What do you get when you mix Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with the idea of creating vehicles out of recycled materials? Well, the projects are inspirational and extraordinary.
Susan B., Diane B. and the local Girl Scout Service Unit 158 Team Lead, Becky G. joined forces to come up with the overall project. Local Boy Scout Troop 4, Cub Scout Troop 23 and Girl Scout Troop 2009 took on the challenge of building their own versions of ‘roadster’ using 80% recycled or repurposed materials. The categories their vehicles could fit into were multi-wheeled, hot rod, roadster, space/future, or farm. The kids could also create paintings or drawings, as well.
The finished projects were on display at the Roamin Angels Car Show on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The final entries were created by Scouts ranging in age from kindergarten to eighth grade. At the show, over 200 people came by and voted for their favorite ‘roadster’. The winner was a second grader with his “Tribulator Tractor”. All of the projects were impressive and creative. All the kids involved were thrilled with their ‘roadsters’ and all the attention to their projects. Several older guys who built cars that were on display at the car show took time to talk with the kids about their projects. The kids were all asking about next year so it was indeed successful! We are looking forward to the Recycled Roadsters being an annual event!
Story by Diane B.
Photos by Susan B.and John S.