Over spring break I spent time working around the house. The home we purchased is about 25 years old. It was owned by a lovely sweet older couple. They were in their eighties and sold this house to move into a retirement center closer to their kids. While the house is in great shape, Grandma loved wallpaper. I think I will be spending the next 3 years un-doing it. One of the “joys” of owning a home is there is always something to do!
Onto todays AHG related post… With all the work I am doing around the house I thought I would share Home Care and Repair Requirement #17. I am happy to say that I do my share of the work around the house, and I am not referring to just cooking and cleaning. The Home Care and Repair merit badges is a Stars and Stripes required badge. It prepares girls for future home-ownership. Requirement #17 focus on energy conservation and the principles they can use today and in the future. It works if you live in an apartment, rent or own a house. Besides the positive impact on the environment, saving energy will save you money and we all can appreciate lower energy bills.
To complete this requirement, print out the worksheet below and start researching.
NOTE: The requirements have been greatly simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements