Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Charmed, I'm sure

Viva la Girl Scouts! I had so much fun teaching the "jewelry making" badge to my neighbor's Girl Scout troop. I designed a charm necklace that incorporates the symbols and traditions of the Girl Scout organization. Plus we used buttons, ribbons and beads to tell a "story." A pearl for leadership, a bead for each brother or sister, a "bee" for their years in the Brownies. The charms could symbolize whatever the girls wanted. I overheard someone ask, "What did we say the button stands for?" Her friend replied, "Buttons stand for friendship, because a circle never ends."

Is that cute, or what?

I had imagined the project, the tools, the parent participation (even my Mom came!), but I had not thought through to the end. When 21 girls stood for a picture all wearing their new Girl Scout charm necklaces. Priceless!


LillyB said...

This must have been an awesome experience for you and the girls! Thank you for sharing it with us! I remember the ladies who volunteered to teach us when I was a girl scout and it meant so much to me as a girl.
Thank you for sharing the gifts God has given you!

Anne Reeves said...

Thank you, Lillyb. It was a wonderful afternoon. I appreciate your nice words to me.