AHG Badge Help – Corn Husk Dolls

During the month of February I am focusing on the Freedom Seekers Merit Badge since it is Black History Month.  Requirement #12 of Freedom Seekers has the girls make a corn husk doll and write a story about their doll.

It was common for slave children to make toys from discarded items such as corn husks.  Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Corn Husk Dolls”


AHG Badge Help – Living and Working in Space #4

As a child I remember how exciting the thought of being an astronaut and walking in space would be.  I could not imagine how breathtaking it would be to watch a sunrise in space, or humbling it would be to look out into the depths of the universe and realize how small the human race is.  As I have grown older, and the space program has changed, I no longer dream of spending months in space away from my family and loved ones.

Requirement #4 of Living and Working in Space allows the girls to imagine what they would look like as an astronaut.  With the aid of digital cameras and the internet, this requirement can be completed very easily for Tenderhearts. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Living and Working in Space #4”

AHG Merit Badge Help – Living in the USA #5

Recently our troop lost our Tenderheart Unit leader due to her husband being relocated with his job.  So, I have been promoted to Tenderheart Unit Leader.  I must admit, working with 1st and 2nd graders after spending so much time with high school girls is a pretty drastic change.  But we are having fun!!!

Right now we are working on the Living in the USA merit badge.  That means we all get to wear our cowboy boots and hats while learning about Texas.  Who says it doesn’t match the official American Heritage Girls uniform?  Cowboy boots go with everything!

Optional requirement #5, has us looking at the weather for our state, and discussing what we wear.  To help our troop complete this requirement, I created a worksheet that allowed them to write a sentence or two about the weather and color clothes on a doll.  One of my Tenderhearts drew her doll with her favorite purple sweater and a hat. And yes, that is a pompom on the hat.

I have altered the wording to remove the reference to Texas so that troops around the country could use the same page.  To download a copy of the worksheet, click on the image below.

If you are looking for additional merit badge helps for Living in the USA, check out these blog posts:

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.