Girl Scout Program Volunteer Opportunity

The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout events this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge but we have also been asked to run a program for younger scouts as well.

The first event will be held Saturday November 7th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA, and the second event will be held March 26th at Camp Maude Eaton in Andover, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!

For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with possibly only four rotations. If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile @ att.net.

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