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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

236 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
236 Posts

Posted - May 15 2020 :  7:48:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista,
I am wondering if there could be a badge focused on the elements on should have in a pantry. I have been struggling trying to understand how a person could run out of food in a weeks time to the point that they have to get assistance. I am fairly certain even a small cabinet/pantry should last more than a week.

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

52 Posts

Sandy
FORT WORTH TX
USA
52 Posts

Posted - May 15 2020 :  8:32:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A pantry badge sounds wonderful. There is a lot that could be done with that.


Sandy
Farmgirl Sister #8063
http://www.thefarmgirlnextdoor.com
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

362 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
362 Posts

Posted - May 16 2020 :  07:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree...good information for all of us. I would love it!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

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

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - May 16 2020 :  2:42:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have four badges from several years ago but haven't done anything since. So today I decided to get back to it and ordered a Merit Badge Planner. I hope to begin with two of my favorite things Garden Gate & Farm Kitchen.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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rhinomom2
Farmgirl in Training

21 Posts

Linda
Traverse City Michigan
USA
21 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  07:20:15 AM  Show Profile  Click to see rhinomom2's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Miss Sara...I'm with you, it's been several years since I've done any badges as life got in the way. However, today I've made the decision to get back and tried to order the Merit Badge Planner, but it's not available at the moment. (out of stock), but will persevere in the Garden and Kitchen.

Just Have Faith and Happy Glamping!
Sister #237
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  08:14:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda hope they are back in stock soon. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on.

Mine should be here today. Anxious to look through it and see where I'll start.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1334 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1334 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  08:29:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do I need to renew my sisterhood membership before I can order a planner? I didn't see them in the store.

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Farm Girl #790

https://twitter.com/EllieFunt

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  08:34:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deb they're in Sisterhood supplies so I guess you will have to re-new but it's just a guess on my part.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  1:52:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My planner came today and I am so impressed. Now to get busy and decide what badge I want to work on first.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3993 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3993 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  1:54:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deb, Sara is correct. You will have to renew your membership first before you can order the planner. After that they will be under the Sisterhood Supplies.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3993 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3993 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  1:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terri, that is a wonderful suggestion! I will let my Auntie MJ know and hopefully it will be a new badge for 2021!

Krista
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13583 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13583 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  2:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Krista for alerting me to questions about when the planner will be back in stock. I don't have a definitive answer at the moment but we've been working on it the last couple of days. We've created/sold about 150 of them to date. In order to get started, we printed them here (it takes Cydnie several days to do a batch) and then she took them to Fed Ex so they could cut each page and punch holes in them. Cydnie then brought them back to the farm to hand cut the tab pages (Fed Ex can't do those), and assemble them. As all this unfolded, it was my job to keep track of costs to see if what we were charging covered everything. I thought all was well until we got the biggest monthly bill ever from Xerox (who we rent our big printer/copier from: copies are metered remotely). Our bills for all that we do here are usually around $275 or less/month. The bill we received from Xerox for printing 60 planners was $1,200 on top of everything else: Cydnie's labor, the binder itself, buying the paper and cardstock, etc. So, we decided to get a bid from Fed Ex for doing the entire thing, start to finish. We got that bid today. $6,200 for 100 of them!!!! So, we've gone back to the drawing board to find a more workable solution. We're delighted to be selling so many, but it needs to be affordable for everyone involved. Stay tuned!

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

52 Posts

Sandy
FORT WORTH TX
USA
52 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  5:14:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could there be a printable option so that each person could print the portions of the planner they need? That should cut down on the printing cost and each person could make their own cover. Just a thought.

Sandy
Farmgirl Sister #8063
http://www.thefarmgirlnextdoor.com
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13583 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13583 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  5:17:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We've been brainstorming how best to continue printing and assembling our Merit Badge Planners here, given how expensive it is to outsource them. Our price will need to go up to $34.79 (to cover our out-of-pocket costs plus Cydnie's labor to cut tabs, put them together, etc.). If it helps any, Brian has started including our increasingly outdated but beautiful 2020 calendar in with planner orders.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13583 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13583 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  7:13:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sandy, I will check with Cydnie in the morning to make sure she's been keeping our online, printable version of badge requirements updated, but that option has always been available here:
http://www.farmgirlsisterhood.org/meritbadges-sisterhood.pdf




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

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - May 21 2020 :  06:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks MaryJane for all your hard work to produce the planner for us. Please pass the thank you along to Brian and Cydnie. You all are so appreciated.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Cydnie
Sister #2396

58 Posts

Cydnie
Moscow Idaho
USA
58 Posts

Posted - May 21 2020 :  11:46:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone, we're glad to hear that you're enjoying the Merit Badge Planners! We just wanted to let everyone know that as the year comes to an end, we'll be sending a PDF with the four updated yearly pages to everyone who has purchased a binder. You can download these pages for print and have your binder be up-to-date as we move on to the next year.

~Cydnie
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

236 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
236 Posts

Posted - May 21 2020 :  7:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cydnie,
I was feeling a little sheepish about printing my planner. Thank you for letting me know this is actually done by some. I look forward to seeing the new pages and will be sure to download and print them and add them to my big three ring binder.
Terri
F.G. #8042

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

236 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
236 Posts

Posted - May 21 2020 :  7:46:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista,
Thank your for passing the idea along.

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

3993 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3993 Posts

Posted - May 22 2020 :  1:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks MaryJane for the planner update. I love the idea of including a calendar along with it. It helps to give another way of tracking and setting goals and deadlines for the badges. Would love to see more ladies have the planner.

Krista
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2020 :  10:50:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for this thread ... I had no clue Mary Jane came out with one. Just ordered mine!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com

Edited by - ceridwen on Jun 10 2020 07:44:04 AM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5233 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5233 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2020 :  10:55:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole you will find the planner is a very good thing. Looking forward to hearing about the badges you are working on.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2020 :  10:30:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just received my Merit Badge Binder .... OMG, I just love it!



Thank you so much!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com

Edited by - ceridwen on Jun 18 2020 10:32:21 AM
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7326 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7326 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2020 :  11:50:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I printed mine out when they first started the merit badges. It's very easy and they had kept it up to date when adding more badges. Will that option still be available for new badges as they are added?

~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

3993 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3993 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2020 :  1:24:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise, as Cydnie stated up above, they will be sending out PDF files to those who purchase the binder that can be printed out and added to the binder. The list on the website will also be kept updated for those who donít have binders.

Krista
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