Add a Fun element to your trek - Trading Pins!
We used 1" button pins for the youth to trade. This was a fun tool to help them mingle more with the youth they knew and didn't know. This provided an easy way to interact with those you didn't know.
Here is how it worked.
We had 3,500 pins printed - 30 unique designs
Goal: each youth would go home with 15-20 pins
Each youth and adult received 10 pins in a design unique to their family the morning of trek. They would pin one to their satchel and then the rest trade.
Certain events everyone received a pin (square dancing, trading post experience, book of mormon after a devotional, Mile 21.6 last morning of trek)
This was a big hit. Most of the youth enjoyed this activity they carried it's own momentum all throughout trek. And then was a fun memory keepsake to take home.
Satchels: We had these donated/sewn by the women at church. Each RS was responsible to sew 40 satchels so each youth and adult walking would receive one with their button pins.
Here were the designs, we used a company on Etsy who did a fantastic job! I highly recommend:
I. had. no. idea. I was visiting WA DC, and while touring museums I heard a little bit about how women got the vote and thought, "I know nothing about this". I went home and started looking for information on the Suffragette story. My local Barnes and Noble had NOTHING, my local library had ONE junior book on Susan B Anthony, but that was it!! Finally after more looking, researching and reading, I found this book. This book was amazing. Her story is shocking, she tells it in a no nonsense, easy to read way. I underlined and underlined my way through this incredible story. How could I not have known this? I bought my daughter this book, I bought myself this book, I had my book group read it... yes, it's that good! And yes, it's that important! P.S. It's free on Amazon:)
(byw this is NOT the movie Suffragette, yes, same topic, but not Emmeline's Story)
This was a surprising find from our city Library. I loved it! One of those fun stories that just pulls you through. Easy to read, full of adventure, with twists and little bit of love. Remember to grab a blanket as you enjoy this frosty story.