Scouts At Maker Faire
Scouts Are Makers
On Saturday June 3rd, at the State Fair’s Grandstand, makers from all over the Twin Cities came together for the 3rd Mini Maker’s Fair.
What is a Maker’s Fair you might ask? It’s a local celebration of “makers,” anyone who “makes” things and the creativity, spirit and ingenuity of their community.
What did We Do?
Why were we there? To show kids and their families that they can “make their mark” through Scouting!
Bernice Prigge Rodriguez, CRE for Kaposia, El Sol, North Star and Silver Maple took the lead in this venture, seeing the opportunity to directly engage with young families who might be looking for a program for their youth.
With the support from Kent York and Bob Thielen, an application was submitted and approved!
What did We Make
Now, what to make? Tapping into the theme of Superheroes, the idea came to make Paracord “Power” Bracelets.
Visitors to the superhero themed booth got to make their own Power Bracelets to take home, which turned out to be a particularly popular activity, over 437 bracelets were made!
Thanks To All
Special thanks to Mark Giammona from Chief Black Dog, AnnaMarie and Owen Ronning from Unit 446 and Kim Shannon, membership chair from the Southern Skies District and her husband for helping out!