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NYS Granges including Junior Granges
"Train up a child in the way he should
go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Never has there been a
greater need for "trainers" of America's children than there is today. The
challenges and choices facing our children as we begin the second
millennium are overwhelming.
Our Granges, our "trainers", have the
opportunity to provide the training grounds for our young people through
Junior Grange. We can provide leadership training, build self-esteem,
teach honesty, fidelity, and patriotism, and above all, respect and
responsibility. Our "training" sessions also include fun and friendships
that last a lifetime. Never has "training offered so much as in Junior
There is no question of the value of a
Junior Grange. It helps the subordinate Grange under whose jurisdiction it
exists. It strengthens community influences. It puts the children in
training for effective, capable leadership parts in the larger Grange and
their associations in the community. Children urge their parents to go to
Grange in order that they may attend. By taking in children of parents who
do not belong to the Grange but who are eligible for membership, the
Subordinate Grange often secures new members that it would not otherwise
reach. Activities and programs designed especially for children lead them
to many things that will stand them well in hand when they assume a larger
role in affairs of the community, as well as knit them together in true
2015-2016 General Handbook
Junior Grange Handbook
JUNIOR GRANGE Shoe Boxes Deadline: State Session
Shoe Boxes at State Grange
| This is a sample of a "Kids
Helping Kids" community service project your Junior members
(individually) or Junior Grange (collectively) can do. This project
can help children in your own local area (i.e. cheer for you, welcome
to the neighborhood, get well, fires, first day of school supplies,
illness, birthdays, holidays, etc.), or bring them to State Session
where they will be given to those in need, during any time of the
1) Select a discarded shoe box with a good lid.
You can wrap it -lid separately -if you wish, or leave it plain.
2) Decide if your shoe box will be for a boy or
girl and in one of the following age categories: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.
With a piece of paper, label it boy or girl along with the age group
you have chosen and tape it to the top of the box.
3) Fill the shoe box with a variety of items
using the following lists as a guide -remember to choose items for the
gender and age you have selected:
-small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, plastic kazoos,
harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make
noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
SUPPLIES -pens, pencils and
sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets,
books, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, etc.
ITEMS -toothbrush, toothpaste, soap,
comb, washcloth, etc.
-hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, sunglasses, flashlights with extra
batteries, ball caps, socks, T -shirts, toy jewelry, hair clips,
watches, small picture books, etc.