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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Survival Sewing for the guys!

Survival Sewing

Survival Sewing

I have had the opportunity to teach the high school boys (Contenders) a bachelor survival sewing class. My objectives included: threading a basic size needle, choosing threads appropriate for the job at hand, sewing buttons on jackets, shirts, sweaters. We practiced a running stitch, whip stitch, and hidden stitch or slip stitch. We used all these stitches to repair various mending projects brought from home with the boys. These projects included jackets, sweaters, shirts, pillows, jeans, and dress pants. I provided each boy with his own camouflage sewing kit with web belt clip so they’ll be prepared for anything.

My objectives for this badge were that the boys would be equipped and prepared and able to mend any simple project that might come their way while away from mom for any period of time: school, camping, etc.

I would say we accomplished our objectives with the Contenders.

Angie Jones – Florida

We thought this such a great idea that we will be adding a Survival Sewing award for the boys!

 

Patriotism – A Celebration of our Country

Cheryl Chew, Florida

Patriotic Girls!

Patriotic Girls!

Our club presented a patriotic musicale, Old Glory Grows Up.  The children were awarded two badges—Patriotism and Singing—because there were many skills that were worked on.   The children learned about the birth of our nation through drama and song.  With emphasis on Patriotism, they learned about the importance of our flag, how it has changed over the years, and the respect we should have for it.  The children also witnessed a presentation by the Civil Air Patrol during the night of the presentation.  The children were also taught about each branch of our military and learned their individual songs.

A few important figures that represent our country were also introduced to the children.  Betsy Ross, George Washington, Uncle Sam, Francis Scott Key, Columbia and The Statue of Liberty—to name a few.  The children enjoyed learning about the freedom of our country and the importance of fighting for our freedom.  They also learned many patriotic songs and continue to sing them with pride.

Patriotic Boys!

Patriotic Boys!

Lovin' Our Country

Lovin' Our Country