Do you need an idea for a special Troop event? Looking for resource materials for loan such as leather stamps, hula skirts or a parachute? Are you having trouble coming up with activities to help you teach teambuilding, or to boost self-esteem or cooperation? Has girl planning got you stumped and frustrated? Your Volunteer Resource Centers are here to help you locate the resources you need to spice up your troop activities. If you have a need that you don’t see listed, please call and ask for help –that’s why we’re here.
What kind of help is available?
Meeting / Activity Space
Troops may use space free of charge in either volunteer resource center on weekdays for regular troop meetings (2 hour limit), if space is available. In return for this privilege, you must leave the meeting space and bathrooms clean and perform 2 service projects each year for the site. Meeting space reservations may be made for the upcoming school year beginning each July. Special events and Overnights require the normal fee. A Troop Meeting Space Agreement form must be completed and approved by the building reservations staff person to reserve meeting space in either resource center. To reserve meeting space in Newark please call the number for the Newark Resource Center on our "Contact Us" page. In Salisbury, contact Jackie Duncan at 410-742-5107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas & Research
We can help you locate ideas, program outlines, information, specialized supplies, etc. Give us a call to make an appointment to come by the Newark center for hands-on help.
Materials & Kits to Loan
In addition to a large library of books and videos, we have lots of kits and materials available for loan. Just a few are listed below. We can also forward information / materials from Newark to the Peninsula Resource Center for pick-up or (in some cases) arrange for mail / shipping.
Download the Equipment Rental Agreement: Word
Check-out Kits Available
Check-out kits at each campground are also available for leaders who wish to facilitate their own program activities on or off site.
In Newark, contact Bernice Chandler at 302-456-7174 or email@example.com to reserve these kits.
In the Salisbury area, contact Jackie Duncan at 410-742-5107 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a kit.
$5 per item listed:
Parachute Games (2 available)
Uniform Trunk (4 available)
Propane Stove (you provide fuel)
Flags and stands - International, Council, State, WAGGGS and USA flags.
Miniature desktop sets (2-8 flags) Limit of 10 international flags per rental. $5 Usage fee.
Science Program Kits - sponsored by Agilent:
Hands-on kits provided by Agilent Technologies are available to adults who have completed training. These science activities apply to Girl Scout awards and are great for troop projects and service unit events. To arrange for training or to reserve kits, contact Catherine Houghton at email@example.com or 302-456-7150.
Kits are $5 per troop - any number of girls. You keep the kits!
Deep Sea Divers - explore the principles of flotation, air pressure and density as you build and test your own "deep sea diver."
Kalimba - explore the fundamentals of sound through the vibration of metal and wood as you build your own "thumb piano."
Catch a Thief - you'll apply investigative and problem solving skills to solve a crime using paper chromatography and ink analysis on a random note.
Quiz Board - use electronic circuits and electrical flows to build your own electronic matching game.
Steady Hand - build a game made of an electronic circuit complete with light and switch and then amaze your family and friends with this game requiring steady hands.
Newton's Rocket Car - assemble and race a balloon powered rocket car.
Owl Pellets - dissect owl pellets to discover the eating habits of these fascinating birds of prey.
Chef Sets - Set of cooking utensils
(All grade levels) | $2 usage fee
Tents and Ground Covers - 4 person tents (4 girls or 3 adults)
(All grade levels) | $5 usage fee
For additional information or assistance with program materials or topics not listed here, contact Sue Rowe at:
302-456-7150, ext. 7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org