Monthly Archives: September 2012

Club Kids on KAPS Radio

Thanks to Mike in the Morning from KAPS Radio, our Members once again have the chance to learn about the world of radio broadcasting.  Check out the Club Kids on KAPS Radio feature on the homepage of our website to hear the two most recent public service announcements recorded by our members!

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SW Torch Club serves at Community Kitchen

Today the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club Torch Club Members walked to the Open Door Community Kitchen at Central United Methodist Church to help with the community meal. The Club Members – 4th, 5th, and 6th graders – helped prepare the food and serve the meal to the participants. They also helped with clean up and dishwashing. Thank you to the ODCK for allowing the Torch Club to earn volunteer hours!

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SW SMART Kids Honor Family

Today the SMART Kids group at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club discussed the importance of family. Each SMART Kid made a Family Award Ribbon to give to a special family member. SMART Kids is a program for youth ages 6 to 9; the group meets twice a week at the Sedro-Woolley Club.

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La Conner Daily Challenges

La Conner UCLA Drill

Teen Coordinator Taylor Baker poses with Daily Challenge MVP Natalie Holt

Today’s Daily Challenge was the UCLA Drill. Members went through a circuit of agility, lower body, coordination, plyometric, and balance exercises.  Below is the circuit that the members went through so you can try the UCLA Drill at home.

  1. 15 Sit-Ups
  2. 40 Meter Alternating Lunges
  3. 15 Jumping Jacks
  4. 40 Meter Backpedal  x2
  5. High Knees
  6. Heel Kicks
  7. 15 Body Weight Squats
  8. 40 Meter Sprint x2

Throughout the month of September the La Conner Clubhouse has held daily challenges all geared towards getting back into shape for the new school year. With a variety of challenges focusing on core strength, agility, endurance and plyometrics, members are getting a chance to get out and be active while learning how to set short term as well as long term goals for fitness. 

Looking ahead to next month, October Daily Challenges are focusing on Basketball. For members who would like to get a head start on pre-season conditioning, new to the sport, or just want to stay active by using elements of a very popular sport.

Our daily challenges take place Monday through Thursday from 2:30-3:30. Every day we have a MVP award given to the boy, girl, or teen who has the best performance. At the end of the month, every member who improves their personal bests in a challenge will earn a prize.

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La Conner: Triple Play Tournaments

La Conner Foosball Tournament

Tournament Winner Tyler (center), looks spectates while Tadhg and Ray play against each other in the fourth place game.

Every week, the La Conner Clubhouse hosts Tournament Play. These tournaments provide a chance for members to compete in a variety of different gamesroom activities.  Tournament Play is great for club members who want to have fun, socialize, compete, and learn the game.

This week, we held a Foosball Tournament.  Tyler, age 9 came in first place.

Tournament Play takes place every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00. (The opening round match-ups run from 3:00-3:30, and resumes after the club breaks from Power Hour at 4:00)

 

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Sedro-Woolley Teens Serve Others

Jacenta Kearney-Elder and Myranda Mitchell, serving at the Open Door Community Kitchen in Sedro-Woolley.

September is the start of our Year of Service and to kick off the year, Sedro-Woolley Teens volunteered at the Open Door Community Kitchen at Central United Methodist Church in Sedro-Woolley. The soup kitchen is open the last full week of every month and serves a full, healthy, family-style meal made from scratch by dedicated volunteers. The teens were able to help with set up and meal preparation, as well as serving the meals and clean up.

Each month you’ll find the Sedro-Woolley Keystone Teens at the Community Kitchen as well as several other community agencies as a way to give back to the community that supports them. The Teens are striving to reach 100 hours of volunteer work and community service before May 15, 2013, so they can be recognized as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This enormous effort is lead by the SW Boys & Girls Club Service Learning Coordinator Bryan Reeder. If you or your agency have service learning opportunities for the teens or any Boys & Girls Club members, please contact Bryan at bryanr@bgcskagit.org. Thank you for your support in our quest for developing youth into service-minded young adults!

 

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Mad Science program makes learning FUN at the Anacortes Club

Mad Scientist Becky teaches Club Members about colors and mixing oils

The Mad Science club has begun at the Anacortes Club! Education Coordinator Becky has brought a new and fun experiment for members to participate in each Friday afternoon. From small group experiments to large group presentations, and average of 15 kids have participated every other Friday from 4:00-5:00. Mad Science is aimed at making science fun for members of all ages. Becky will have a new experiment every other Friday afternoon.

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Anacortes Arts Program

Anacortes Club Members create Gaming Walls to decorate the Art Room

The Art Room at the Anacortes Club has been non-stop busy for the past two weeks. An average of 23 Club Members per day visit the Art Room to work with Art Lady Monica an a new project each day. Members have created their own Super Hero name tags, worked on Origami, made cards for Service men and women, along with many many other things. The Art Room is open Tuesday-Thursday from 3:00-5:30pm. Make sure you stop by and check out all of the members great artwork that covers the walls AND the ceiling!

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Mount Vernon: NetSmartz

Mount Vernon Program Highlight: NetSmartz

Mount Vernon members learn the importance of internet safety through NetSmartz curriculum.

Youth & Teen members at the Mount Vernon Club have been busy learning about internet safety through our NetSmartz curriculum. Through a 30-minute interactive game featuring Clicky and his dog Router, members between the ages six through nine have been learning about the importance of password safety and the need for adult permission whenever they decide to go online.

For our members, ages 10 through 12, they have had to watch several videos on the NSTeens website that covers everything from internet safety skills and cyber-bullying, to the dangers of social media.

For our Teen members in order to earn the privilege to use the internet for homework or fun, they are required to take a 15 question test. All teens are required to pass the test with a perfect score; otherwise they are required to watch additional videos on the NSTeens website.

So far we have had 12 Teen members take and pass the test with a perfect score, as well as, just over 30 youth members who have completed the NetSmartz program. All of our members are learning how to communicate safely while online and utilize strong internet safety skills.

 

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Mount Vernon: Creative Writing

Mount Vernon Creative Writing Club

Members having fun creating word puzzles during our Project Learn Creative Writing Club.

As the school year has started up again, so has our Project Learn Creative Writing Club. Members get a chance to stretch their imagination and have fun all while learning sentence structure and grammar! The kids love to play word puzzles and games where they must make a sentence with a set number of predetermined words. The Mount Vernon Project Learn Creative Writing Club is held every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:00pm.

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