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It is the wide variety and creativity of Girl Scout programs that enables Girl Scouts to learn and grow to their full potential, follow the Girl Scout Law, keep the Girl Scout Promise and have fun along the way. Girl Scout programs and activities are key to successful Girl Scouting experiences. If you are looking for program ideas click on the appropriate Girl Scout level links below to obtain information on various Girl Scout Programs. Click on this link for many many Field Trip Ideas. Guidlines for planning GS Ceremonies can be found by clicking on this link (.pdf format)   Also below are some ideas for Program Sharing, Community Service & links to useful forms.

Daisy | Brownie | Junior | Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Program Sharing:
If you have a program idea or have learned of a new program, please share it with us by sending an email to the BHGSSU Manager (click here). You can also fill out the Program Sharing Ideas Form (#5) listed below in the BHGSSU Forms Section. New and exciting ideas are always welcomed and encouraged!!! Click on the following Troop #'s to read about some of their program ideas!

40674, 40892, 40922, Free Trail Hikes

Information for Hosting BHGS Special Events:
Listed below are events held by the Berkeley Heights Girl Scout Service Unit during the girl scout year. Links to sample Flyer, Forms and other information have been provide for planning purposes; if hosting one of these events. Please note: Also included at the bottom of the list are 3 documents to help in the planning process. They are: GSHNJ Flyer Template (for creating a flyer), Flyer Guidelines (what to include in your flyer) and GS & GSHNJ Logos (if not using the template, you can use these logos to create your own flyer). Please Note: You may have to hit the back button to get back to this site.

Community Service Ideas: (Click here for many more community service project ideas, you're sure to find something appropriate for your troop!)
Summit Area Red Cross
Youth Leadership Conference
Babysitting Classes
Habitat for Humanity
315 W. 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Go Shopping
Take your troop to Toys R Us (or other store)
Divide into small groups, establish a budget
& shop! Donate the purchased items to shelters/Bridges program, etc.
StarFish Food Pantry Inc.
At Covenant United Methodist Church
631 East Front St.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Contact: Kathy Delucca 908-755-8888
Tues, Thur, Fri 10-2
Contact Council
Ask for a list of community service organizations that welcome the participation of young children
Master Gardeners' of Union County at Trailside
For any troop interested in this ongoing project contact Norma Cohen 908-464-1730
See attached form

Useful Forms for Leaders & Co-Leaders:
The following is a list of forms that you may find useful. The GSHNJ forms (except for #19 just click on this link) can be found on its website by clicking on this link For the BHGSSU Forms, click on the link to access that form. Once you've viewed and/or printed a form you may have to hit the back button to get back to this page.

  1. Adult Forms
  • Adult Health History
  • Adult Recognitions
    • Adult Recognitions Nomination Packet
    • Nomination Form
    • Service Unit Tenure Award List
    • Years of Service Award List
  • Blue Book of Basic Documents
    • 2009 Blue Book of Basic Documents
  • Cookies
    • Fall Cookie Sale Forms
  • Financial Aid
    • Financial Aid Application for Programs/Events
    • Financial Aid Application for Membership Registration - Girls
    • Financial Aid Application for Membership Registration - Adults
    • Financial Aid Application for Camp
  • Girl Awards
    • Bronze Award Report Form & Project Log
    • Bronze Award Pin Purchase Form
    • Bronze Award Project Guide
    • Silver Award Forms
    • Silver Award Pin Purchase Form
    • Silver Award Project Guide
    • Gold Award Troop/Group Advisor Agreements
    • Gold Award Project Proposal
    • Gold Award Projected Budget
    • Gold Award Proposed Project Log
    • Gold Award Final Project Log
    • Gold Award Final Report
    • Gold Award Project Summary
  • Governance
    • Service Unit Delegate Registration Form
  • Insurance
    • Insurance Information
  • Membership Registration
    • 2010 Girl Membership Form
    • 2010 Adult Membership Form
    • 2010 Dues Summary Form
  • Nut, Candy, Magazine Sale
    • Fall Nut Sale Forms
  • Program & Training
    • Program Registration Form
    • Training Registration Forms
  • Safety/Safety-Wise
    • Safety-Wise Update - effective 9/09, to be used with the existing Safety-Wise book.
    • Child Abuse
    • Internet Safety Pledge
  • SHARE Family Giving Materials
    • SHARE Brochure
    • SHARE Donation Envelope
  • Templates
    • Activity/Event Flyer Template
  • Tools of the Trade
    • Tools of the Trade Forms & Documents
  • Troop/Girl Forms
    • Permission Slip
    • Girl Health History
    • Girl Activity Record
    • Troop Money Earner Application
    • Troop Fundraising - Program Proposal and Budget Forms
    • Annual Troop Financial Statement
    • Application for Camping and Troop/Group Trips
    • Accident/Incident Report
  • Optional Troop Forms
    • Troop/Group Attendance Record
    • Troop/Group Dues Record
    • Troop Status Report
    • Adult Record (Registration, Training, Service)
  • Volunteer Forms
    • Volunteer Application (includes Volunteer Agreement)
    • Volunteer Application Procedure
  • GSHNJ Website Guidelines (for creating a troop or group website)
  • Camp Hoover Site Information and Camp Hoover Site Map
    1. Troop Address Form - Word file Excel file
    2. BHGSSU Campership (Financial Aid) Application
    3. BHGSSU Special Events Report
    4. BHGSSU Sharing Program Ideas Form
    5. BHGSSU Publication Consent Form
    6. BH Girl Scouts Gear Order Form, T-Shirt Colors
    7. SWAPS Information and Guidelines
    8. Girl Scout Packing List
    9. Troop Packing List
    10. Sample Food List
    11. Annual Troop Financial Statement
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