La Conner Boys & Girls Brave Heroes Torch Club Takes 1st Place

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Members of Torch Club on a Climate Change Expedition, visiting the Swinomish Marine Interpretive Center

The Brave Heroes Torch Club based out of La Conner recently competed in a National competition, The Climate SuperStars Environmental Challenge, sponsored by Samsung. This competition challenged Brave Heroes Torch Club members to demonstrate their leadership, creativity and teamwork skills while caring for the environment.

Each week, the Club completed a new set of tasks, such as; to take a climate change expedition, learn about vampire power, and plant a tree! After completing each task, Club members submitted a report on what they learned. At the end of Round two, The Brave Heroes were awarded a Samsung 8.1 Soundbar, approximate retail value of $750. With ten Torch Clubs left in the race, the emboldened Brave Heroes continued on, garnering points for each round. When the final submissions were tallied the Brave Heroes stood on top. The La Conner Boys & Girls Club will receive the first prize of a Samsung 55 inch Smart TV, approximate retail value of $1,399.  

First chartered in La Conner in 2011, Brave Heroes Torch Clubs is  a small group program designed to help staff members meet the special needs of today’s 11- to 13-year-olds by providing a sense of belonging, character development, positive interaction with a small group of peers, and guidance and support of a committed caring adult. Brave Heroes Torch Club also provides young members with a sense of pride, self-worth and accomplishment; teaches them to make and take responsibility for their decisions; and offers opportunities to make a difference in the world through helping others.

We are so proud of the Brave Heroes Torch Club. Their prize is well deserved. Thank you to Samsung for sponsoring this learning opportunity for our youth. For more information about the Brave Heroes Torch Club or any other program that promotes Good Character & Citizenship, please contact Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-5306

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