 2023: Fondue & Frosty Fun - Cheese & Chocolate Fondue, Sorbet
Jan. 8, 2024: Fondue & Frosty Fun - Cheese & Chocolate Fondue, Sorbet
Feb. 5, 2024: Roman Holiday - Make Fresh Pasta, Garlic Bread, Gelatto
March 4, 2024: Celtic Country - Shephard's Pie, Colcannon, Bread Pudding
April 15, 2024: April in Paris - Chicken with Mushrooms, Quiche & Creme Brulee
In this introductory, hands-on class for Girl Scout Daisies, girls will create a fun, easy to sew messenger bag using a computerized sewing machine.
Girls will learn to use computerized sewing machines, pin fabric, and learn the language of sewing to make a one-of-a-kind pillow case.
Girls will learn about style, body measurements, and the basics of garment construction to make an elastic waistband skirt or halter top.
Participants will continue to learn to thread and program the computerized sewing machines, they get introduced to sewing curves and more intricate sewing construction to make a shoulder bag.
Discover how to better focus on what your body can do, than on how it looks. During this program, you'll explore yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques that will help you ignore the negative body image messaging in advertising, movies, television, and social media.
Just Breathe: The Magic of Mindfulness
Join us on a magical journey of mindfulness in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. This amazing workshop includes relaxation techniques through breathing, yoga, guided meditation, motivational games, and an inspirational craft.
GSNNJ brings the stars down to Earth, where girls will study the constellations and other wonders of the night sky. We will bring our portable Star Lab planetarium to your location!
Note: The Star Lab can hold up to 25 people. Star Lab presentations are appropriate for all ages; however, we will group presentations by age level. A space of at least 25 feet by 25 feet with at least 12-foot-high ceilings is needed. The Star Lab cannot be set up outside. A single AC electrical outlet must be available. We will need adults to be able to assist with badge-earning activities and to come into the Star Lab, especially for the Daisy and Brownie levels – it’s dark inside.