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Junior Grange

Advocating For Family Values

By Building Communities

Director: Gail Chamberlain, 3627 County Rte. 21,  Whitehall, NY 12887
E-mail gchamberlainhome@excite.com 518-499-1028

Wear red on Sunday at State Granage Sessions to support the Junior Granges, and join their session on Sunday afternoon

              Grange Camp               NYS Granges including Junior Granges  

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Never has there been a greater need for "trainers" of America's children than there is today. The challenges and choices facing our children as we begin the second millennium are overwhelming.

Our Granges, our "trainers", have the opportunity to provide the training grounds for our young people through Junior Grange. We can provide leadership training, build self-esteem, teach honesty, fidelity, and patriotism, and above all, respect and responsibility. Our "training" sessions also include fun and friendships that last a lifetime. Never has "training offered so much as in Junior Grange.

There is no question of the value of a Junior Grange. It helps the subordinate Grange under whose jurisdiction it exists. It strengthens community influences. It puts the children in training for effective, capable leadership parts in the larger Grange and their associations in the community. Children urge their parents to go to Grange in order that they may attend. By taking in children of parents who do not belong to the Grange but who are eligible for membership, the Subordinate Grange often secures new members that it would not otherwise reach. Activities and programs designed especially for children lead them to many things that will stand them well in hand when they assume a larger role in affairs of the community, as well as knit them together in true friendships.

2015-2016 General Handbook Junior Grange Handbook

 

   
JUNIOR GRANGE Shoe Boxes Deadline: State Session

Shoe Boxes at State Grange

     This is a sample of a "Kids Helping Kids" community service project your Junior members (individually) or Junior Grange (collectively) can do.  This project can help children in your own local area (i.e. cheer for you, welcome to the neighborhood, get well, fires, first day of school supplies, illness, birthdays, holidays, etc.), or bring them to State Session where they will be given to those in need, during any time of the year.

DIRECTIONS

1) Select a discarded shoe box with a good lid. You can wrap it -lid separately -if you wish, or leave it plain.

2) Decide if your shoe box will be for a boy or girl and in one of the following age categories: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. With a piece of paper, label it boy or girl along with the age group you have chosen and tape it to the top of the box.

3) Fill the shoe box with a variety of items using the following lists as a guide -remember to choose items for the gender and age you have selected:

Suggested Gifts

TOYS -small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, plastic kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES -pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets,

coloring books, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS -toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER -hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, T -shirts, toy jewelry, hair clips, watches, small picture books, etc.

   
   
 

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