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Insect-a Inspect-a #4

Working with Tenderhearts is so much fun.  I love the hands on approach to learning that can be included in badge work. Requirement number 4 of the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge has the girls view an insect collection.  These are … Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Nature & Wildlife #21

I am helping our Patriot squad complete Nature & Wildlife this fall.  Requirement #21 requires the girls to research endangered species specific to your area, and identify why it is classified as endangered.

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Glass Cross

So I have created my first gift and had to wait to be able to share it with you.  This cross was made for my mother-in-law for her birthday.  I have to say, I’m proud how it turned out.  It … Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help Insect-a Inspect-a #11

As a homeschool family, we have undertaken many interesting projects. We have mummified a chicken (thank you Story of the World), dissected frogs, and raised butterflies.

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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 … Continue reading

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Garden cake

Everything is growing great! This year for my daughter’s birthday she requested a garden. My daughter’s green thumb did not come from me. I think she inherited it from her great-grandmother (that gene definitely skipped a few generations). She has … Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Insect-a Inspect-a #18

Considering a career in entomology? Wanting to complete the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge? Or does the thought of working with insects every day bug you?

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