Choosing a Troop Crest

I couldn’t find this online all in one place except for a PDF from the San Diego council, so this is shamelessly borrowed from them.  I added the graphics.

Choosing a Troop Crest

In the early days of Girl Scouting, troop crests were used to identify a troop. The rapid growth of the movement soon made numbering necessary, but troop crests were kept as a symbol of a troop’s goal or main interest. Today, troops should think carefully about the crest they choose. It should have a special meaning to them, one they can pass along to new members each year. The symbol can be used on a troop flag or to mark troop equipment. Every member should know what their crest is and what it means.  Read more »

New Year’s Eve Random Patch Bowl Edition Plus More


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I’ve got three of them on the back burner that I should be publishing soon.  It’s been an exhausting December for me personally, so that’s cut into blog post time.  But here’s a quick one to round out 2016!

The other day I was thumbing through the latest and greatest patch catalog from Advantage Emblem, and I came across a timely patch for the most wonderful time of the year, aka bowl season.  I haven’t been able to watch much college football earlier this year, so I was very happy to see my beloved Georgia Bulldogs beat the Great Horny Toads of TCU along with some other great bowl games.  Read more »

Happy Belated OFFICIAL Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Sunset in Alapaha

Sunset in Alapaha

It’s a few days after Thanksgiving, and I’ve just gotten back from the strange and mysterious world of no WiFi.  Yes, believe it or not, there are places in this world where homes have NO WiFi!  Our family’s farmhouse in very rural South Georgia is one of those places.  But you can get 4G service if you have Verizon, so all is not lost.  You just have to watch your data usage.  But a very nice trade-off is seeing the Milky Way Galaxy and gorgeous sunsets, so I don’t mind going without WiFi for a couple of days.  Read more »

Guess the Retired Badge Game

In case the handful of you who read my blog aren’t aware of it, posts around this time of year really slow down due to my schedule and level of activity.  I try to stick one in from time to time, but sometimes I’ll go a while without a new post.  I was actually working on one about Robert’s Rules, but it was so dull that I had to put it to the side.  I’ll get to it soon.  Also, all of the research and reading I did over the past few months for the past series about the 2004 restructure burned me out to be quite honest.  Read more »