Merit Badge Help – Passports

With summer around the corner, many of us are looking forward to a vacation. If you have an upcoming vacation trip planned, check out the travel merit badge.  Many of the requirements, especially at the lower levels, can be incorporated into your existing plans.

Requirement #16 looks are requirements for international travel. Continue reading

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Some Bunny Loves You

Today I’m sending you lots of love with the help of this little bunny.

I began with a free pattern, by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, I found on Ravelry.  The pattern began at the neck and knitted in the round to the tail.  The cast on stitches were then picked up to knit the head and ears.  I added a pair of 6/0 black beads for eyes.

The original pattern included attachable legs that I omitted. I did add a little pom pom tail to finish him off.

If you would like to knit your own bunny the pattern can be found here.

Happy Knitting.

 

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AHG Badge Help – Geology #7

This summer I am spending some time working on my lesson plans for our next program year. My Tenderhearts have requested the geology merit badge. I have to say after 7 years with AHG, this will be my first time to work on the Geology badge.

Looking at the optional requirements available, I thought that requirement #7 would be interesting. Instead of my amateur rock classification, why not find a rock from our meeting location and have NASA analyze it. Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Hat

Last week I shared the Little Flower Hat featuring a beautiful ribbon rose (here).  The original pattern showed a few variations that sparked my creativity.

I have seen other bee hats on Pinterest, but none of the patterns were free. With a few tweaks to Marji LaFreniere’s original pattern, I had my own Bumble Bee Hat. Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Horsemanship #7

Do you realize how many different breeds of horses exist? Just in the United States there are close to 50 different breeds.  And there are too many to list from around the world.  The most common breeds include Arabian, American Paint Horse, American Quarter Horse, Appaloosa and Thoroughbred.

To help my Tenderheart unit complete Horsemanship requirement #7, I began with a trip to my local library.  I checked out a stack of books on horse breeds.  My favorite was Horses by Elwyn Hartley Edwards.  It is part of the DK Smithsonian handbook series. Continue reading

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Little Flower Hat

When I began knitting my current set of baby hats, I knew this one had to be included.  The ribbon rose on top of this hat, makes it absolutely adorable.

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AHG Badge Help – Living and Working in Space #4

As a child I remember how exciting the thought of being an astronaut and walking in space would be.  I could not imagine how breathtaking it would be to watch a sunrise in space, or humbling it would be to look out into the depths of the universe and realize how small the human race is.  As I have grown older, and the space program has changed, I no longer dream of spending months in space away from my family and loved ones.

Requirement #4 of Living and Working in Space allows the girls to imagine what they would look like as an astronaut.  With the aid of digital cameras and the internet, this requirement can be completed very easily for Tenderhearts. Continue reading

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