Thursday, January 03, 2008

I am so excited! My best girlfriend and I decided to start a
KEEPERS At Home Club with our girls this semester. Meeting twice a month for two and a half hours, we are going go try to learn 2 badges/skills a month and memorize Romans chapter 12 as a Club. On their own or with family, the girls will read a specific portion of Scripture and earn the Bible Reading skill/badge. The first four skill badges we will learn as a group are: weaving, scrapbooking, paper quilling and cake decorating. During Devotions time, are going to focus on a character trait and look up verses on th
at trait, starting with the character trait "Meekness." Moms will also be reading and discussing a chapter from Beautiful Girlhood with the girls.

Mom/daughter teams are going to take turns hosting, teaching skills for badges, and leading opening devotions. Each week, the hosting girl will also prepare lunch for everyone, and then the girls will clean up themselves. What a great way for the girls to use and develop their cooking and hospitality skills while earning their Cooking badge at the same time. I can't wait for our first meeting! I like the idea that the skills learned are practical and that an obedient life of service to God and others is the focus.

If you've ever thought of starting a Girl Scouts club, consider a KEEPERS club instead! If you have a KEEPERS handbook sitting on your shelf unused, why not call up a girlfriend and start your own KEEPERS Club! All you really need is a handbook, and you can get started with this wonderful program! See my KEEPERS right sidebar for a few helpful links.

Please do not be intimidated. I am certainly not the most skilled, domestic Mom on the planet, so if *I* can do it, so can you! (I have no idea how to decorate cakes, but there is always a Michael's class and a stack of library books!) We are all learning and growing together, and my friend has many skills that I don't have and (hopefully) vice-versa. Get with another Mom and just get started. I believe that God will bless our efforts, however imperfect. My goals are to be more submitted to God, to learn new skills with my daughter that will serve others , and to devote myself more to Christian fellowship and breaking of bread. I am bubbling over with excitement like an over-filled glass of champagne!

I'll post how our first meeting goes.


Julie said...

I have this book and love it. I have not implemented with my girls yet, but that is one of the goals for this year.
Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me. I am going to read through some more here. It looks very interesting.

Rhonda said...

My daughter has been in Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten, but she's starting to lose interest. I would also like to get her interested in more "home-y" things, so this sounds excellent. I can't add it this year (we're already adding some things!), but I'll be looking at it for next year.

I look forward to reading about your experiences.


MomToCherubs said...

The book is great, as is the book for boys (Contenders of the Faith, I think is the title). We joined a group like this for a while and enjoyed it. ENJOY !!

God Bless.

Tina said...

OH I so want to do this! Can I attend? :o) Oh I wish I lived closer to you for so many reasons! :o)

Thanks for the encouragement on starting this. I might just have to pull a couple girlfriends together to do this. I love the idea of every 2 weeks (once a week would be hard for me),and to have each other host.

I am going to be waiting on pins and needles to see how it is going for you guys. :o)


LisaWA said...

Tami... how wonderful... A blog will debut soon and I think you will like it. It’s a mother daughter ministry that will encourage relationships. The biggest one being our relationship with the Lord.

I will post it, when I get the go ahead and the blog opens. *Ü* as of yesterday it was not... You might like it. I know one of the young ladies posts to the girlhood companion blog (beautiful girlhood)


LisaWA said...

Tami... can you email me at wahineusa@ g mail .com

remove spaces. *Ü*