With the new badge book in hand, I thought it was time to rewrite some of my previous badge helps to correspond to the new handbook.
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.
To help you learn how to cut a five-pointed star here is a YouTube video (here). The US History.org webpage also contains detailed pictures on how to create one. (here).
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.