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Date:
Sat Jan 01, 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Location:
ScrapsKC, Kansas City, MO Map
Program Type:
You Schedule It!
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
 

Scraps KC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that diverts local manufacturing and business discards from the landfill and make them available to the community for creative and educational uses. Our retail store provides jobs for the homeless in addition to food and dignity/survival items. We inspire creativity and ingenuity that positively impacts the environment, enhances creativity in art and education and provides hope for the homeless.

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: ​​To register, contact Brenda Mott by email at brenda@scrapskc.org or by calling the store at 816-522-4305.

Current partner programs are listed below.


Hands-on Creative Reuse Workshop

 Brownie

​Troops will discuss the importance of reduce, reuse and recycle in their families and community with a Scraps KC event leader. Girls will tour the retail store and discuss different examples of reducing waste and reusing materials throughout the store. The girls will also discuss choices they make about their waste production and how to reduce and reuse while encouraging their friends and family to do the same. Following the tour, the girls will spend time in our Make-and-Take space to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece from our collection of unique and colorful reuse materials.

Cost Per Girl: $7 
Cost Per Adult: N/A


Providing Hope

 Brownie

​A trained Scraps KC event leader will lead the girls in an age-appropriate, interactive discussion about homelessness and ways that they could provide hope to the men and women who live on our streets. The girls will take part in sorting and organizing survival and dignity items that Scraps KC distributes to their homeless volunteers. Cards and notes of hope will be created by the girls in our Make-and-Take space and will be distributed by Scraps KC to the homeless served during their Saturday morning outreach.

Cost Per Girl: $5 
Cost Per Adult: N/A


Feeding the Homeless

 Brownie   Junior   Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

​A trained Scraps KC workshop leader will talk with the troop about the needs of the homeless and potential health issues (i.e. dental issues) that need to be taken into account when preparing food to serve the homeless.

Girls will spend time preparing simple meals or survival bags that can be distributed to the homeless. Troop will walk with trained Scraps KC leader to provide meal or survival bags to the homeless that live nearby. Troop is encouraged to bring some items to prepare the meal or bags. Girls should also dress according to the weather.

Cost Per Girl: $5
Cost Per Adult: N/A