Sunday, September 29, 2013

American Heritage Girls Week #4

This was technically the 4th Tuesday of the month which means the girls don't have a meeting. However, Carly's leader decided they needed more time to finish their fair projects. Since Carly's birthday was the day before the meeting, we carried cupcakes for the girls' to eat. Carly worked on her project as well as began a String Art craft.

Tina went to the church to help her friend clean the nursery toys. She earns service hours for doing it. The rest of the girls stayed with me and Chris until it was time to pick the other two up.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

American Heritage Girls Week #3

The girls just finished up Week #3 of American Heritage Girls. Their Tuesday meeting was held at the park so that the girls could practice for the Groundbreaking Ceremony they are participating in. There was also a drawing held for a prize of all the girls who attended the meeting. Tina won the drawing and received a notebook inscribed by the worship leader.

On Friday, the girls participated in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Carolina Field of Honor. They sang America, The Beautiful and God Bless America at the beginning of the ceremony. The girls then helped clean up after the veterans at the picnic attending before they ate. The girls all did a wonderful job and represented the organization well.

5 of my girls (Tina is also in the picture in the red shirt; the blonde girl is not my child).
L to R: Chey, Court, Carly, Caitie, Charlee

The girls lining up to walk onto the field. 

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Members of the Patriot Guard (holding the flags).

The girls getting ready to sing.

Connor at the ceremony. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic #1: Classic Fire Truck

We went to Lowe's on Saturday morning to participate in the monthly Build & Grow clinic. This month the project was building a classic firetruck. All of the kids except Tina participated. So, 6 kids were building and it was me, Chris, and Tina helping them. They even got a cute little patch. They wore their basic AHG uniform since they had an event to go to immediately after.

The patch

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The finished project (this was Chey's).
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From left to right: Court, Chey, Carly, Charlee, and Caitie
CJ (and part of Court; he didn't want to be in the pic with them)

American Heritage Girls Weeks #1 & 2

Last spring I began debating about putting the girls in American Heritage Girls. After much debate, we decided to register them. We took them to the Ice Cream Social hosted by the troop and did the registration. The girls also earned their first badge:

At their first meeting, they put together hygiene bags to pass out to kids at a Fest the following week. They also began to learn about AHG and the badges they would be working on. Chey and Court are at the lowest level and their primary focus is the Eliza Shirley Badge. They are learning the basics about AHG. The others are working on their Joining Award. They are learning the Oath and Creed. Tina's group is working on the Cake Decorating Badge. She is excited for this one. Carly's group is working on the Creative Crafts Badge. As a part of this, she is entering a necklace into a local fair for judging. Caitie and Charlee's group are working on the Social Skills and Etiquette Badge. 

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Court and Chey (far right in the pale blue shirts) putting together the hygiene bags.

At their second meeting, they worked more on their badges. They have also been rehearsing for the War Memorial Ceremony they are participating in. Chey and Court made tambourines. Carly is making duct tape jewelry as part of her job (her fair entry is beaded jewelry. Picture will be posted when we attend the fair). On Saturday, they attended the Festival at a local elementary school. They played as well as handed out the bags to the kids who attended. 
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From left to right: Caitie, Charlee, Court, Chey, Tina, and Carly

Meanwhile, all CJ did was run and play.
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