BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER VERGENNES SPRING SCHEDULE
Programs & Events Scheduled:
- Ages 6 to 12: Monday through Friday @ Bixby Library's Basement, 3pm to 6pm.
- Ages 13 to 18: Monday thru Friday at the Armory’s Teen Center - 3pm to 6pm.
Check postings at above locations, in stores & schools, in web sites www.anwsu.org & www.addisonteens.com or call the Club @ 877-6344 for general information. Visit www.bgca.org for information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Club membership, ages 6 to 18, now exceeds 410.
Parent's Note: Renewal of membership dues for a twelve month period is $10 per member, $20 maximum per family. A new application is not required for renewal.
Make a Difference Day Project Summary - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes performed a number of community service projects in conjunction with this year’s national Make a Difference Day. Project activities are summarized as follows:
- Saturday - May 18 - Substance abuse prevention forum for teens conducted by William Harris, noon to 2pm at VUHS new gym. B&GC teens may bring a VUHS teen guest. Admission is free. Sign-up at Armory Teen Center, parent’s permission slip required.
- Wednesdays - Teen Council meeting 4:30pm at Armory Teen Center.
- Wednesdays at Bixby Basement - First Book reading program/book give away at 4:30pm
- Fridays - Movies and pizza at Armory Teen Center, closing time extended to 7pm.
- Monday thru Friday - Special projects, activities and programs at both locations.
- Wednesday, May 1 - Teen Center to remain open until 7pm, Monday thru Friday.
- Coming soon -
- Native American crafts project with Mickey Billings.
- Playstation2 teen tournaments.
- Substance abuse prevention forum for teens sponsored by B&GC Teen Council.
- Three-on-three coed basketball tournament at Teen Center
- Extension of closing time to 7pm, Monday thru Friday, at the Armory Teen Center.
- PS2, pool, foosball, table tennis, air hockey and chess tournaments at Teen Center.
- Origami project at both locations hosted by Club member Kyle Jones.
- Quilt making project at the Teen Center.
- Field trips to regional Teen Centers for basketball tournaments.
Click here to read more about the mission and programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes!
Parents' Note - Club membership renewal fee of $10.00 ($20.00 maximum per family) for those who joined prior to July of 2000 can be dropped off at the club or mailed to: B&GC, P.O. Box 356, Vergennes, VT 05491.
- Members participated in the local Meals on Wheels Program which provides prepared meals to area senior citizens in their home. In addition to bringing the meals to the seniors at home, the members engage in social conversation which is always welcomed by the seniors. Club members also conducted a sing-along during a luncheon at the local senior citizen center. This was a welcomed addition for the seniors and helped make their day special. Members and their families participated in the collection and delivery of donated food to the local Emergency Shelter and Community Food Shelf. Recipients of this service include families, adults and senior citizens that rely on this supplemental source for meals. We are proud to help support this worthwhile cause and have agreed to participate in an ongoing program that will involve teenage members in the delivery and shelf stocking of food supplied by a regional agency to the John Graham Emergency Shelter.
- In appreciation for the efforts of local firefighters, policemen and rescue squad personnel, the B&GC provided each of those groups with complimentary US flags, of durable self-adhering material, that were for placement on vehicle or home windows. The flags were donated to the Club by a local business and was the Club’s recognition for those who serve in the wake of the September 11 tragedy.
- The B&GC was privileged to have the assistance of Amy Johnson, Miss Vermont 2001, with the project. She performed a piano recital at the local Opera House for senior citizens and area high school girls. In addition, she held a motivational discussion with the teenage students that emphasized the importance of remaining in school, doing their best and avoiding negative choices. Some of the girls performed a special dance routine for the seniors in attendance. Miss Vermont visited the local senior citizen nursing home where she entertained and socialized with the residents. She also made a personal visit to the rooms of bedridden residents followed by a visitation to the B&GC teen center where she performed a piano keyboard recital for members and led a discussion on positive choices and community service. A pizza party at the teen center for all in attendance was the grand finale for the day.
- This is the third consecutive year that the local B&GC has participated in the national project and each year the Club’s efforts take on an expanded service that undoubtedly helps make a difference to many in our five-town community.
Check postings at the Club, in stores and the Valley Voice, or call 877-6344. For more information on Boys and Girls Club, visit www.bgca.org.
- Club SCRUB - We have new schoolyear hours at Club SCRUB, beginning 9/10. They are:
We have a Karaoke machine and many music/word videos to go with it. We
also have numerous games, art supplies, comfy furniture, puzzle tables,
computers, a pool table, full kitchen, TV/VCR, stereo/CD player etc.
There will be special events planned throughout the year. ANY teen is
welcome to come and hang out (you don't have to be a member of the
SCRUBs to come.) Bring a friend....and your favorite CDs or video
- Monday 4-9 PM
- Tuesday 4-9 PM
- Thursday 4-9 PM
- Friday 4PM-Midnight
Student Community for Recreation and Unity Building is a Vergennes area teen group. There are now over 40 SCRUB members between the ages of 14 and 18! JOIN US! If you would like to join or if you have any questions, call Kathy or Melanie at PACT at 388-8010, or e-mail us at [email protected]
Explorer Post 613
The Explorer program is a law enforcement, career-based coed program for teens from the ages of 14 to 20. Explore the career of law enforcement while providing services to the community.
- Explorers provide traffic direction, parking, and security to local events.
- In emergency situations they provide communications and support to local police departments.
- Explorers are involved in search and rescue operations with the State Police Dive Team, missing persons, aircraft crashes, and more.
- Explorers receive training in criminal and motor vehicle law, radio communications, firearms, traffic control, emergency medical, fire scene, high angle climbing, and much more!
- Explorers get to go to the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, VT for a week in July every year. This is not a summer camp, but it is a lot of fun.
- Explorers experience real life drama through a shadow program called the Explorer Ride Along program. Explorers spend entire shifts with patrol officers while on patrol.
If this is something you think you might be interested in, come to a meeting to check us out. The Explorers meet every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Middlebury Municipal Building meeting room. Call Patrolman Scott Fisher, Post Advisor, at 388-3191 if you have questions.
Places to Hang Out
- Club SCRUB - The new Club SCRUB is located in the basement of the Vergennes Masonic Lodge, formerly called the Odd Fellows Building. Club SCRUB hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5-9PM, and Friday from 5-11PM.
There will be tv/vcr, pool, Nintendo, computers, food, board games,
crafts and cards and music.....but mostly a place to hang out with
- The HUB (Bristol Recreation Youth Center)- The "Old Bingo Hall" at the Bristol Rec. Park is now "The HUB". The HUB is here to allow young people a place to gather and enjoy each other, engage in a game of pool or ping pong, watch a movie, work on a computer, or just hang out with friends. There are planned activities as well as a drop-in center. The HUB is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. for teens age 11 - 19 (grades 7 - 12). Visit Bristol Recreation's website page on The HUB for more complete information about activities. Also, you can visit the skate park right next door!
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes (Youth Center at Vergennes Armory) - Open Monday thru Friday. Check Teen Groups web page for daily schedule. Open gym, gameroom projects/tournaments, computers, TV/VCR, lounge, air hockey, billiards, bumper pool, foosball, arcade and outdoor volleyball/lawn games. Membership open to ages 6 to 18 from the five town area of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes & Waltham. Annual membership fee is only $10. All activities are provided at no charge to members. Call 877-6344 for more info.