Groton Reads 2021 Fun Patch

New! Groton READS Scout Fun Patch!
March 1 – June 1

Your troop can earn a fun patch by participating in a community-wide reading event, Groton READS. Troops will complete the patch through three steps*:

  1. Read & Watch: read the book and watch videos related to the book.
  2. Discuss: talk about the book as a troop using a discussion guide provided.
  3. Create: using the provided craft idea, troops will complete visual art to display at the Library (optional).

*The provided slide presentation will have all these resources for you.

Choose one of the following selections when you complete the form:

  • For grades K-5: Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, and Stitchin’ and Pullin’ by Patricia McKissack (read one or both).

  • For grades 4-7: New Kid by Jerry Craft.

  • For grades 6-12: March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. This is the Groton READS 2021 selection.

To participate, fill out the form (or click on the patch image above) and receive more information in your email. You will receive a link to a slide presentation to use with your troop on Zoom or in-person, information on how to get copies of the books, and more. If you have any questions, please email for more information.