My name is Jordan and I am currently a Senior Girl Scout in Troop #40537. As a Cadette Girl Scout within the last year, I worked on my Silver Award project for our community called “Buddy Benches” to build and donate to the Clark Preschool and Recreation Center for the kids to use throughout the year. I held three fundraisers to raise money for supplies, two of them at the Clark Recreation center and one at the previous Kou Kou coffee shop in town. I educated our town and surrounding towns by handing out flyers during these fundraisers explaining my project.
If you don’t know what a Buddy Bench is, it’s a bench for any school-age child to use if they have no one to play with or want to play with someone new. They simply sit on the bench and another child who sees them would know to include them in their play or activity. It’s to teach children about caring, kindness, and to include their fellow classmates.
These Buddy Benches were presented to the Clark Preschool and Recreation Center on September 25th for the “Week of Respect“ from September 30 through October 6th.
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