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Juniors

    Committee Directors: 

Miriam Caldwell (603-503-5946) - mfcaldwell49@yahoo.com

    Committee Members: 

Justine Lovely (508-667-7876) - soxfan1427@yahoo.com

Laurie Alden (744-766-0946) - lblalden@yahoo.com

Roland Giguere (413-475-0520) - rolandgig@gmail.com

Sandra Jefferson (508-866-7845) - smgsandrajefferson67@aol.com

Junior Grange Activities
The Junior Grange Projects are open to any Junior Grange Member. Leaders can plan to do the projects at your meetings, or the Juniors can do the projects individually. Each project must be labeled with the child's name, birth date, as well as the Junior Grange name and number. Junior Grange Projects are due to the State Grange Director by September 1st. The deadline for the BIG E Projects is August 15th.

2024 Junior Projects
 

NATURE WEAVE: Crafts from the back yard. Take a walk and pick up sticks for the frame, leaves and flowers. You will also need twine, string, or yarn. Sturdy thick tape, (masking tape), paint and brushes if you wish to paint the sticks, runny glue and scissors.

WASHI TAPE AND WATER COLORS: Take a piece of poster board and put tape in any decoration you want but leaving spaces and lightly paint the spaces between the tape. Let it dry and then pull the tape off and see your design.

PAPER PLATE DREAM CATCHER: Cut the center of a 6' paper plate. Punch out holes to put the string though. (8 to 12) holes. You will also need string or yarn, and anything else that you want to use to decorate it. But don't make it too heavy.
RECYCLING PROJECT: Use a half & half or milk carton. Craft into a bird feeder with anything else you would like, stickers, little rocks, but paint the carton first.

NATURE'S JOURNAL: From seed or bud to flower. We want to know what it is, how you discovered it, and watched it grow. You can include either photos or drawings.

  • Ages 5 to 8 at least 2 pages

  • Ages 9 to 14 at least 4 pages.

BIG E PROJECT: To be announced later. Keep your eyes on the State Grange News for more information.

State Grange Public Speaking and Sign A Song rules to be announced at a later date.

2025 Junior Projects
 

SHADOW BOXES: Collect anything that you want to put in your shadow box.

SMALL TERRACOTTA POTS: You will need small sticks, rocks, old buttons of any size, paint and brushes, make them upside down.

GLASS JAR LIGHTS: Reuse jars. First clean them and then you can paint on the outside lightly so the light can glow though stickers, then put a tea light to put in the bottom of it.

STICK FAMILY: Find sticks to make up your family, you will also need string or yarn to put them together and little eyes.

RECYCLE PROJECT: Make a car or truck from a milk or half & half carton. For the wheels use the bottle caps of water or soda bottles, you will need 8 of them. Also you will need 2 sticks to go through the carton to make the wheels go round. Then add decorations of your choosing.

Junior Grange Ambassador
The Junior Ambassador Program was set up to recognize the achievements of our Junior Grangers and give them the opportunity to represent all Junior Grangers across the state. One Junior Granger is chosen each year. To apply, fill out the simple application (all Junior Leaders should have a copy) and submit it to the State Junior Grange Director. Application deadline is September 30th.

Junior Grange +1 Program Guidelines for the MA State Grange

If a Junior Grange is not available, an individual between five and fourteen years of age may be proposed as a candidate for membership as an individual Junior member of a Subordinate Grange and therefore become a member of the MA State Junior Grange by doing the following:​

  1. Submit a Junior Grange application signed by the child’s parent or guardian for Junior membership through a vote of the Subordinate Grange to the State Junior Director accompanied by the $1 application fee plus $2 Junior annual dues.

  2. Full membership to the Junior Program is attained by the candidate upon conferral of the Junior Grange Obligation Ceremony or Junior Degree.

  3. Junior Grange Leader: the Subordinate Grange shall appoint a Junior Leader to meet with the Junior Grange member(s) once per month. The Junior Leader must be a Fourth Degree member. If the Junior Leader is not the parent or guardian of the child, the Junior Leader must complete a State Grange CORI form and submit to the State Secretary for processing and approval.

Duties of the Subordinate Grange’s Junior Leader:

  • Meet once per month with the Junior member(s).

  • Using the list below of requirements for the State Junior Grange Members and the State Grange Program Handbook, provide appropriate activities to be done during the Subordinate meeting and/or at home between meetings.

  • Keep Junior member(s) informed of upcoming Junior events and deadlines.

  • Using the “Report of State Junior Grange Member” form, keep track of the progress of the Junior member(s) and submit to the State Junior Director in September of the current year along with $2 annual Junior Grange dues.

  • Encourage Junior Member(s) to attend the State Junior Day (usually held in June) to experience an actual Junior Meeting and the Junior Grange Ritual.

  • State Junior Grange members are required to complete at least 3 individual Projects from the following list and to report their accomplishments to the State Junior Director through their Subordinate Junior Leader in September using the “Report of State Junior Grange Member” Form.

  • Work on at least one Community Service Project (either with your Subordinate Grange or other organization).

  • Work on a least one individual Community Service Project.

  • Earn at least one Pin from the State Junior Pin Program. Entry in one or more State Junior Projects (refer to State Program Handbook).

  • Entry in one or more State Junior Contests (i.e. public speaking, sign-a-song and Junior Ambassador).

  • Entry in one or more National Junior Projects (refer to National Program Guide).

  • Entry in one or more projects/contests sponsored by any State Committee (other than the Junior Committee).

State Junior Grange members are required to complete at least 3 individual Projects from the following list and to report their accomplishments to the State Junior Director through their Subordinate Junior Leader in September using the “Report of State Junior Grange Member” Form.

 

  • Work on at least one Community Service Project (either with your Subordinate Grange or other organization).

  • Work on a least one individual Community Service Project.

  • Earn at least one Pin from the State Junior Pin Program.

  • Entry in one or more State Junior Projects (refer to State Program Handbook).

  • Entry in one or more State Junior Contests (i.e. public speaking, sign-a-song and Junior Ambassador).

  • Entry in one or more National Junior Projects (refer to National Program Guide).

  • Entry in one or more projects/contests sponsored by any State Committee (other than the Junior Committee).

Once a Subordinate Grange attains 13 Junior Members, they are required to apply for a Junior Charter.

More information about National Grange Contests and Programs for Juniors can be found at www.nationaljuniorgrange.org

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