AHG Merit Badge Help: Insect-a Inspect-a #14

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.

If you are looking to complete this badge, check out these other resources:

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.



One thought on “AHG Merit Badge Help: Insect-a Inspect-a #14

  1. I’m back to leading Tenderhearts and this is the badge we will start this week. I was shocked when researching state insects that MI did not have one, but a petition is circulating to have the Monarch Butterfly become the state insect. I know that my girls will enjoy choosing an insect to be their choice of the MI state insect. I think my choice is the mosquito since they are so abundant

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