With the snow outside beginning to stick, eleven members braved the approaching storm to gather for SCA Manchester's biweekly Corps Meeting. As participants drifted into the warmth of the Salvation Army, they joined a pick-up game of Anteater Soccer with their leaders Chelsea Kibbe and Aria Bilal. Leader Kevin Webster brought the group together to discuss respect, participation, and involvement and introduced our call and response technique for getting the groups attention. The call, "When I say Corps Mates you say what! Corps Mates!" Then, the members voices filled the gym with the response "What?!" Everyone's attention was then on Kevin who headed up SCA Manchester's cultural exchange by showing the crowd how to play Alaskan Baseball.
After the fun-filled new forms of soccer and baseball were learned, members gathered to talk about individual program goals. Leader Chris Olsen led the discussion and introduced a goal survey for each individual to complete. The Corps went through the survey together and members shared with the group. This exercise is the first in a goal setting series that will help our high school students work toward achievement and bring us together as a Corps.
Speaking of working, the Manchester Crew has filled all seats for this Saturday's Service Learning Project which is a clean-up on Jenness Beach and Chelsea briefed those to be in attendance. Our evening of fun, safe, and educational activities came to an end after an hour and it was time to disperse like snowflakes in the sky.
Our next Corps is on March 14th at 4:30 pm at the Salvation Army, please join us.