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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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AHG Merit Badge Help – Dawn of our Country #22

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, One if by land, and two if by sea; These two lines are probably the famous lines of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”.  It … Continue reading

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AHG Merit Badge – Dawn of Our Country #21

Are you familiar with the artist John Trumbull?  He was one of several artist during the Revolutionary War.  Growing up in a political family, Trumbull knew many of our country’s founding fathers and witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill. Despite … Continue reading

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AHG Merit Badge Helps – Dawn of Our Country #18

In preparation for an upcoming multi-troop event, I led a Badge Bash for our Pioneer and Patriot girls.  We focused on the Dawn of Our Country Merit badge. We discussed the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the great … Continue reading

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