Building Bird houses with 99 Girl scouts…not a typo….99 of them expected through the day…..HELP! :)

This Tuesday, July 13, 8:30am-3:30pm, Sisters in the Building Trades will be at the Girl Scout Soundview Day Camp at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines.


We need 7-10 Sister volunteers to give girls, ages 6-12, lessons in very basic carpentry, blueprint reading and safety, making birdhouses for the girls to paint and take home. A beautiful park, a full day of fun, and the chance to show girls how cool working with tools can be.

Project: Birdhouses from pre-cut cedar using. Please bring your tools! We need them to share with the girls, and to provide extra info on leveling, squaring, etc. We will provide the wood, nails, safety glasses, blueprints, paint and paintbrushes.

A couple notes and reminders – lunch and beverages will be provided. Proper attire is required. No need to tell most of you that – these are Girl Scouts, after all, and we’re setting an example, but there has been a request that everyone wear shoes, no flip flops or short shorts, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Stacia Jenkins (Sisters Board member and Girl Scout leader) or 206.779.9540. If you’re planning on coming, please confirm with Stacia, so we have a lunch and volunteer count.

Things we need

Please grab any Stickers, pencils and goodies, you can get from your local employer to give to the girls. If all ya’ can do is drop by with some goodies and stay for a few min to meet the girls…please feel welcome to do that also.

Paint and paint brushes so they can paint stuff on the finished bird houses.

clearance countersinks for 1 1/2 wood screws
Hammers ( lots of little ones, ck your garage)
screw guns and chargers
and to show the girls tools….
speed squares
regular squares
chalk lines
cat’s paw/nail pullers
tape measures
sanding blocks
Safety glasses

Any tools to set out to show them you think they would think was “Cool”. If you have things to give out to the girls, and you can’t make it, you may also drop them by my house in Kent.


May 21st & 22nd
Friday: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
5:00 pm Potluck dinner
5:30 pm Registration
6-8 pm Workshop
Speakers: Terri Gillis, General Manager of Recovery 1, Inc. Other Speaker to be announced

Saturday:9:00 am – 4:00 pm Workshops
8:30 am – 9 am Breakfast

Instructor: Sarah Laslett: Labor Educator for Union and Community Women, Evergreen State College Labor Education and Research Center

Kent Carpenters/Pile Drivers/Tradeshow/Millwrights Training Center
Conference Room 2nd floor -20424 72nd Ave. So., Kent, WA 98032


Washington Women in Trades Fair

April 30th
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center
9am – 3pm
Album of Event at

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Sisters in the Building Trades

17701 108th Avenue SE
PMB #131
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 206.618.6715
Fax: 253.850.1259
EIN# 56-2554359

The Next Meeting of the Sisters

When: February 4th, 2017
What Time: Set up at 3:30PM | Potluck at 4PM | Meeting Starts at 5PM
Where: South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA
Building "C" Room 122
$3 parking

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