REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING SESSION IS NOW OPEN!
Participation selection will be by lottery rather than by order of registration. This is to ensure a fair process and allow for equal participation from all Greenwich schools as well as participants nominated by our program partners (YMCA of Greenwich, ReachPREP!, and Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich). At least 2 students from each Greenwich school will be invited to participate. Please submit your full registration (Junior League of Greenwich registration as well as Boy Scouts of America registration) no later than May 10th for entry into the lottery for participation in the BAM! spring session. All forms and signatures must be received by the Junior League of Greenwich by May 10th in order to be considered for the spring session.
Please direct all inquiries HERE.
The May 18th Session will be held at Seton Scout Reservation, 363 Riversville Road, in Greenwich. Attendees are required to attend the full day. The event will proceed regardless of weather – rain or shine!
Boys Achieving More, or BAM! was created by the Junior League of Greenwich to facilitate a discussion amongst 5th grade boys on the over-arching concepts of respect, trust, communication and leadership.
To engage the youth, three facilitators from local organizations – Bob D’Angelo from the Greenwich YMCA, Bobby Walker from the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, and TJ Ramirez from ReachPREP in Stamford, along with the Greenwich Boy Scouts Council – worked with the Junior League to design activities to engage the participants in the desired topics of discussion.
Bob D’Angelo (YMCA) and Junior League members create an “Amazing Race” through a portion of the Seton Scout Reservation where the participants walk in line through fallen trees in the woods, throw wood spears against a natural target, throw colored (environmentally friendly) paint powder against a rock, and fall off a log into a rope ladder held by the other participants. These activities facilitate discussions on trust, health and exercise, balance, focus, and respect for other people, regardless of appearance.
Bobby Walker (Boys & Girls Club) leads a “Survival Skills” workshop with Junior League members where the boys hike a trail through the woods, discussing leadership qualities, what it means to be a good leader, and how to get to know the people around you. The boys will become “lost,” choose a leader from amongst themselves, and find their way back to home base.
TJ Ramirez (ReachPREP) works with the Low Ropes course at Camp Seton and the Junior League members in a workshop focused on trust, communication and teamwork. Each “climber” will navigate the rock wall, focusing on directions from his peer “spotter” to locate the appropriate hand and feet grips, trusting that the spotter will guide him up the walls and through the course. Then, the entire group will go to the “Whale Watch,” a large wooden balance board, where they have to work as a team, communicating to balance the board for 60 seconds then get off the board one by one without letting it touch the ground.
- The program is FREE to the community
- Each session will hold 36 5th grade boys
- Please direct all inquiries here.
**Signed release forms by a parent or guardian are required by the Junior League of Greenwich to participate in the BAM! program.**
There are 2 ways to register – online (preferred) or by downloading all forms. Please note that either method requires the printing and mailing of signed forms.
CLICK HERE to download Session Information
STEP 1: CLICK HERE to register online today!
STEP 2: CLICK HERE to download and sign the JLG consent form (return to the address below)
STEP 3: CLICK HERE to complete the BSA Waiver (online)
If you prefer to print and mail all forms (including registration) please CLICK HERE.
Don’t miss out!