AHG Oath Twister

This semester we had several new Tenderhearts join our troop.  So I set out to complete their Joining Award.  To help them learn the AHG Oath, we played AHG Oath Twister.

This game was created by one of our Explorers a few years back when they were working on the Toys and Games Merit badge.

She took an ordinary Twister mat and drew on the circles to represent one part of the Oath.  The red circles represent “Love God” a simple heart and cross was drawn on each one.  On each yellow circle a different family was drawn.  “Honor my Country” was represented by a flag on the blue circles, and “Serve in my Community” is green.

I modified the game spinner, and we were ready to play (the original one had seen better days).  After spinning, I did not call out the color just the phrase.

If you would like to make your own copy of AHG Oath Twister, I have included a pdf file of the spinner.  The printout is two pages and was taped to the original game spinner.

AHG OATH TWISTER pdf

 

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Football Hat

Today’s knitting project is a football inspired hat for a little boy.  With a family of girls, I don’t often get to knit for boys, but I have had my eye on this pattern for a while.  With a small amount of yarn, this hat knitted up super quick. Continue reading

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You’re the Apple of My Eye

I mentioned last week that I was working on a set of baby hats that are going to be donated to a local crisis pregnancy center.  Even though the weather is getting warmer (at least in my part of the world), I hope they will be enjoyed by a precious little one when fall arrives in a few months.

For my first hat, I began with a free pattern by Iryna B.(here). Using worsted weight yarn, this tiny hat knitted up quickly.  A tiny amount of brown and green from my left-over bits of yarn added the perfect finishing touches.

I did opt to crochet the leaf on top. I began with a YouTube video (here).  The instructions have you crochet both sides of your original chain. However, I was pleased with the look and stopped half-way through.  This created the size leaf I needed.

Happy Knitting!

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AHG Badge Help – Space Exploration #5

After one of my amazing Patriots built a scale model of the planets, I was motivated to finish the Space Exploration badge with my unit.

While I do create many of my own activities, sometimes there is no need to re-invent the wheel. Thanks to the internet, someone did the work for me.

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Slovak Olympic Inspired Hat

Today I bring you the last hat in my Olympic Inspired Hat series – Slovakia

I have to admit I really did not know much about Slovakia before this.  It is a small country, but full of castles, and caves.  Located in the center of Europe, it is bordered by Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

Before I began knitting up this hat, my husband claimed it for himself.  Being that he has a large head, both figuratively and literally, my hat has a slouchy appearance.  He also does not like pompoms on his hats, but a bright burgundy one would add a femine touch and more closely imitate the Olympic hat.  The pattern is knitted in the round 4 times. Continue reading

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Latvian Olympic Inspired Hat

Here is the second hat in my Olympic Hat Series.

While the Japanese were dressed in neon orange, the Latvian team was much more subtle with long-white parkas.  But, their hat was absolutely stunning and is what inspired this entire series.  I have simplified the complex design, into an easy knit.

This classic beanie style hat would also work in a variety of different color options.  It is worked in the round from the brim up.

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Japanese Olympic Inspired Hat

Yesterday I promised a set of new knitting patterns inspired by the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.  Here is the first hat is the series.

The Japanese entered the arena sporting neon orange snowsuits, but the hat is what caught my eye.  It is a simple navy blue hat with a decorative edge.  I did omit the large circle on the side (I assume representing the rising sun) and focused on the hat brim.

This classic beanie style hat would also work in a variety of different color options.  It is worked in the round from the brim up.

To download the pattern, Continue reading

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