Resources for Mentors
VIRTUAL MATCH ACTIVITIES
As our nation continues to respond to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19, we at BBBS Greater Fredericksburg have made the difficult decision to suspend all face-to-face contacts between Bigs, Littles, Families, and Program Staff. While we have not determined how long this suspension will last, we can say that this will be our policy until federal and state mandates on social distancing are relaxed or ended. We have compiled a list of virtual activities and communication tools that our matches can do/use to stay connected during this time of social distancing. If you have any questions or other suggestions for what matches can do during this time, please email your Match Advocate. Thank you! GET MORE INFORMATION
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS DURING COVID-19
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR BIGS AND LITTLES
Join us in February for games, fun, crafts and food.
Thank you to our staff and volunteers for making this an event to remember for our Bigs and Littles.
STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE FOR 2020's EVENT
Comcast Cares Day
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 Water Park and Picnic Event
This Big and Little event is always a big splash!! Refreshments, swimming, playing and awards make this day a special memory for all. Keep your eye on this page for more information about this July event.
Breakfast With Santa
Join us each December for our Annual Breakfast with Santa. This special day includes breakfast, food, fun and special surprises.
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!
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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]