Scout Troop Group Activities

The Park System has developed programs at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell,  Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck,  Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, & Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Middletown specifically for scout groups. Be sure to check out the rest of the Park System's 
Group Activities. Many of them can be modified to meet badge requirements or enjoyed as a fun activity.

Scout Program at the Manasquan Reservoir

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell 

 Group Size: Minimum 7, Maximum 25

The numbers listed indicate badge requirements (Req.) that can be fully completed or partially completed during the program. Most programs take the form of a forest exploration, building tour, hands-on lab, or a combination of the three. All programs are one hour in length. Please note: Uniform badges, pins, or beads are not provided by the Park System.  For more information or to schedule a group, please call the Environmental Center at 732-751-9453.


  • $5 per child in-county
  • $6 per child out-of-county

Daisy Scouts       

  • Live Animal Talk/Nature Walk

Brownie Girl Scouts         

  • Eco-Explorer
  • Water Everywhere
  • Plants
  • Watching Wildlife

Junior Girl Scouts       

  • Earth Connections -  Req: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
  • Wildlife - Req: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Water Wonders - Req: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Rocks Rock - Req: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Tiger Cub Scouts       

  • Live Animal Talk/Nature Walk

Wolf Cub Scouts     

  • Birds - Req: a, d, and bird discussion
  • Your Living World - Req: 7a, 7b, 7e

Bear Cubs     

  • Sharing Your World With Wildlife - Req: a, c, d, e
  • Water and Soil Conservatoin - a, b, d, e


  • Naturalist - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
  • Forester - 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9
  • Geologist - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel    
For more information or to make arrangements, please call 732-946-3758.

Patch Program - Old-Fashioned Fun on the Farm 
The patch consists of six requirements designed to teach participants what their role would be as a farm worker and farm owner in the 1890s. The program includes activities to develop better understanding of the agricultural methods, daily chores, food preparation, domestic life, games and clothing styles of the time period.   

  • Junior Troops and Bridging Brownies Only 
  • 3 hours
  • Group Size: 15 MAX

Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Middletown   
Please call 732-224-1367 for more information and make arrangements.

Equine Exploration
Are you crazy about horses? Want to learn more? Explore the world of horses and horseback riding. Girl Scouts, this is a great way to earn a badge!

  • Horse Fan
    Learn how to safely interact with horses and discover more about different riding disciplines and careers with horses. Girl Scout participants will fulfill the requirements for the Horse Fan Badge.
    • ages 8-11
    • 5-10 participants
    • 1.5 hour session
  • Horse Rider
    Continue learning about horses and riding, as well as the equipment necessary for riding and its care. Prepare a horse for a riding lesson, and participate in a group ride to demonstrate basic safe riding skills. Girls Scouts participants will fulfill the requirements for the Horse Rider badges.
    • ages 8-11
    • 5-10 participants
    • 2 hour session   
  • Horse Sense
    Be horse smart! Explore what it takes to choose the right horse for you. Investigate the equipment you need and the financial responsibilities of owning your own horse. Discover more about equine career options and how to pursue them. Girl Scout participants will fulfill the requirements for the Horse Sense badge.
    • ages 10-17
    • 5-10 participants
    • Two 2-hour sessions

Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck 
Please call 732-542-1642, ext. 29 for more information & availability

Etiquette for Girl Scout Troops 
Girls will learn proper behavior, politeness, courtesy, table manners & social skills. For more infornation and availability, please call 732-542-1642 ext. 29 or email

Scout Cooking Program
Girl & Boy Scout Troops can get involved in a hands-on cooking project. Program time 1 1/2 hours after school. For more info & availability 732-542-1642 ext. 29 or email