Home Depot Workshop
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 20:40:10 +0000
Hello to the list, especially cub scout, webelos, and tiger cub leaders,
I just got back from our local Home Depot store (a hardware center
or DIY store here in the states). If you have Home Depot in your town,
check out their Kid Workshop program. Today my Bear Den made a wooden and
plexiglas House Bank. The kit was a beauty, good quality and well made
pieces, and challenging enough to have the older boys needing a bit of help,
yet the younger ones could do it, too. The participants get a nail apron
like the ones the Home Depot employees wear, a pin and certificate upon
completion of the project, plus the kit and use of tools to make it. All
for free. Yes, FREE. They require that each child have a parent or other
adult to help that child (this is not a drop-off program) and advance sign
up is a must, as they have a limited number of kits available. Ours meets
on the second Sunday each month, but some stores meet on Saturday, etc.
Check your store for dates and times.
My kids had a blast! The HD folks were happy and helpful, the
pounding was deafening, and the smiles and sense of accomplishment on the
children's faces were glorious.
If you have a Home Depot store in your town, ask if they have a
Kids' Workshop program. And take your child and den to it and have fun!
BTW I am not an employee of Home Depots, not shareholder, etc. I
jsut spend my money there! <g>
Lorie McGraw <email@example.com>
WebMaster Etowah Creek District Site
Bear Leader Den 4 Pack 410 Etowah Creek District
Indian Waters Council, Columbia, SC
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