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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

384 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
384 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2019 :  2:03:59 PM  Show Profile
Just a few more days! Is anyone else excited to hear what the new merit badges for 2020 will be???

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

384 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
384 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2020 :  4:04:18 PM  Show Profile
I just read about the new merit badge planner! Great idea!!!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7739 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7739 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2020 :  07:28:51 AM  Show Profile
Debbie,
I just saw the planner too! I haven't heard what the new badges are yet.


~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

14545 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
14545 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2020 :  07:42:29 AM  Show Profile
Sorry to disappoint, but we put our energies into the planner this year instead of new badges. We decided there are still plenty of badges yet to be earned. If you have some suggestions for new badges, please let me know. I'm all ears!

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7739 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7739 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2020 :  12:05:28 PM  Show Profile
MaryJane,
Thank you! One of the things I am trying to purpose to do this year is work on more badges. I am woefully behind where I would like to be with them. We certainly understand and I love the look of the new planner!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4566 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4566 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2020 :  2:22:07 PM  Show Profile
I just saw the binder too. It looks good. I'm glad there is something to help keep merit badges organized with. It should really help with getting more badges completed this year.

Krista
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

384 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
384 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  6:09:52 PM  Show Profile
I love the binder idea! I decided to treat myself to one. It will be much handier than the LARGE binder I am currently working with.
I completely understand, MaryJane! There are more merit badges than I will probably ever get finished. One of my 2020 goals is to work on completing more of them. My problem is...new year! new projects! what can I start? Wait a minute....I am still working on that Expert level badge for Finishing Those UFO's. Probably a good thing there aren't new merit badges this year! haha!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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RachelLeigh
True Blue Farmgirl

632 Posts

Rachel
Rainier WA
USA
632 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2020 :  11:11:51 AM  Show Profile
I ordered a binder to drive myself to actually work on the merit badges this year. My goal is to be online (watching YouTube and Netflix and other things that waste time) and focus on reading, writing, and trying to complete merit badges. I'm so excited for the binder. Mine came yesterday.


Farmgirl Sister #127
My blog: http://14thandoak.com
"Nowadays, even living simply - working only to acquire life's most basic necessities, demands so much." - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
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subfarmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

30 Posts

Sue
Brownsburg IN
USA
30 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2020 :  08:42:59 AM  Show Profile
I just ordered the merit badge binder today! I had been going back and forth about ordering it for a few weeks and finally listened to my husband, whoís been saying all along, ďjust get it!Ē Canít wait for it to arrive!

~ Sue in Indiana
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danyel
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Danyel
Robertsdale PA
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Feb 24 2020 :  06:51:32 AM  Show Profile
I ordered my merit badge planner. So excited! Not sure when it will arrive so until it does, deep cleaning rooms so I have a little time to work on them when it arrives. I really like the idea of a planner, I had printed it off before and placed into a binder but this way I have the updated version.

Blessings
Danyel
Farmgirl sister 4202
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aidanm
Chapter Leader

23 Posts

Aidan
CA
USA
23 Posts

Posted - Feb 25 2020 :  1:45:01 PM  Show Profile
I ordered mine too! I would love to see a beach/water badge! Beach/river clean up anyone?

Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2020 - Bibliophile & Blogger - farmgirlaidan.wordpress.com
Sister #7664
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danyel
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Danyel
Robertsdale PA
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2020 :  2:07:06 PM  Show Profile
My merit badge binder arrived. Glanced through it and excited to get started! Shared by discussion, with my group last night they were excited as well, however last night was our group meeting, so they need to wait a month to see it!

Good luck to each as you work on yours.

Blessings
Danyel
Farmgirl sister 4202
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3134 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3134 Posts

Posted - Feb 27 2020 :  07:56:56 AM  Show Profile
I have been trying to brainstorm possible new badges that we could work towards. This is what I have come up with, so far:
- Fermenting badge
- Pumpkin badge
- Pie badge
- Plastic canvas

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

14545 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
14545 Posts

Posted - Feb 27 2020 :  08:54:32 AM  Show Profile
Good morning Shannon,
What are you thinking for Plastic Canvas? How about taking a stab at the three levels for us?

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

384 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
384 Posts

Posted - Feb 27 2020 :  09:44:07 AM  Show Profile
I am loving the new binder! I had all of my badge info printed off and it has been in a much larger binder but it was kind of heavy and awkward. This new binder is so much nicer!
I thumbed through the badge requirements and got reacquainted with the badges that I had been working on. I am really excited to get going again....just what I needed for some inspiration!
Shannon....I am all over your Pie Badge idea!!!!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4566 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4566 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2020 :  3:29:25 PM  Show Profile
Shannon, I like the pie badge as well. The best part would be eating the pies lol! What would the pumpkin badge be about?

Krista
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3134 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3134 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2020 :  08:35:18 AM  Show Profile
Plastic canvas badge....
Beginner: Start with something small, that doesn't require attaching pieces together, such as a coaster set, using at least three different stitches (including the overcast stitch to "finish" the sides)
Intermediate: Make a project that requires attaching pieces, such as a jewelry box or tissue box cover, using two new stitches.
Expert: Make a 3D project, such as a sculpted eagle. Also, teach another person how to craft with plastic canvas.

Pumpkin badge.... you could plant pumpkins, use your pumpkins to make a desert, use your pumpkins to make each of the three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Another idea... diamond painting seems to be all the rage right now... you could do something with that.
Or sewing clothing, starting with something simple, such as a skirt with elastic, then doing something with button holes, and then maybe a zipper.
Ancient grain challenge
Pressure cooking challenge

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4566 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4566 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2020 :  12:50:27 PM  Show Profile
Shannon I like the pumpkin one. That would definitely be something I would be interested in. Also the diamond painting one. I love to do diamond painting and would definitely work on that badge. The pressure cooker one sound interesting too. Iím really enjoying these ideas you have!

Krista
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3134 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3134 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2020 :  1:30:23 PM  Show Profile
Krista - I haven't done any diamond painting, but am hoping to, one day. Other ideas could be weaving or whittling.

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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danyel
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Danyel
Robertsdale PA
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2020 :  9:44:36 PM  Show Profile
I like the plastic canvas, not to costly yet beautiful items can be made.
I also love the pumpkin ideas! Maybe incorporate gifting a home baked pumpkin goodie in true farmgirl fashion?
I would love to learn to weave, also want to learn to tat, cannot figure it out from videos, cannot find anyone to tech me. Some day.

Great ideas you all have.

Blessings
Danyel
Farmgirl sister
4202
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4566 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4566 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2020 :  4:06:36 PM  Show Profile
Oh yes Shannon, you definitely need to give it a go. Diamond painting is so fun and relaxing. Iím itching to make another one!

Krista
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aidanm
Chapter Leader

23 Posts

Aidan
CA
USA
23 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2020 :  5:32:29 PM  Show Profile
Shannon, I second the Pumpkin badge ! I LOVE autumn and would love to do more with my favorite flavor

Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2020 - Bibliophile & Blogger - farmgirlaidan.wordpress.com
Sister #7664
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

342 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
342 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2020 :  10:26:15 AM  Show Profile
I have just joined the sisterhood. I have begun my work on the Readin', Writin,' and Rithmatic badge. Is anyone else working on this badge?

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4566 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4566 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2020 :  1:17:07 PM  Show Profile
Terri, hopefully you can find someone who is working on that badge too. Have fun working on all the badges. I look forward to seeing what you are working on!

Krista
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

342 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
342 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2020 :  7:55:55 PM  Show Profile
Thank you Krista. I am not a very big reader. I truly enjoy writing and Math. As you may guess, I am a teacher. I teach math and science. Last quarter I took a class on church polity. I did not read the extra reads. But, seeing as they are non-fiction, they qualify and I think it is a good idea to go ahead and read at least one of them.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

253 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
253 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2020 :  4:14:04 PM  Show Profile
I'm a newer member and have the Merit Badge planner. I love it. I look through it almost daily.
I see some great ideas here for new merit badges. For the beach/water badge I would add streams & ponds. Researching water pollution and what laws or ordinances there may be in your area to prevent water pollution.
I like the fermentation badge idea. Maybe start with water kefir - the Aug/Sept 2020 issue of Mary Jane's Farm has and article "Ferment it!" Kombucha scares me so leave that out - haha.
Another idea - Medicinal Herbs. Study the medicinal value of 2 or 3 herbs. What medicinal herbs can you grow where you live, what might be growing wild near your home. What are dandelions good for. What parts of the plant are used. Make an herbal tea using medicinal herbs. Use medicinal herbs in cooking. Learn definition of tincture, menstruum, poultice. I studied herbal medicine so I can come up with more ideas for this one.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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