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Check out my other blogs: Sow What Journey http://sarahsowwhat.tumblr.com www.100actsofgreen.org As a homeschooling Girl Scout I am often doing my Journey's as part of my school work. Which means that I have to plan and implement them myself. I have been asked to share this with others. My first blog was with the Senior Sow What Journey. Since I plan to earn 5 other Journeys -- this will be the site for all information.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Golden Eaglet - Laundress Badge

Like many of the 1934 Merit Badges -- I am having to spend a lot of time researching -- so instead of my mom or Grandma telling me, I am using YouTube videos and google.  In 1934, a Girl Scout would be quizzed by her Captain to show her proficiency.  My mom encouraged me to continue the blog so that others can view my proficiency.  Feel free to post comments and ask me questions about how I did something.  Or where I learned something.

With this badge I learned how to care for clothing and how to treat stains correctly. For example, if you have a dirt stain, a great way to get it out is to apply vinegar and baking soda (stress on the baking its important) (also mixed together) to the stain and let it sit. After an hour or so, (I waited longer) spray with Shout and wash in COLD water.  I learned that hot water will set the stain into the fabric.

When washing cotton articles, use cold water, regardless of the color and when in the dryer put in for only a small amount of time and check it frequently. You don’t want to leave it in the dryer for too long.  It will wrinkle a lot. 
When ironing (pressing) a cotton article, there is usually a cotton setting if not, put it on medium or low heat and NEVER leave the iron on the fabric for too long in one spot - it will burn.

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