Friends, I know what you’re thinking…is it kettle season already?! It is.
Here’s a fun fact about kettles: The red Christmas kettle debuted in San Francisco in 1891 in the guise of a crab pot. A depression had thrown many out of work, including hundreds of seamen and longshoremen. The campaign proved so successful that by 1900 it was imitated nationwide.
Regardless of the exhaustion this season may bring, remember Jesus says, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matt. 25:40)
By now, many of you have heard and hopefully checked out the awesome new resources for troops! If you have not, check them out below:
Troops High Award Spreadsheet (Leader)
The attached chart serves as a fill-able chart for the Troop leader. It is currently mapped out to fit all of the resources but can be adjusted according to what works best for your corps!
Sunbeams Devotional Book
Although Sunbeams learn a ton of character building lessons through troops, let us take it a step further and encourage them to begin a regular devotional life with this new resource! With this, we can bridge the gap between outreach & discipleship!
Updated Emblem Compatibility Chart
The attached document helps you map out troop programs that have multiple troops in one class. Here you will find the emblems grouped up by content.
Girl Guards High Award Chart
The attached charts serve as a journey for Sunbeams & Girl Guards to work on completing emblems to achieve High Awards. As the they complete the emblem, they can add the date and be enthusiastic to complete and achieve more!
Due to the new resources, you will start to notice that the emblems are not in sync with the season, but more leaning towards the goal in completing the emblems necessary to obtain that specific award. On the high award application, you can find which are required which are also charted as they should be. The rest of the emblems have been paired up according to the award and the compatibility across the board. Keep in mind that this is a resource but you can always change the badge you’d like to do at your discretion.
Clink on the links below to download a pdf of each emblem.
First Half of the Month:
Second Half of the Month: