Boy and Girl Scouts

Here at the Y, youth development is one of our main priorities, and we know all about the positive impact the Boy & Girl Scout programs continue to have on our children. That’s why many of our branches offer workshops to assist Boy and Girl Scouts in mastering the important skills required to earn a badge. Our workshops include activities like drawing, painting, pottery, swimming, good sportsmanship, and more.

Hillsborough YMCA Boy & Girl Scout Programs

Ages 3 – 18 Years Old

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

For more information, troop leaders may contact our Aquatics Director


Somerset Hills YMCA Girl Scout Programs

Ages 3 – 18 Years Old

In addition to the workshops listed (all badges included), we can design a custom workshop for your troop to "make your own" badge. A minimum of 5 Girl Scouts are needed to run a class. Registration for each class will close one week prior to the start date.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, troop leaders should contact our Associate Program Director

Daisy Programs

1 hour class | $13 members/$16 community | Badge included

Sunny Badge: Practice skills of being friendly and helpful through stories and drawing.

Brownie Programs

1 hour class | $15 members/$18 community | Badge included

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

Fair Play: Be active and have fun while learning great teamwork.

My Best Self: Learn about food groups and healthy eating with a chance to sample healthy foods.

Outdoor Art Creater: Find out how you can make your own art outdoors and have fun doing it!

Painting: Create a Van Gogh-inspired painting without brushes and see how color and mood affect painting.

Pottery: Bring a picture of your favorite animal and create a clay critter pot.

Senses: Learn to use all five senses through fun activities and games. 

Snacks: Learn to make delicious snacks with several healthy recipes.

Junior Programs

1.5 hour class | $18 members/$21 community | Badge included

Drawing: Learn drawing techniques through various mediums.

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

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

Outdoor Art Explorer: Create your very own unique Fairy Garden.

Practice with Purpose: Learn to set an athletic goal and achieve it through drills, skills and practice.

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

Cadette Programs

Class length and pricing specific to workshop, see below

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

2.5 hr class; $27 members; $30 community; Badge & Pizza Included

Eating for Beauty: Learn how nutrition can enhance beauty - inside and out.

1.5 hr class; $18 members; $21 community; Badge Included

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

1.5 hr class; $18 members; $21 community; Badge Included

Outdoor Art Apprentice: Get ready to observe and collect things outdoors that will drive your art and creativity.               

2 hr class; $22 members; $25 community; Badge Included

Woodworker: Scouts will sand their way to a fun, personalized wood project. They will also learn how to use a power drill, screwdriver, hammer and level

2 hr class; $22 members; $25 community; Badge Included

Senior Programs

2 hour class | $25 members/$28 community | Badge include

College Artist: Find inspiration through the art of collage.

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


Somerville YMCA Boy & Girl Scout Programs

Ages 3 – 18 Years Old

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 our Aquatics Director