Juniors

Join the Fun!

Want to become a Junior Grange member? Girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 14 can now become Junior members of Subordinate/Community Granges. You can:junior_or_logo

  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • Substitute for an officer who is absent
  • Speak on a topic being discussed
  • Help with Grange projects and events
  • Attend a Junior Jamboree
  • Enter State and National Grange contests

The cost is $1 initiation fee and $1 annual dues.  Print this brochure, fill out the application form, and give it to your local Grange.  If you don’t know who to give it to, sent it to:

Oregon State Grange
643 Union Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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NEW Pen Pal Program

This new program is a great way to get to know a Junior Grange member in another state and learn how they do things differently. To sign up and be matched with another Junior from around the United States please send:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Grange Name
  • State
  • Mailing address

Junior@nationalgrange.org 

Samantha Wilkins
National Junior Grange Director
21578 Pleasanton Rd
San Antonio, TX 78264

2018 Junior Grange Contests

Contestants must be Junior Grange members. Children between the ages 5 and 14 can join your Subordinate/ Community Grange as 1+ members by paying an initiation fee of $1 and $1 annual dues. Your Master will administer the Junior Grange Obligation. Your Secretary will list the Junior’s name, address, and birth date on your next quarterly report. Your Grange retains the $2 payment.

Junior Talent

Participants in the Talent must sign up in the Junior Room at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Saturday June 23.

Public Speaking

Participants in the Public Speaking  must sign up in the Junior Room at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Saturday June 23.

Sign-A-Song

Participants in the Sing-A-Song must sign up in the Junior Room at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Saturday June 23.

Baking

All entries must be received in the GWA exhibit area at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo no later than noon on Sunday June 24.

Sewing

All entries must be received in the GWA exhibit area at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo no later than noon on Sunday June 24.

Oregon Contests

All entries to be judged at State Grange must be received in the Junior room of the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Sunday June 24. If no one from your Grange is attending the convention, you can mail your entries to the State Grange office (643 Union St. NE, Salem 97301) postmarked no later than June 1.

  • Include with each entry the contestant’s name, birth date, Grange name and number.
  • If your Junior requires special exceptions from the standard rules, include a letter from the parent or guardian explaining the situation.
  • Age groups (Age as of January 1)

5 to 7 years
8 to 10 years
11 to 14 years

  • Awards in each age group: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $5, 3rd place: $2.
  • All participants will receive certificates.

Recycle Craft

All entries to be judged at State Grange must be received in the Junior room of the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Sunday June 24.

Photography: What Life Means to You

All entries to be judged at State Grange must be received in the Junior room of the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Sunday June 24.

Veterans Art

All entries to be judged at State Grange must be received in the Junior room of the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Sunday June 24.

Minecraft Architects

All entries to be judged at State Grange must be received in the Junior room of the Clatsop County Fair & Expo by noon on Sunday June 24.

State Junior Officers

During the annual convention of the Oregon State Junior Grange, many activities are planned for the benefit of the Juniors in attendance. These include educational tours, contests, and the conferral of the Junior Degree by the State Junior Officers.  Applications received by March 31 will receive first consideration.

National Grange Contests

Cross-stitch, creative art, creative writing, mini scrapbook, and photography contests can be, but do not have to be, entered for judging at the State Grange Convention. If they are, awards in each age group: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $5, 3rd place: $2.50.

After the convention the State Director will send winning entries to the National Junior Director.  However, if you want your entry returned to you and not sent to National Grange, please specify on your entry.

Juniors can send entries to National Grange without having them judged at the State Convention. Send them to the National Junior Director postmarked no later than October 1. Entries are not guaranteed to be returned to the contestant.

National Grange contest age groups:

  • 5 to 7 years
  • 8 to 10 years
  • 11 to 14 years

Handy Craft – Cross-Stitch

Creative Art

Creative Writing

Mini-Scrapbook

Junior Grange Jeopardy

Photography

National Grange Awards

2018 Awareness Award

Merit Badges

Merit Achievement Badges reward Juniors for learning and sharing what they learned. In the process they develop essential critical thinking and presentation skills.

  • The Grange Adventure has 20 badges ranging from attending meetings to creating a Lecturer’s program.
  • Team Up America has 20 badges ranging from the Bill of Rights to developing a family disaster plan.
  • Discovery Network has 18 badges ranging from reading ten books to designing your own badge.

Download the Merit Badge Manual for a description of each badge and use it to track your progress.

Super JG Award

Ambassador Program


National Grange 2018 Program Guide

The National Grange Junior Director announced additional contests for Juniors.  Since the National Grange Convention is in November, their due dates are October 1.  The Program Guide contains the rules as well as suggested activities for Juniors for each month..


Junior Grange Pledge

I promise that I will obey the rules of the Order and will treat my Brothers and Sisters with respect.

I will try to follow the good advice of my parents and teachers and will do my best to avoid bad company and harmful habits.


Junior Grange Activity Sheets

Each activity sheet contains puzzles, quizzes, and/or a merit badge activity for a month. They are intended to be used to keep your new Junior members busy while adults discuss issues that aren’t of interest to Juniors.   Download the entire set or print them a month at a time:

January May September
February June October
March July November
April August December

Photo Release Form

Have parents sign this Model Release form when Juniors or other children participate in activities that you photograph to use in publicity for future events.


Junior Leaders, there’s an additional page of information just for you.


Junior Committee

Director
Elizabeth & Kegan Williams
Email
1035 21st ave SE
Albany, OR 97322
Elizabeth 541-730-1072
Kegan 541-730-1076
District 1
Heather Elliott
Email
04945 Branch Rd
Florence 97439
541-590-0635
District 2
Iva May Van Noy
Email
1216 Bramblewood Ln
Eugene, OR 97404
541-689-0624
District 3
Tina Reynolds
Email
PO Box 703
Forest Grove, OR 97116
503-523-6939
District 4
Open
District 5
Open
District 6
Elvaree Fine
208 Robert St
Enterprise, OR  97828
541-426-4437

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