Category Archives: Badges

Updated Badge Helps — 7 C’s of History

You might not be aware,  but we maintain a set of boards on Pinterest for all sorts of AHG-related things, including a board for each badge. While they are always in a state of revision,  some are more complete than others.

This week we’ve polished up the board for 7 C’s of History (Heritage Frontier). It offers lots of resources for helping your girls earn this badge. They’re roughly in order by requirement number for your convenience.

(As always, please pre-screen the websites before you share them with the girls. While they appeared safe enough when we visited them, things change quickly on the Internet.)

Note: we got totally stumped by trying to find a website that explains biologic taxonomy in a student-friendly way (#15 – EX Optional). We’d love suggestions!

 

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Ideas for the Dawn of Our Country badge?

AHG BadgesWe’re beginning the (lengthy) process of updating and completing our Badge Helps boards on Pinterest.

First up — the most requested and searched for — is Dawn of Our Country. We would love your contributions!

What have been your favorite crafts? Best books? Most fun field trips? Can’t miss websites?

Leave your recommendations in the comments!

AHG In A Homeschool

Do you homeschool your children, or are you considering it? American Heritage Girls can be a useful supplement to your program. In addition to regular Troop activities,  a good portion of the badgework can be done at home, forming a ready-made Unit studies program for you. Try out these articles to see how easy it can be:

http://www.autism-in-the-christian-home.com/American-Heritage-Girl.html

http://www.jaibrian.com/

http://www.homeschoollegacy.com/index.html

Our Badge Helps section of this blog and our Pinterest boards are designed to help you accomplish AHG projects in a Troop or at home. Remember also that a number of the Outings we suggest on this blog could be used for school-time field trips.

Second Saturdays By The Grinter Stove, Mar. 9

Join us at 10 a.m. March 9 as we honor the Grinter Place heritage of cooking on the wood stove. Explore traditional recipes through cooking demonstrations and tastings and hear a presentation on local history topics.

Wood stove at Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

$3 admission fee includes the program and tour of Grinter Place. Explore rooms decorated with period furnishings, the Grinter family Bibles and photos, and a quilt made by Anna Grinter. Take in a view overlooking the Kansas River when you step out onto the second floor balcony. Discover the way of life experienced by families living on the frontier.

A trip to Grinter Place isn’t just a look inside the oldest home in Wyandotte County, it’s a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri borders. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape. Learn how life in Kansas changed dramatically through the stories of Annie and Moses when you visit the stately Grinter Place.

10 am – 5 pm

Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City, KS

This event could meet several requirements of Our Heritage, especially #7 (required for Explorers).

Second Saturdays By The Grinter Stove, Feb. 9

Join us at 10 a.m. February 9 as we honor the Grinter Place heritage of cooking on the wood stove. Explore traditional recipes through cooking demonstrations and tastings and hear a presentation on local history topics.

Wood stove at Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

$3 admission fee includes the program and tour of Grinter Place. Explore rooms decorated with period furnishings, the Grinter family Bibles and photos, and a quilt made by Anna Grinter. Take in a view overlooking the Kansas River when you step out onto the second floor balcony. Discover the way of life experienced by families living on the frontier.

A trip to Grinter Place isn’t just a look inside the oldest home in Wyandotte County, it’s a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri borders. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape. Learn how life in Kansas changed dramatically through the stories of Annie and Moses when you visit the stately Grinter Place.

10 am – 5 pm

Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City, KS

This event could meet several requirements of Our Heritage, especially #7 (required for Explorers).