The Pioneer Club, run by the Salvation Army, is desperately looking for more leaders to expand.
The club is open to children from grades 2 through 6, both boys and girls, and the focus is to build children’s self worth and self esteem through their understanding of them as a child of God.
Started at the end of January 2010, the Drumheller Pioneer Club runs on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., and has proved popular for children with currently 12 registered and 11 on a waiting list.
Through fun activities, such as singing, crafts and games, children learn about team work, self improvement and developing skills.
Lt. Rachel Sheils explains how children benefit from the club, “Children have fun and a safe evening. They get to play with other youth their age, so they are working on their social skills, and having them know more about God and be more confident in themselves plus it provides them with a fun environment to learn.”
One of the activities the club has been working on for the past month was learning about healthy snacks, with a skill component and a Christian component being rewarded with awards and badges. Children learned and talked about healthy snacks, as well as doing a memory verse from the Bible learn to look up versus in the Bible.
To enable more children to benefit from the club, the Salvation Army is now looking for more leaders. Lt. Shiels says, “If people have an interest or a gift or a talent working with kids, we would love their support. Right now we are looking for three or four leaders.”
For information on how to become a leader or how to register a child with the Pioneer Club, please contact Lt. Rachel Sheils of the Salvation Army at 403-823-2215.