Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #10

Who was John W. Anderson?  A quick Google search provided multiple answers.
  • Commodore John William Anderson was the longest serving captain of the SS United States
  • John W Anderson,  Automotive Hall of Fame member, and prolific inventor.
  • Sheriff John W Anderson (per Facebook)
  • John W Anderson,  veteran at the battle of San Jacinto
  • John W Anderson,  attorney at law
    and the list goes on.

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Badge Help – Runaway Slaves

Well, here it is the last Friday in February. The new year is already slipping away.  Before we know it, spring will be here.  But instead of borrowing trouble from tomorrow, I am going to focus on today.  I set out to write a series of posts for the Freedom Seekers Merit Badge.  I have already posted merit badge helps for the Tenderhearts and Explorers, and don’t want the PiPa’s to feel left out.   Continue reading “Badge Help – Runaway Slaves”

Amazing Grace – Freedom Seekers #8

Many of us are familiar with the song “Amazing Grace”. Today it is often associated with funerals and the promise of our eternal life. During the Civil War it was popular with slaves and abolitionists, and encouraged them to seek freedom that would come either in this life or after.  Harriet Beecher Stowe references the song in her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But do you know who wrote this song? Continue reading “Amazing Grace – Freedom Seekers #8”

Merit Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #2

Since February is Black History Month, I thought I would feature badge helps from the Freedom Seekers badge each Friday during the month of February.

As American Heritage Girls, we learn about Harriet Tubman, but there were many other conductors on the Underground Railroad. Merit badge requirement #2 has the Tenderhearts research 3 famous conductors. Continue reading “Merit Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #2”