Ask most people what the best annual shopping event is and they’ll probably say Black Friday. But for many kids in Southborough, the answer is the Annual Kids Shop.
Each year, kids look forward to Boy Scout Troop 92’s gift shop. At the Annual Kids Shop, children can buy gifts for their families (even pets) without parents’ prying eyes.
While waiting, adults can enjoy refreshments in the “cafe” area right outside the door.
The Woodward School Cafeteria is converted to a kid-safe department store. Tables are stocked with inexpensive items.
Scouts personally escort children to help them select their gifts.
They even wrap the presents for free.
(And if you can’t trust the Boy Scouts to be honest about the kids’ change, who can you trust?)
This year’s Kids Shop will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Offerings include toys, puzzles, ornaments, candles, mugs, picture frames, date books, socks, games, calendars, tools, work gloves, bird feeders, flashlights, kitchen supplies, fleece blankets, pet toys, and more.
There is something special about the experience.
Last year, my children did their shopping there. My son spent a few bucks on a gift for me. The look of pride and excitement on his face – priceless. It was there again when he placed the wrapped gift under the tree and when he gave it to me to open.
He still gets happy when he notices it on my desk.