Farewell brave Scouts!
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When we were younger, many of us spent a couple of weeks every summer at camp. We’d play games, sing songs, and go on hikes. We learned how to tie knots, cook on a campfire, make ice cream, and ride a horse (maybe). Camp was our chance to learn new things and explore outside of our normal spheres of existence.
Over the past year and a half, the Pierce County Library System has provided you with Scout. For many people, Scout has been an opportunity to try something new – from tofu-making to zombies, you’ve journeyed through your world in ways you may never have considered before.
Every year when camp was over, we’d cry with our newfound friends and pledge to stay in touch, heartbroken to be leaving this wonderful place where we could be ourselves, learn and grow. However, a few weeks later we’d be teaching a friend at school a new cat’s cradle game or singing a song with our parents that they hadn’t heard before and we’d realize that the things we learned from camp would never really go away. They’d changed us, become part of us, and we could continue learning and teaching on our own.
Scout was created by the Pierce County Library System with funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and launched in June, 2014. Unfortunately, the Library no longer has funding for this project. For the past year and a half we have watched you learn and grow with Scout. You’ve tried new things. You’ve stepped outside of your comfort zones. You’ve made new friends. And while Scout will no longer exist after December 31st, 2015, the skills you’ve learned will live on forever. Our final prize drawings will close on December 31st instead of December 1st.
We hope you’ve been encouraged to explore the world around you and that your imagination has been sparked. Don’t let that spark fade! Remember that the library will not stop offering all the databases, books and movies you’ve come to love.
Scout may be going away, but we’ll see you again soon.