I am not sure which merit badge frontier I enjoy most. I learn so much from the Heritage Frontier. But I do enjoy the creativity that goes with the Arts Frontier. And when the two overlap, I am delighted.
Today we are looking at the five-pointed star, also known as a pentagram, found on the American flag. Can you imagine our flag with a six-pointed star instead of the five-pointed star? It just does not seem right.
According to legend, the original flag was designed with a 6 pointed star. It was not until Betsy Ross, demonstrated how easily a 5 pointed star could be cut that it was even considered.
Occasionally I have noticed some duplication of badge requirements. Did you know that the Pen and Paper merit badge requirement #4 also has the girls learn to cut a star?
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.