AHG Badge Help – Dawn of Our Country, Tenderheart #4

With the new badge book in hand, I thought it was time to rewrite some of my previous badge helps to correspond to the new handbook.

Today we are looking at the five-pointed star, also known as a pentagram, found on the American flag.  Can you imagine our flag with a six-pointed star instead of the five-pointed star? It just does not seem right.

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AHG Merit Badge Help – Dawn of Our Country #4

I am not sure which merit badge frontier I enjoy most. I learn so much from the Heritage Frontier.  But I do enjoy the creativity that goes with the Arts Frontier. And when the two overlap, I am delighted.

Today we are looking at the five-pointed star, also known as a pentagram, found on the American flag.  Can you imagine our flag with a six-pointed star instead of the five-pointed star? It just does not seem right.

According to legend, the original flag was designed with a 6 pointed star.  It was not until Betsy Ross, demonstrated how easily a 5 pointed star could be cut that it was even considered.

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Badge Help – Pen & Paper #17

Occasionally, when looking at a badge requirement, you will find that you have completed it (or part of it) without realizing that you have. Using construction paper and a sewing machine, you can create a garland to match any theme.

This month I am focusing on the Pen and Paper Badge.  Requirement #17 says to make decorations for a party or troop activity using paper.  A few years back, our Pioneer Unit hosted a baby shower for one of the troop leaders.  The paper products they found had pink and blue polka dots on them, but they could not find any decorations they liked to match, so we got creative and made our own. Continue reading “Badge Help – Pen & Paper #17”