We are encouraging our YW that have already finished their YW Medallions to earn an Honor Bee by the end of summer. Here is alittle book mark to help them track their progress. Print as a 4x6 then fold in half (:
For a cute little "BEE" treat I bought a 1''x8'' cellophane bag at Pebbles in my Pocket.
Filled it by alternating Lemonheads and Grapehead Candy. Then Tied it off with a little tulle, ribbon, and twine.
After I glued/or stapled the bookmark in half it made a cute little pocket for their Bee treat.
This is the night we introduce the theme, have parents fill out paperwork, give them an outline of certification nights, make their camp journals, discuss camp rules, and introduce the YCL's. It is a fun but very productive evening.
We have Stake camp every year. This year the stake has chosen S.T.A.R.S
Shining Together As Righteous Sisters.
Each ward is given a Color/Value. We are GOLD isn't that perfect for a Stars theme?!
I was asked to decorate (my favorite part)
I wanted to make things that we could also pack up to decorate up at camp.
I bought a 5 pack of these thin Canvas boards at Michaels (they were $14.99 but I used a 50% coupon) I taped off stripes and painted with black acrylic paint. I then modpodged Gold Glitter stars. Then put a layer of mod podge over it all so it will clean up nice. On the thicker Stripe I painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint. That way if at Camp we want to write different things each day we can. (Or if I want to use them for a bday party or something I can). You can't really see in the picture but I also drilled 2 holes in the top so we can hang these on a rope up at camp.
I used one of my ruffle tents I sell for a little "camping" decoration. I didn't get a picture but I also had cute Metal lanterns with light up candles in them. I cut out about 1 billion stars and strung them on twine. I laminated them at a local copy store so that they would survive and still look nice for camp. And also just in case it rains at camp. I found these cardboard letters (they are probably at least 3/4'' thick) at Hobby Lobby for a buck! I then just \modpodged gold glitter on them.
I really like to give my YW something over conference weekend to let them know that we are thinking about them! This year we are making Carmel popcorn and sticking a little PEEPS marshmallow bunny in too. you could just attach this handout to a package of PEEPS. I loved this quote from Sister Oscarson at the General Women's Broadcast.