As I have worked on the 1934 Merit Badges - a few have forced me to learn a lot of new information. It has been an educational journey. Reminding me that badges are designed to "Educate NOT Decorate".
I thought the Child Nurse badge would be easy for me -- I have been actively watching younger children for 5 years. With most of my time with kids under age 5. However, I realized there was still so much to learn.
I also knew that the time I spent before -- would not count toward this badge. I had a required 24 hours to spend in this role. It could have been in 2, 3 or 8 hour blocks. I wanted to do something I hadn't done before - so I went for a 24 hour block of time - including bed time routine, all meals and of course activities, reading, etc.
I am 12 hours into the 24 -- look for the final blog tomorrow (maybe Thursday -- tomorrow I am making two dresses for the dressmaker badge). Along with a few others (I have 7 other badges finished -- it has been a great experience