A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.
The National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in each area. Each year, Torch Club members from across the country take part in a service learning experience through the National Torch Club Project. Cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 are presented to the top entries.
And the Inaugural Torch Bearer Award Goes to . . . The winner of the first (2010-2011) Torch Bearer Award for the most outstanding Torch Club Advisor was presented by Staples in May at BGCA's 2011 National Conference to Johnathan Key from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, Mo. Hear what Club members have to say about Johnathan and their Torch Club!
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