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 and Cadettes                

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

Time: varies

Registration Details: Registration will be handled by the local council office. Questions can be directed to Heritage Woodworks (contact information below).

Contact Information:

Phone: (616) 780 - 9499

Email: heritagewoodworks@outlook.com

 
     

  

Girl Scout Toolbox Build 

Date and Time: April 22nd and May 20th at 2:00 p.m.

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 and a toolbox that could double as a magazine rack or garden toll caddy (pictured below). 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.

Level: Cadette

Cost: $15 plus $2 registration fee

Registration: Limit of 10 scouts.

Click here to register for April 22

Click here to register for May 20

Please note: the Fun Patch – Birdhouse Build - is not a prerequisite for the Woodworker Badge – Toolbox Build, but Scouts would benefit from doing the birdhouse project as a Junior and then doing the toolbox project as a Cadette


Girl Scout Birdhouse Build

Date and Time: May 6th at 2:00 p.m.

This Fun Patch event is a fun, hands-on way to earn a patch and build an outdoor birdhouse – in one afternoon!

Each Girl Scout will leave the event with a Fun Patch and a birdhouse.  The birdhouse will be assembled with nails and glue from pre-sawn components, and Scouts will use hand tools to assemble, nail, and glue the birdhouse.  Scouts will be instructed in how to use a hand drill and a small power drill, how to start a nail in the wood, and how to nail the pieces together.

Safety will be a primary concern; safety glasses will be provided and the only power tool used will be a small hand drill.

At the conclusion of the event, the instructor will provide each scout with the fun patch.

Level: Juniors

Cost per girl: $12 plus $2 registration fee

Registration and Questions Limit of 10 scouts.

Click here to register for May 6

Please note: the Fun Patch – Birdhouse Build - is not a prerequisite for the Woodworker Badge – Toolbox Build, but Scouts would benefit from doing the birdhouse project as a Junior and then doing the toolbox project as a Cadette


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

Email: heritagewoodworks@outlook.com

or on Facebook at Heritage Woodworks Grand Rapids

Journey/Badge Connections: Woodworker badge

 

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