St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. Our hometown, Savannah, Ga has one of the biggest celebrations and with our last name, McIntyre we love everything Irish. This week Hugs and Munchy started working on their Fulltime Families Explorer Badges. These badges are a cross between Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Guides but without the tedious parts taken out and designed for kids traveling full-time. The FtF Explorer Program is a family-centered program intended to support leadership, creativity, and community-centered activities for boys and girls. The suggested age range is from 5 to16 years old.
This week Hugs has earned three badges and her sister earned one. The first badge Hugs earned was the Leprechaun Trap Challenge for her Community Building Badge. She had to use household items of her choice to design and create a trap for a leprechaun. Then she had to make a video and explain how it worked which included her choice of material and why she chose them.
Hugs’ second badge was a Craft Badge. She had to look for an adult to help her perfect a crafting skill. Hugs chose to learn how to sew and her Grandmother helped us fix our sewing machine and teach Hugs the basics of sewing. She ended up making monster pillows for her Barbies and Hugs loved it so much she is planning on making some doll clothes (wish me luck!!).
The third badge both girls earned, was the RV Maintenance Badge. With this badge, the girls had to learn how to put down the stabilizers, put in chocks and awnings, and help pack up. Our girls actually went to a stepfather and learned how to connect the shore power (electrical), water, and sewer hoses, and they also know how to drain the grey and black tanks. We thought it was important for everyone to know how to do this just in case there was an emergency.