Last year, I went to the trouble of making up a form for my girls to fill out so they could earn Junior patches over the summer. I told the parents where they could find the discontinued patches and even sent them the link for the “Make Your Own Patch”.
The only child who earned a patch was my daughter.
Honestly, I was a bit surprised at the response. Many of my girls are home all summer, so I thought that earning a patch was something focused that they could do.
For girls in my troop who went to summer camp like my daughter, many activities could easily have been done there for credit, taking no time or effort on the part of the parents.
This summer, I did not even bother sending out the form.
My daughter decided not to go to summer camp with her twin brother, leaving me, a WAHM, needing things for her to do alone so I could get some work done. She picked ten badges and I bought six of them during the 25 cent sale one Council store was having.
Presently, she is working on the Toy Maker badge and has made a doll and a dollhouse. These have certainly made it easier for me to get some work done! And I never say no to a trip to the craft store!
Are the girls in your troop working on badges over the summer? If so, how are you keeping track of them? Ar you buying them or are the parents?
Are you meeting over the summer? If so, what are you working on?