North Brunswick, N.J. — This month, Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ) have unveiled a new Girl Scout DreamLab, a cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind space for girls to discover, create and collaborate. The GSCSNJ team becomes the third council in the nation and the first on the East Coast to open a DreamLab. (Earlier this year, DreamLabs opened in Denver and Gonzales, La.)
A DreamLab is a state-of-the-art space designed to empower girls and provide endless opportunities for exploration. From engaging in STEM projects to podcasting, performing on stage or conquering a bouldering wall, the DreamLab is where girls can try new things, dream big and take their Girl Scout experience to the next level.
“The DreamLab concept was developed with input from Girl Scouts all over the country,” explains Ginny Hill, CEO of GSCSNJ. “We want this space to be versatile, serving as a hub for everything from working on badges and journeys to hosting troop meetings and assisting with Gold or Silver Award projects. The possibilities are truly limitless.”
The DreamLab is part of a nationwide strategy to elevate the Girl Scout experience and make it accessible to all. The North Brunswick location has a state-of-the-art podcast and video booth, a bouldering wall, a STEM lab, an indoor camping area, essential Girl Scout retail and plenty of space for large or small group gatherings and collaborative projects.
“DreamLabs are more than just a space for Girl Scouts — they’re open to the entire community,” says Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts USA. “Our programs inspire imagination, encourage risk-taking and ensure girls can explore immersive, hands-on learning in a supportive environment.”
Starting in October, Girl Scout troops can reserve the DreamLab for meetings and activities. It will also serve as a home for partner programs, badge workshops and community service projects.
SOURCE: Girl Scout DreamLab