Also, while looking through the book, I discovered that the GSUSA has decided to maintain the "Make Your Own" badge. We'll be doing a lot of those, starting with a needlework badge...since there are no fiber arts for the girls until they reach Seniors...which is 8th & 9th grades.
In addition, Renee loaned me a copy of her 1972 edition of the Junior Girl Scout Handbook, which I have photocopied in its entirety and will be pulling ideas from to create our own badges. It's amazing how much information was in those earlier books about traditions and history that is no longer in the handbooks. I don't know what I'm going to do with this, but I want to make sure that each of my Girl Scouts get copies of this in some form or other. I'm sure it's copywrited and totally illegal, though. Sure, a few bits of it is really outdated, but most of it is still relavent and important to every girl today--even the modern feminists in a computerized world need to learn the lessons of the past.
We had a quilting retreat last weekend. Sharon & her daughter, and Michele came down and spent the weekend. Miss O and Cammie played and played...we hardly saw them except at meal times. I was able to get a quilt top finished for charity, another quilt top is nearly finished for charity (the one at left, which is about 45" square but still needs two seams to be sewn and a border), and a third quilt that just needs a bit more quilting was worked on as well. I also made an underdress for Miss O for an All-Saints costume. Michele and Sharon both got several small projects finished, too--a skirt, pillowcase, two table runners, and more.
It's going to be great to be able to use a computer that doesn't continually overheat, shut down, and move slow as that snail up above.