Friday, May 2, 2008

Medal Project Awards

Just a little history of the Medal Projects that are listed in the Member's Guides: these projects were added after the initial program was written. They were added because many of the girls had finished Wreaths 1-3 of the program but didn't want to give up Little Flowers, so they went back and redid Wreath 1. This has a couple of advantages. First, the girls are older and can better grasp the virtue and how to live it, secondly, they can discover new things about the virtue because, let's face it, we all need to discover ways to perfect our spiritual life.

In order to reward this extra effort and to challenge the girls to reach even higher, the Medal Projects were added. These were more involved than the ten item checklist for each virtue and were designed so that the girls work on several a year, rather than all nine of them. If some of the projects sound too intimidating for a five year old, that is the reason. They weren't designed for five year olds, but for the older girl who may also be working in the same group as the five year old and may be up to the challenge of a better understanding of the virtue.

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