Kids Can Beautify their Neighborhoods with Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Elizabeth Conklin Thistlethwaite enjoys at-home activities with Girl Scouts. From STEM experiments to cooking classes, Girl Scouts are active and learning new skills with friends virtually.

June 23, 2020 (Bettendorf, Iowa) – Girl Scouts is inviting all kids to get outside and get creative! Throughout the summer, families can join virtual programs to learn how to create homemade sidewalk chalk. After the program, kids are encouraged to beautify their neighborhoods by cleaning up any litter and then coloring uplifting messages and fun designs on their sidewalks. With the mission of making the world a better place, Girl Scouts are encouraging small steps kids can take to be engaged and active in their communities.

All girls and their families, not just members of Girl Scouts, are invited to join Chalk Your Walk virtual programs to learn how to make homemade sidewalk chalk. To register, for an upcoming event, visit www.tinyurl.com/gseventbrite:

July 2, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 7, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 11, 2020, from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

July 15, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 20, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 23, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 28, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 30, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

July 31, 2020, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Participants will need to have flour OR cornstarch, water, food coloring, and brush ready!

For a listing of all local virtual events, challenges, and activities, visit www.girlscoutstoday.org/virtual or www.facebook.com/gseiwi.

About Girl Scouts

Through the Girl Scout Program, girls learn to face challenges head-on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, create lasting relationships, a

nd find dynamic solutions to social issues—all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day and empower themselves for life. To join or volunteer, visit www.GirlScoutsToday.org.