From sports to camping to candle-making, the Resource Center has all kinds of equipment that you can check out!
There is also a variety of badge, activity, and specialty kits for troops to check out. A badge kit contains most of the materials necessary to complete a particular badge or patch. Specialty or activity kits are not designed to complete an earned award, but contain materials needed for fun activities girls will enjoy doing.
The badge and activity kits are not meant to be completed in one meeting. The purpose of an earned award is for girls to develop a better understanding of the topic and even be able to discuss their opinions on that topic with others. It is very difficult to relay the importance of the information in the kits in one meeting. We suggest spending two to four meetings on a kit. Each kit is different as is every troop, so we can help you determine how long each kit will be needed. Kits are extremely popular and in great demand. To ensure they are available to as many troops as possible, they are limited to a three-month advance reservation.
Resource Center Reservations
With the exception of library materials, it's best to reserve needed equipment or kits as far in advance as possible. With nearly 1,000 groups using the center, items are not always readily available. Once girls decide which items to borrow, call or come in to reserve immediately.
To reserve equipment, volunteers complete the Equipment Request Form with pick-up date and due date, agreed upon by volunteer and Resource Center staff. Information on the person responsible for the item is also noted. The volunteer, or other designated party, can pick up the reserved item(s) any time during Resource Center hours on the pick up date, and return the item(s) any time during regular center hours on the due date.
To reserve a kit, you also complete an Equipment Request Form or call the Resource Center at phone #5555. Kits/items not picked up within five days of the scheduled pick-up date will be cancelled and made available to others.