GSMISTS is proud to partner with Heritage Woodworks Grand Rapids LLC!

Heritage Woodworks (HWW) is a local small business interested in preserving traditional woodworking skills and passing these skills to others. HWW builds, repairs, and restores windows, doors, and furniture. HWW also reaches out to youth organizations to promote interest in building and preserving wood products.

Levels:  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors                     

Dates: For activities with your troop, please contact Heritage Woodworks

Time: varies

Registration Details: email

Contact Information:

Phone: (630) 202-2302


or on Facebook at Heritage Woodworks Grand Rapids



Girl Scout Woodworker Badge

Date and Time:                                      Feb. 11, 2017 2-5 pm

                                                                Feb. 25, 2017 2-5 pm

                                                                Mar. 4, 2017 2-5 pm

                                                                Mar. 18 2017 2-5 pm

Cost per adult: no cost for observers

Cost per girl: $15

Event Description: The Woodworker Badge event is a fun, educational, and hands-on way to earn a badge and build a handy toolbox - in one afternoon!

Each Girl Scout will leave the event with a Woodworker Badge or Woodworking Fun patch and a toolbox that could double as a magazine rack or garden toll caddy (pictured above). The toolbox will be assembled with nails and glue from pre-sawn components, and Scouts will use hand tools to assemble, nail, and glue the tool box.

Safety will be a primary concern; safety glasses will be provided and no power tools will be used.

We will discuss wood properties and wood joints, and practice with tape measures, squares, handsaws, screw drivers and hammers before assembling the tool box.

At the conclusion of the event, the instructor will provide each scout with the woodworker badge indicating successful  completion of the badge requirements.

Program level: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Cadettes earn the Woodworker Badge.

Registration and Questions (contact information and directions): limit of 6 scouts plus adults

To register, contact Heritage Woodworks

Phone: (630) 202-2302


or on Facebook at Heritage Woodworks Grand Rapids

Journey/Badge Connections: Woodworker badge


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