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”
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 was first published in the January 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge Help – Dawn of our Country #22”
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 being blind in one eye, Trumbull went on to paint over 250 pieces of art. Due to the high quality and historical accuracy of his work, he was commissioned in 1817 to recreate 4 of his smaller paintings that now hang in the Capital Rotunda in Washington DC. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge – Dawn of Our Country #21”
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 sacrifices our founding fathers made. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge Helps – Dawn of Our Country #18”