Alright, I’ve had “Blog about YW” in my reminder list on my phone for the past month so instead of changing the reminder date and time yet again for the hundredth time, I’m actually going to write the dang thing and CHECK IF OFF my list! I don’t know why it’s been so hard for me this past month to sit down and do it. Maybe because I would rather be doing things for Young Women then writing about it, because I love it so much.
The first pictures you’ll see is of our New Beginning we had at the end of February. This is a meeting where we welcome incoming beehives for the coming year (12 yr olds) and teach them a little bit about the Personal Progress program (it’s a program for girls, similar to the scouting program that boys do to get their eagles). Our New Beginning was fantastic, we had the Laurels (16-18 yr olds) talk about each value in the Personal Progress program. The Laurels in our ward are stellar, amazing girls! And those flowers/banners on the back wall were my contribution…the rustling of tissue paper could be heard for a mile from my apartment while I made those flowers.
The next set of picture you’ll see is of an activity that the Mia Maid (14-15 yr olds) class put together called “My Sister’s Closet”. They asked everyone in the ward for donations of girls size clothing and accessories (purses, belts, shoes, jewelry, lotion, etc.) and then they turned the YW room into a little boutique. Each girl had a shopping bag. They shopped in two groups. The first group went shopping and they picked 4 items, then the next group got to shop and pick 4 items they wanted. After that, the girls went in together and went crazy, shopping for anything and everything they wanted. I think each girl got at least 15 items and some had up to 25-30 items. When it was all over we packed the extra clothing away and the Mia Maids took the remaining clothes to the shelter for battered women and children to donate. AWESOME activity!
Pictures of New Beginnings
My flowers and banners
Gifts for the YW and flowers for the incoming beehives
Donna had the great idea of frosting a simple angel food cakes and decorating each one with the color of a value.
Kathy Worthington (the president) speaking to the girls and parents
All the girls singing a musical number
Recognizing the incoming beehives
All the Laurels
The women in my life (the presidency)
Pictures of My Sister’s Closet
The girls shopping bags
Three generations of Sullivan women here…they made this activity happen!
Shopped till they dropped!
Laurel and Beehive bonding happening :)
Two of my Beehives