Earning Badges after Girl Scouts
By SunbonnetSmart.com on February 22, 2012
As a Brownie and Girl Scout when I was a kid, trudging all over the neighborhoods, selling Girl Scout cookies in March, was the highlight of my year.
We walked for miles, set on our duty to sell boxes, but not for FFV, the supplier at the time. We knew that if we sold enough boxes, we would be helping our Troop.
And we were. The boxes of cookies sold for fifty cents, a whopping nickel of which went to the troop.
Selling cookies and buying calendars while working
on the Child Labor Badge.
What a celebration was Valentine's Day, 2012. Cupid's friend arrows were flying, dinner plans were being made and cozy evenings at home were chosen to replace high priced restaurant fare. But, the biggest thing all day for me, this Girl Scout from the 1960s, was earning another badge for my virtual badge sash.
As a Girl Scout, we worked and worked on earning a series of decorative embroidered patches, fulfilling sequential requirements as we went along. Don't tell anybody, but all my Girl Scouting was many years ago. Habit and training die hard, however, and I still have a Pavlov's dog response to the mention of a badge to be earned.
So, imagine my delight when a badge award was announced on BlogHer by Laine "Crazy Eyeris" Griffin. I was all over reading that post, like a chicken on a June bug. I couldn't have been happier when I saw my blog and web site named as a winner. The green square of a Versatile Blogger Award, the one I have often gazed upon on Laine's web site, Laine's List, was now mine. I patted myself on the back and yelled, "Yippy Ya HOO!" while doing a happy dance.
It turns out, by going to the Versatile Blogger web site, that when one receives the award, one then has to give it away. Laine had received it from MJ Monaghan and was honor bound to re-award the award, carrying it's influence into ever widening circles.
With award night being Valentine's Day and so much happening all at once, my attentions were spread thin. I am just now thanking Laine for the sweet honor of the beautiful spring green, Versatile Blogger Award. I can't wait to see it on the right hand side of Sunbonnet Smart and I can't wait until all of BlogHer starts kissing up to me, hoping, praying, that I will choose each of them for my round of Versatile Blogger Award bestowal.
Now, let's cut to the chase. Get the comments on my posts started ladies and Souschef. Wine me. Dine me. Dazzle me and frazzle me with all of your ingratiating appeals. Ring my royal ear and fairy dust my Sparkles. I can't wait to see you grovel.
BTW, ElaineR.N., don't worry! You're in!
And! If you want to make your own badges to inspire, motivate and control your friends, go to this really cool web site that seems to have all the information one needs to set up your own badges!
Hey! Alright! Now we don't HAVE to be nice to people to win one of their badges. We can make our own!
Oh wait...I shouldn't have included that link....
Too late now....
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