State symbols embody who we are. Currently 48 of the 50 states have officially designated a state insect, with a hand full having selected more than one.
If you live in Iowa or Michigan, now is the time to select your state insect? Insect-a Inspect-a requirement #14 allows you to do just that.
If you live in one of the remaining 48 states, now is the time to learn about your state insect and why it was selected. The Smithsonian website has a list for you to begin your research (here).
If you live in Texas, like I do, I was able to find a copy of the house bill that established the monarch butterfly as our state insect (here). I have to admit, it was a pretty interesting read. The girls in my troop thought it was funny to count how many times the word “whereas” was used.
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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.