Starting this weekend, the weekend of October 26th, the Scalawags will begin cleaning, sorting, and moving our choicest items to our temporary home… the classroom we will be sharing with Mr. Tatum at the high school! Although it will not be ideal, we are so grateful that we have been offered a location for the year until we can make our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club work. If you would like to volunteer to help us move some of our heavier tools and items, you can message us on Facebook @scalawags1359.
October 26, the Scalawags got to hand out candy to the youth of Lebanon. We promoted positive alternatives to running around getting into trouble, and brought STEAM to kids around the town. Interested older siblings of the younger trick-or-treaters got to drive our t-shirt cannon, Percival, and received information about how they can join the team. The Scalawags can’t wait to get back out there and share our love for learning with the community!
The ARRRRRt team of the Scalawags came together to participate in a local competition centered around the Lebanon Turkeys. This spunky squad of turkeys has wandered around Lebanon long enough that they have become a crucial part of our community culture. Protected by law, feared by those walking the sidewalks, and loved by all, the Downtown Association created an annual art competition to decorate a turkey form. The Scalawags created the Turkraken Model XX1359, a cyborg turkey kraken with metal tail feathers, metallic body feathers, a door handle beak, camera lens eye, and a tiny pirate hat.
The Scalawags took the opportunity to raise funds on June ??. For 6 hours, while the race cars zoomed around the track, the robotics team sold raffle tickets. Half of the ticket sales were put into the prize winnings, and the other half went to the team’s budget. We hope to do another 50/50 at the Speedway next summer, encouraging our team members to earn money towards our registration fees.
On Saturday, June 22, the Scalawags held a free car wash at Rife’s Home Furniture, across from Safeway in Lebanon. We scrubbed bugs off of cars from 1 to 4 PM to help raise money towards our entry fees for competitions. As we are a charity, we did not charge for the car wash, but we did ask for monetary donations and cans and bottles. Not only did we scrub bugs, we washed wheels, cleaned under windshield wipers, and dried off each car that came through. Our next car wash will be July 13.