Girl Scout Cadettes is offering a way to keep kids happy, engaged and creative this summer. The idea came to the cadettes during quarantine as school, athletics and all other in-person activities were halted. The scouts worked in two teams—virtually—to devise a plan to help spread joy to other kids. They decided to make grab-and-go craft kits that will be distributed through the Granby Public Library. New crafts will be available each week and will include materials plus written instructions. Video instructions will be posted on YouTube so others around the globe can follow along too. Some examples of kits include: soap making, slime, fairy house building, a Star Wars craft, a pom-pom craft, origami, friendship bracelets, and more!
“Our project is important because it provides kids with something to do during these hard times. Our craft kits will be something fun that kids can look forward to doing, especially with some summer camps and fun activities being canceled,” said Sydney.
As part of the project, several of the scouts did some fundraising by making hand-made dog toys and selling cookies to purchase materials to include in the kits.
“We know many parents are working from home and summer camps are limited so we would like to provide fun crafts for kids to enjoy. It’s a nice accomplishment to create something for yourself or share it as a gift to someone,” said Lindsey.
These scouts are working toward their Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette (6–8th grade) can achieve. The award involves identifying a community issue that you care about, putting a plan into action and making it sustainable.
“We don’t want kids to be bored at home. Our craft kits give them something to do while social distancing,” says Allison.
For more information and to register, please visit the Granby Public Library Program Calendar at granby-ct.gov/library