Looking to get organized?
Leaders can setup their own troop Meeting Plan (calendar) in the Volunteer ToolKit system (www.gsnnj.org /MYGS/volunteer toolkit) and download it to send to their troop's parents.
The Volunteer Toolkit currently has pre-populated meeting details for grades K-12 including what to bring, what to say, what to do and how long it will take to hold any particular badge earning or Journey meeting.
Need to hold a Bridging Ceremony?
Good news! Our wooden bridge (about 4ft. long) is available. (It supports the weight of adults.) Troops have also used the Park Avenue bridge and the bridge between DPAC & the swim club.
Leaders should feel free to use their imagination to even make an indoor 'symbolic' bridge.
Things for Troops to do around town:
at (don't forget Annual Permission Slip - one per year covers all outings)
- tour of Borough Hall,
- tour of SUEZ water treatment plant,
- older girls can host an event at the library, swim club or during summer rec camp
- decorate a fence for a holiday with weatherproof flagging tape
- Blauvelt Art Museum tour/workshop,
- fishing at Oradell reservoir (permit required from water company),
- entertain, make cards or do activities with residents at Oradell health care center,
- tour of a local bank; police/fire station.
- nature walk along reservoir path,
- litter clean up along Kinderkamack Rd., at a park, at an empty municipal parking lot,
- beautify Oradell (check with Environmental Committee & Beautification Committee for project ideas)
- do some planting around town or at the Oradell Community Garden
- watch a performance/take a backstage tour at Bergen County Players
- ask the parents in your troop to share their skills or knowledge with your girls