Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016

Making biscuit mix for The Pantry.
Welcome to a new year! We started this year with our usual monthly activities. Here's a recap.

Working with the clay.
On Jan. 11, six of our families helped out The Pantry. We started at the Jefferson City Country Club where we used their bakery kitchen to make the biscuit mix that goes with the chicken pot pie menu item. From there, we went over to The Pantry to take inventory and prep bags for distribution day.
On Jan. 21, Art Club learned how to make clay coil pinch pots. We used air dry clay that turns white when dry so the pots can be painted. We had a variety of structures including teacups and a castle tower. After everyone tried their hand at the coil pots, some members used the remainder of the time to make clay sculptures.
A finished project.
Nathan F. tells about the badges he earned.
On Jan. 25, Quest Club met at the library for it's regular meeting. There were four presentations. Nathan F., age 5, described what he had to do to earn the three badges he has earned so far. Luke F., age 8, shared his timeline of LEGO events that he did for the LEGO badge, level 4. Audrey F., age 10, shared some of the things she did for the Fantasy badge. And Adrianna H., age 12, shared what she did for her Marine Animal badge. Other members briefly mentioned what they were working on and we welcomed two new members--Jameson S. and Elijah S.

Luke F. with the timeline he made for his LEGO badge.
Next month some of our members will be taking a field trip to Kansas City's Union Station to see a Leonardo da Vinci exhibit and play at Science City.

Audrey F. tells about the work she did for her Fantasy badge.

Audrianna H. talks about the Marine Life badge she completed.
Till then, stay warm!

--by Evie M. and Jeannette F.
--photos by Evie M.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

December 2015

Cookie Cake honoring Quest Club members for all the badges they earned this quarter.

We were busier than usual for December of this year. We had two Quest Club activities--a field trip to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter and a Badge Ceremony--and helped out at The Pantry.

Checking out some of the dogs at the animal shelter.
Playing with a kitten.
On Dec. 2, members of our Quest Club took a field trip to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. The field trip fulfilled several badge requirements for members. Club members brought donations to the shelter which helped fulfill a service badge requirement and helped out the animals. The group learned about what workers do on a daily basis--from rescuing wild animals found in citizens’ homes to caring for the animals at the shelter. Members asked a lot of great questions, then got to spend time with the adoptable kittens, cats, and dogs.

Members with their new Quest Club badges.
On Dec. 7, our Quest Club held its first Badge Ceremony. The event was held at the Capital Arts Gallery here in Jefferson City. Eighteen children earned a total of 64 badges. All of the children have been working on individual badges since the formation of Quest Club in September. Before the ceremony three members gave presentations on the badges they earned. Later the group enjoyed refreshments to celebrate their first Quest Club Badge Ceremony.

On Dec. 14, three of our families helped The Pantry prepare for their monthly distribution day. We met at the Jefferson City Country Club and packaged several spices, rice, and oatmeal. The kids worked very well together and finished everything there was to do in about 1 1/2 hrs.

--text by Billie S. and Jennifer K.
--photos by Evie M.