Spring Break in Washington DC

I have had several requests to update my list of badge requirements that can be covered while in the DC area.  With the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Spring Break around the corner, I thought now would be a great time.

Having family in the DC area has allowed us to visit on multiple occasions.  Every time we go we find something we missed before.  There is so much to do, that it is not possible to visit all of the places. But as you go to some of our nations landmarks, including badge work can make the trip a little more exciting, especially for non-history buffs. Continue reading “Spring Break in Washington DC”


Special Delivery #7

Special%20Delivery%20All-thumbAHG merit badge Special Delivery focus on stamp collecting.  I know philately is not cool to some most people, but Lily has enjoyed working on this merit badge. It allowed her to connect to her grandpa in a new way. She is currently working on this badge.

Requirement number seven looks into the story behind each stamp. She is to select 10 stamps and write the story depicted on each. If you are working on this requirement start by printing the file below twice.

After selecting ten stamps, head to www.arago.si.edu.  “Arago is your resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the eyes of the National Postal Museum.”  The search option allows you to learn more about each stamp, including the issue date and location. It also tells the history behind the stamp.

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