Girl Scouts giving parents 'Time-Out' at Hampton High School
Local Girl Scouts are hoping to give parents a well-deserved break during the hectic holiday season with a one-day child-care event.
The “Holiday Time-Out for Parents” on Saturday, Dec. 14, will provide parents with the opportunity to drop off their sons and daughters in kindergarten through the fifth grade at Hampton High School for three hours of planned activities.
Katie Rapp, a junior at Hampton High School, remembers participating in a similar type of event sponsored by the high school National Honor Society when she was in elementary school. She will be one of about 16 Girl Scouts hosting this year's event.
“During this time of year, a lot of parents are busy getting the house ready and decorating, and I think it's important for them to have the time to relax and have the time for themselves,” Rapp said. “When I was younger, I enjoyed it. It was so much fun, and I hope the kids get to have the experience I had.”
Girl Scouts, ranging from those at the Junior level to Ambassador-level high school students, will entertain the children with a holiday-themed movie, sports, board games, cupcake decorating and a picture-frame craft. The girls have been preparing for the event since the beginning of November for their first large child-sitting event.
Danielle and Rachel Perrone, twin fifth-grade Girl Scouts, said it took a long time to make all of the preparations for the event, but they are excited to host it.
“We decided it would be good to do because (it) hasn't been done in a long time,” Rachel Perrone said of the child-care event.
The participating Girl Scouts are motivated to help local families, as well as fund a trip to New York next year. Proceeds from the event will be divided among the Girl Scouts to help defray the cost of their four-day trip to New York City in June.
A group of Scouts and their mothers will board a bus and travel to New York City to explore Ellis Island, city neighborhoods, museums and memorials and even to see a Broadway show.
“Whenever we talked about going on our trip, the girls were so excited about it,” said Liz Perrone, an adult Girl Scout leader who is helping to organize the trip. “It was so expensive, and they wanted to take part and pride in earning the money to go on the trip. They wanted to become more active and responsible.”
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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