Lincoln home to new gaga ball pit thanks to students

Lincoln home to new gaga ball pit thanks to students

Troop 222 puts together the new pit on April 16, 2022.

Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Girl Scouts Troop 222, Lincoln Middle School is home to a new Gaga Pit.

What is a Gaga Pit exactly and how did one come to be at Lincoln?

Gaga is a game with a variety of different names but is a form of dodgeball that originated in Israel in the 1970s.  It was introduced at camps worldwide and has been growing in popularity ever since.  Lincoln students will now be able to play the game as the pit was constructed by local Girl Scout Troop 222.

The District 64 Maintenance and Grounds department leveled the surface in preparation for the pit.  The construction of the pit was then done entirely by Troop 222 on Saturday, April 16.

“The eighth grade students of Troop 222 really deserve all the credit for bringing this proposal forward and to fruition” Lincoln Principal David Szwed said, “Initial planning began prior to the pandemic with a thoughtful and in-depth presentation to our school and District.”

Plans are for the pit to be used primarily at recess, however it is likely to find its way into PE classes and other activities.

“We are lucky to have such strong student advocates in our building, willing to find ways to give back to all students here at Lincoln.”