December 18, 2017

Pack 88 Cub Scouts Complete A Makeover of the Art Room at St. Margaret School

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A cheerful, creative, and organized environment is great for learning. Even more so, when it’s for art class. As a thank you to St. Margaret School for use of its facility for their weekly meetings, members of Pack 88 Cub Scouts (Rumford), Troop 1 Boy Scouts (Seekonk) and their families have been spending weekends this summer reinvigorating the school’s art room.
Nearly 200 St. Margaret School students will learn to draw, paint, and sculpt within an entirely redesigned, inspirational environment thanks to the pack. The Scouts are participating in the Boy Scouts of America Adopt-A-School program. This is the first project towards their patch.
“I am thrilled that the Cub Scouts and the parents of Pack 88 have devoted so many of their community service hours to helping our school,” said St. Margaret School Principal Lee Ann Nunes. “We are making improvements to St. Margaret School, and this jump starts those efforts heading into the new school year. I am so grateful for all of their contributions.”
Pack 88 Committee Chairperson Michelle Gries and her fellow Cub Scout leader, Amy Doherty, teamed up to redesign the space and manage the renovations. Approximately 15 Cub Scouts and their families sanded and painted bookcases, walls, and cabinets; sorted and organized a rainbow of colors of markers, crayons, pencils, paints, and construction paper; and made repairs and cleaned a room that has been completely transformed. St Margaret School families and faculty donated picture frames that the volunteers painted and hung on the walls to display student's artwork.
The Scouts would like to thank the local businesses who supported them and made this community service project possible. Painting supplies and other necessities were generously donated by Benny's, East Providence Paint and Wallpaper, The Paint Shoppes East Providence, and Home Depot South Attleboro.

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