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God’s girls July 18, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 4:26 pm

My girls are not involved in Girl Scouts or American Heritage girls, but I wanted them to have the time to earn badges much like those two groups do.  At the beginning of the summer, the girls brainstormed the badges that they wanted to work on. They decided to name themselves “God’s Girls” and they really wanted to create a uniform for their new group and wear it when they do their badge work.  Too cute! My job was to figure out how to make a sash for them to wear and how to represent the badges or make badges for the sash.  (I CANNOT SEW!) I have terribly let them down in this area and need to figure this out quickly!

Here is a list of the badges they wanted to work on:

Cooking

Reading

Swimming

Service

Math

Camping

Helping Neighbors

Make new friends

Child care

Newspaper

Sewing

Nature

Theater

Disabilities Awareness

They have been working on several of these.  The first one they attempted was Cooking.  They learned to make brownies and mac n cheese.  They were required to do all the reading, cooking and clean up.  They have now done that twice and they need a badge! Their reading badge will be finished when they complete their summer reading for school. Emma is done and Olivia has a few more chapters- I need a badge for this!  They will earn their swimming badge when they can successfully swim a full lap in the pool.  Olivia is REALLY close and Emma is half way there. They will be doing their service badge this week by having a lemonade stand and donating the money to something or someone that they select.  I need help making a sash and badges for both of them. Any ideas?

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3 Responses to “God’s girls”

  1. Renee Says:

    You can probably find generic patches just about anywhere…there’s also a boy scout store in town, maybe hobby lobby, internet? Also the best way to make the sash would be to use felt. They have bolts of them in many colors at Jo Ann’s Fabric. The only part you would need to sew is the bottom of the sash. You get velcro (iron on or sew) to use for adhering the patches. Call me if you need help sewing, it would take very little time at all :o) What a cool mom you are!

  2. Becky Says:

    Inspired by you again.
    Love the idea of felt. You could make the badges out of felt too. TONS of patterns online that would require minimal sewing. Just google it 🙂

  3. zellner Says:

    I have been sent a VERY helpful website from a thoughtful church family that has pins that you can buy instead of badges!! They are $2.50 each and come in silver and gold, so we can make it more like levels. They baked enough for a silver pin, but next year may learn more and earn a gold. Love the help and the ease of it all. The girls didn’t love the sash on that web site, so I still need to jump that hurdle 🙂


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