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The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club of Kerrville

What’s New in the Club? Assets of the Month: Integrity & Honesty

April 2013

Most of us consider ourselves to be honest people who stand up for what we believe in… when it’s convenient or comfortable. We may proudly speak the truth about big ideas, but then turn around and tell little white lies to manipulate a situation. In a society leading us towards empty uniformity, it can be easy to forget our personal and spiritual principles and conform to the mainstream ideas because of some fear of rejection. To this, Jesus might say, “This is old news, buddy.” If we allow our youth to cheat or lie without consequence, no matter how small the offense, we are teaching them to be liars and cheaters as adults. If we do not show honesty in our own words and actions, we are like “bad trees bearing bad fruit” and our youth will see no lasting consequences. If we also do not represent our own beliefs with truth, our youth may miss opportunities to develop their own convictions. In Luke 16, Jesus says, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” What good is any honesty, faith, or conviction if it is not solidly represented? ~Cara Bierschwale, BGC Director

How can we give our youth opportunities to demonstrate honesty and integrity?  Promote Honesty:

 Promote Integrity and Conviction:

-If you’re honest, you care about other people’s reputations (you won’t tell lies about them). -If you’re honest, you care about fairness (you won’t cheat at school or in sports). -If you’re honest, you care about others and you respect

-Stand up for what is right (help your friends and family). -Speak the truth (even if others disagree). -Be obedient (to your parents, teachers, and God).

Upcoming Community Events & Info *BGC Summer Day Camp—REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 15, 2013! June 3—August 23, 2013

7:30am-6:30pm

$85.00/wk (Scholarships available) Please see Guest Services for more info.


Next Monthly Payment (May) is due on or before Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

The Salvation Army Cub Scouts Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm Grades:1-5 Fee:$12 initial fee w/ additional materials/activity fees. Call 315-5762 for more info.

Congratulations to our Passport to Manhood Graduates! Families of our first group of graduates are invited to attend a celebration of swimming and pizza on Friday, April 12th from 4:00-6:00pm. We are pleased to announce that Group 2 will also be graduating at the end of April. WAY TO GO!!

Victory Sports Ministry: *Youth Volleyball—Season ends April 20th

Photo Shoot

SCHOLARSHP PROGRAM TSA Kroc Center is pleased to provide scholarship options for youth programming. Scholarships are based on financial need and applications can be picked up at Guest Services.

Program Hours: After-School Program (5-12 yrs) Mon-Fri 3pm-6:30pm Teen Lounge (13-18 yrs) Mon-Thu 4pm-8pm Fri 6:30pm-9:00pm ($2 Dodgeball & Pizza) Sat 1pm-6pm Tween Lounge (7-12 yrs)

201 Holdsworth Drive Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 315-5762

Volume 1, Issue 3

Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm

Contact Info: BGC Director:

BGC Coordinator:

Cara Bierschwale

Jack McCalla

(830) 315-5795

(830) 315-5768

Child Watch (1-6 yrs) Mon-Fri 8am-1pm, 4pm-8pm Sat 9am-12pm

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