Make a Joyful Noise

Every year at camp there is at least one new girl who has no idea what a SWAP is. Then there are those who ran out of time before camp to make any, or worse, they made them but left them at home on the kitchen table.  This summer the camp directors asked me to put together SWAP kits to help those who did not have SWAPS to trade.  Using paper lunch sacks, I placed all of the supplies to create 15-25 SWAPS with a sample pinned to the outside of the bag.  All of them were super easy, inexpensive, and needed no detailed instructions.  I thought I would share these super easy SWAPS with you.

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AHG Badge Help – Our Flag #21

I love this time of year, flags waving… everyone wearing red, white and blue… pretending it is not hot.

Each year our AHG troop participates in the local 4th of July parade. This is the perfect time for a PiPa who is working on the Our Flag badge to take the lead. Requirement #21 has the girl create a booklet of patriotic songs and teach them to a younger unit. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Our Flag #21”

12 Days of AHG Christmas

Earlier this fall, while riding to our troop’s National Day of Service Event, with a van full of PiPa’s, they started singing Christmas Carols.  Why they chose to sing them in September, I am not sure.

Long story short, after singing the traditional 12 Days of Christmas, I was inspired to write a version for AHG.