2015-2016 National Youth Activities Ambassador
Youth Activities: Ways to Get Youth Involved
Youth Activities, what is the purpose? To instill in the hearts of our youth, a firm belief in the principles of our Republic and reverence for the Flag of the United States; to develop character, cooperation, leadership, self-reliance, a willingness to assume responsibility for themselves and respect for their elders, family, community and veterans.
I posed a question a couple of weeks ago to our members asking how your Auxiliary is promoting Youth Activities. Wow! I received many great ideas from across the nation. Thank you for the overwhelming response! I’ve listed several of the submitted ideas below:
- Auxiliary 9610, Lake Park, Florida worked with a Girl Scout troop to paint Veteran Rocks. The girls painted thank you notes on the back of the rocks. This is an awesome way to start the ripple!
- Vickie Purcell, Auxiliary 2250, Hornell, New York, suggests youth groups help collect items for and pack care packages for deployed troops.
- Nancy Kreimer, Department of Pennsylvania, suggests involving Boy & Girl Scout troops in hospital visits.
- Earlene Kelly Barmettler, Auxiliary 4146, Victoria, Texas involved scouts in the POW/MIA Program.
- An idea that was shared on Facebook – host a Poppy Pageant.
The holidays will be here before we know it! Think about ways your Auxiliary can promote youth to work for and/or with our veterans.