Issue 18 – March 2017
Issue #18 – March 2017
Program Update – Meting Plans
by Kerry Cordy
Each month we will be posting a new meeting plan to help give you ideas and make planning club meetings a little easier. These plans are designed for multi-age clubs or families and can be adjusted to meet the needs of each group. Keep in mind that these are ideas only and you can add or subtract from the plan based on the ages and ability of your kids, or the opportunities and interests they have. The first meeting plan we are posting is for the Planets Badge courtesy of Katie Lundquist.
You can find the Planets Badge here.
Have a table or two set with planetary coloring pages and books from the library on planets. This could be your opening activity while you wait for everyone to show up. (10 min) (Partial #13)
Community Service Ideas
Make Your Mark on Hunger
Want to help alleviate hunger in your area? Sign up for generationOn’s Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign, which runs from March 15 – April 30! This campaign, sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, challenges kids and teens to take action to address the issue of hunger in the U.S. through meaningful hands-on service in their communities. Participating is free and easy! Visit www.generationOn.org/hunger to sign up and get fact sheets, project guides and share your service story for a chance to win grants!
Service and Fundraising Combine
Want to get your kids involved in community service and raise funds for you club at the same time? Check out www.funds2orgs.com Funds2Orgs helps you raise funds for your club by simply collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. You’re able to raise money in a fun, engaging, and new way. Your donors will appreciate not having to sell anything or open their wallets. And, you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket costs to get started. The shoes you collect are consolidated by Funds2Orgs and shipped to developing nations around the world. In turn, the shoes are sold by micro-entrepreneurs who seek a hand-up, not a hand-out, from poverty. Over 600 million of shoes are thrown in landfills in the U.S. alone. This is harmful to the environment. And, as these shoes decompose, they release poisonous toxins into the air that are harmful to the life on our planet. Shoe drive fundraisers are a great way to help by re-purposing footwear.
Craft of the Month – Origami Rose
This is a perfect craft for spring submitted by Izzy from the Frontier Girls program!
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