Clubs for Kids

January 15, 2008 by  

A guide to Yakima-area youth organizations.

AWANA. Worldwide youth ministry program builds a biblical foundation that helps youth follow Christ through adulthood. Multiple Yakima-area groups. To find a club, visit www.awana.org.

BOY SCOUTS. Civic service organization for boys emphasizes leadership and life skills. Scouting programs available for boys ages 6-18. Venturing and Explorers programs are co-ed, for students ages 14-20 years. Grand Columbia Council: 453-4795. On the Web: grandcolumbiabsa.org.

CAMP FIRE USA. Co-ed program focuses on developing confident youth and future leaders. Roganunda Council: 453-9151. On the Web: yakima-campfire.com.

DEMOLAY INTERNATIONAL. Youth fraternity dedicated to developing civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills in young men, ages 12-21. Affiliated with Freemasons, but membership is open to all boys. Ray Jones: 576-0184.

GIRL SCOUTS. The world’s top organization for girls offers “fun, friendship and the power of girls together.” Troops are forming now. Programs serve girls ages 5-17. Call Lisa Tapia at 834-9785, or e-mail ltapia@gsewni.org. On the Web: gsewni.org.

INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF RAINBOW FOR GIRLS. A service-oriented organization for girls ages 11 to 20. Based on three basic virtues: Faith, hope and charity. Affiliated with Freemasons, but all girls are eligible to join. Barbara: 961-0252.

YAKIMA COUNTY 4-H. Country and city kids can learn the principles of “head, heart, hands and health” through hands-on activities with 4-H, the world’s largest youth group. Christine Jackson: 574-1600, or e-mail chrisj@wsu.edu.


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