Since April of 1986, the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has offered a variety of services including, but not limited to, educational programs, physical recreation and cultural activities to the youth of Botwood and the surrounding area.
The Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has become a treasured resource to families in our town. Children and youth have relied on the Club for homework supports, employment opportunities, leadership development and so much more! As a community partner, the Boys and Girls Club has collaborated on a variety of initiatives with numerous community organizations. The annual food drive, “Take Back the Night” walk, and fire safety days are just a few of the projects successfully executed as a means of bringing awareness to the children, youth and community members. One of the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood’s biggest partnerships is with the Community Youth Network, which focuses on providing services and supports along four business lines: learning, employment, community building, and support services.
While the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has experienced many successes, it also had to overcome challenges. The biggest challenge to date was the fire of July 21, 2005 which destroyed the Lions Club and the space occupied by the Boys and Girls Club. In a moment, the fire engulfed the staffing and program areas leaving only memories untouched. While the physical areas were destroyed, the will of the staff and board of directors to implement the Club’s mandate remained. Allied with community support and armed with determination, the supporters set out to find the Club a new home. After much perseverance, the dream of a new home became a reality! With much excitement and enthusiasm, the Boys and Girls Club’s doors reopened on February 1, 2008.
Since its beginning, the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood continues to be an evolving organization trying to meet the needs of all its membership. Yet despite its evolution, the Club continues to remain a safe and supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
We are led by a volunteer Board of Directors, and two staff members. We also rely on other volunteers to run our programs. Call 709-257-3191 or drop by the Club on 3 Military Road to learn more about the services and programs offered, or to get involved!
Boys and Girls Club of Botwood
T 709 257 3191 | F 709 257 4293
P.O. Box 1049
3 Military Rd.
Botwood NL, A0H 1E0