Resources for Mentors


EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR BIGS AND LITTLES

Comcast Cares Day

SAVE THE 2019 DATE

SATURDAY, MAY 4

A word from Comcast....
"Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of our company’s year-round commitment to service, and has grown to become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. In 2017, more than 100,000 of our employees, their friends and families rolled up their sleeves and joined with our community partners to give back at more than 1,000 local projects across the U.S. and in 22 other countries. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million total service hours to improve local communities."

 

ANNUAL PICNIC AT THE WATER PARK

SAVE THE 2019 DATE!
SUNDAY, JULY 14TH - MORE INFORMATION TO COME

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Thank you to all the Bigs, Little, Volunteers and Staff who helped make this season merrier than ever at our annual Breakfast with Santa.  Some pictures can be found on our Facebook Page, others can be requested from your match advocate or Michelle Hedrich.  Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you next year!

STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2019 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!

DAY AT THE MARINA

Bigs and Littles enjoy a day on the lake at Hope Springs Marina.  Boat rides, kayaks and paddleboards are just a few of the fun activities - and that doesn't include the cookout!  Join us each year for this fun activity!

STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE FOR THE 2019 DATE!

VALENTINE'S PARTY

This year's party was filled with fun, games, crafts and food.  Thank you to our staff and volunteers for making this an event to remember for our Bigs and Littles.

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BIG AND LITTLE ACTIVITY IDEAS

Search these websites for activity ideas and community event calendars

Fredericksburg.macaronikid.com

Fredericksburgparent.net

Fredericksburg.com

Librarypoint.org

Hulafrog.com

SCOUTING PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR LITTLES

Leaders of Scouts in our area would like to engage with children in the Big Brother Big Sister program. Following is some information about their programs:

Cub Scouts- children (boys and girls) from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Scouts BSA- comprises activities and merit badges designed to build character and leadership skills, develop physical fitness and outdoors appreciation, and good citizenship. There are 138 merit badges offered in a wide range of industries and hobbies.

Venture Crews- students ages 14-21, high adventure activities, such as rock climbing, white water rafting, and scuba diving.

Explorer Clubs- teaching youth career and personal skills through immersion in a variety of career-centered activities. Age groups 10-14 and 14-21. Members plan, discuss, and conduct visits to any of 64 industries to learn about various careers.

Enrollment Fees - $39 for each group which could be waived for eligible youth. Programs costs vary with activities, but scholarships and grants are available to support deserving youth.

One of the best aspects of the Scouting program is built around the Scout Oath and Law, which teach youth to develop their moral compass and improve their personal discipline. Youth in these groups provide positive peer support for "good behavior" while enjoying the great outdoors.

For more information contact Norman Carter "Carter" @ 315-767-5546 [email protected]