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Scout Badge Workshops


The YMCA offers a series of workshops to assist Girl and Boy Scouts in mastering the important skills required to earn a badge, including swim badges - all while having great fun.

Hillsborough YMCA

Boy Scout & Girl Scout Swim Programs (Ages 3 years to 18 years)

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops may earn swimming badges and complete swim test requirements at the YMCA. Please contact our Aquatics Department to schedule time with an instructor.

For more information, troop leaders may contact Lisa Slover, Aquatics Director at 908 369 0490 or email.

Learn more about Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs at the Y

  • Cub Scout Swim Program (Ages 3 years to 6 years)

    Join us with your Cub Scout Pack  to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.

  • Boy Scouts Swim Program (Ages 7 years to 18 years)

    Join us with your Boy Scout Pack  to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.

  • Girl Scouts Swim Program (Ages 3 years to 6 years)

    Join us with your troop to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.

Somerset Hills YMCA

We offer a great variety of workshops for Girl Scout badges. Additionally, workshops can be custom designed to meet the needs of your troop. Please contact us to make arrangements and we will do our best to accommodate your troop needs. If you have an idea for a “Make Your Own” badge and we can assist you with making that happen. 

For more information, please contact Erika Lewin at 908 766 7898 x540 or email. A minimum of five Scouts are needed to run a class.

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Boy Scout Badges
  • Learn to Exercise Properly
Girl Scout Daisy Petals (Ages 5 years to 6 years)
  • Sunny Petal

    There are lots of ways to practice being friendly and helpful. Join us for a story and discussion about practicing some of those ways. We will also create a fun drawing and beautiful mural together.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

Girl Scout Brownie Badges (Ages 6 years to 8 years)
  • Dancer

    Explore the world of dance through new moves and create a dance of your own.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • Fair Play

    Be active and have fun while learning great teamwork.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • First Aid

    Learn what to do in an emergency, from calling 911 to using first aid to treat minor injuries. Each troop will create one group first aid kit to take with them.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • My Best Self

    Learn about food groups and healthy eating with a chance to sample healthy foods.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • Painting

    Create a Van Gogh inspired painting without any paint brushes. We will explore how color and mood affect your painting.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • Potter
    Bring a picture of your favorite animal and join us in creating a clay critter pot.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • Senses
    Learn how to use all of your five senses by through fun activities and games.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • Snacks

    Learn to make delicious snacks with several healthy recipes.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

Girl Scout Junior Badges (Ages 8 years to 10 years)
  • Drawing

    Learn drawing techniques through various mediums.

    Workshops are 90 minutes long.

  • First Aid

    Learn the first steps to take in an emergency through first aid skills.

    Workshops are 2 hours long.

  • Jeweler

    Learn to use the tools of the trade to make beautiful jewelry.

    Workshops are 90 minutes long.

  • Musician

    Explore music from around the world. You will learn to write and play your own song.

    Workshops are 2 hours long.

  • Practice with Purpose

    Learn to set an athletic goal and achieve it though drills, skills and practice.

    Workshops are 90 minutes long.

  • Staying Fit

    Learn about health facts, aerobic activities and nutrition to keep fit and fueled.

    Workshops are 90 minutes long.

Girl Scout Cadette Badges (Ages 10 years to 13 years)
  • Babysitter

    Learn babysitting skills and get hands-on experience working alongside an instructor at the Y's "Kids' Night Out".

    Workshops are 2 hours 30 minutes long.

  • Digital Movie Maker

    Lights, Camera, Action! Learn basic digital video techniques to create a short film of your very own.

    Workshops are 3 hours long.

  • Eating for Beauty

    Learn how nutrition can enhance beauty - inside and out.

    Workshops are 60 minutes long.

  • First Aid
    Learn to care for infants and young children through this American Red Cross course.

    Workshops are 3 hours long.

  • Good Sportsmanship

    Practice good sportsmanship by learning how to be a great team player and a positive thinker.

    Workshops are 90 minutes long.

  • Woodworker

    Sand, hammer and paint your way to a fun, personalized project.

    Workshops are 2 hours long.

Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Badges (Ages 14 years to 17 years)
  • Book Artist

    Create your own one-of-a-kind book by taking apart an old one!

    Workshops are 2 hours long.

  • Collage Artist

    Find inspiration through the art of collage.

    Workshops are 2 hours long.

Somerville YMCA

Boy Scout & Girl Scout Swim Program (Ages 3 years to 18 years)

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops may earn swimming badges and complete swim test requirements at the YMCA. Please contact our Aquatics Department to schedule time with an instructor.

For more information, troop leaders can contact Valerie Deraville at 908 526 0688 x511 or by email.

Learn more about Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs at the Y

  • Cub Scout Swim Program (Ages 3 years to 6 years)

    Join us with your Cub Scout Pack to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.

  • Boy Scouts Swim Program (Ages 7 years to 18 years)

    Join us with your Boy Scout Pack to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.

  • Girl Scouts Swim Program (Ages 3 years to 18 years)

    Join us with your troop to complete your swimming badge or swim test requirements.

    Session lengths depend on the number of swimmers and skills.