Posts Tagged ‘Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch’

Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch Podcast

May 4, 2012

Quilt Square Session at Ushers Ferry

Learn about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch offered by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Inc. (formerly the Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council) in the latest Trundlebed Tales Podcast.

Episode 31 – Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch
Originally aired April 28, 2012
Join host Sarah Uthoff as she talks about her experience with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Girl Scout Patch. This program will be aimed at Laura fans who want to know more, Girl Scouts and their families who are considering earning the patch, and for people who may wish to set a workshop in their area.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2012/04/28/ep-31-laura-ingalls-wilder-patch

Episode 9 - Take a Bite Out of History: Biscuits
Follow along with the basic food history information given to the Girl Scouts for the “prairie meal” part of their patch workshop at Ushers Ferry.
Laura Ingalls Wilder meets historic foodways when host Sarah S. Uthoff takes you through the “Prairie meal” part of the Laura Ingalls Wilder patch session as she did it at Ushers Ferry and introduces you to some introducing facts and thoughts about food history.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2011/04/03/trundlebed-tales-ep-9–take-a-bite-out-of-history-biscuits

Classic post with basic information:

http://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/laura-ingalls-wilder-patch

Patch Requirements:
http://www.gseiwi.org/newforms/patches/LIW.pdf
They’ve updated it to the new form and added one, but basically they are the same as I talk about on the podcast.

Purchase a Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch (scroll down)
http://www.gseiwi.org/program/patches.asp

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Inc.
Rock Island, Illinois  61201-8831
(309) 788-0833
(800) 798-0833 – Local Toll Free Phone
E-mail: info@gseiwi.org
Web Site: http://www.gseiwi.org

Take a Bite Out of History

April 1, 2011
Baking on a wood burning stove

Baking at Ushers Ferry

My radio show’s, Trundlebed Tales Radio, primary focus is Laura Ingalls Wilder. However, I think understanding Laura requires understanding things she knew and experienced in her life. You start researching Laura and then you want a Laura dress, you want to make the stuff she and Ma made, and each step you take along Laura fandom draws you deeper into wanting to know more about life in the 19th century. So from time to time the show will do a special episode where we look at food history and it’s current practice.

My first historic foodways episode will air Sunday, April 3, 2011 6 PM ET, 5 PM CT, 4 PM MT and 3 PM PT. Take a Bite Out of History: Biscuits will feature the same basic information I used when doing the “prairie meal” section of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch at Ushers Ferry.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2011/04/03/trundlebed-tales-ep-9–take-a-bite-out-of-history-biscuits

Call in and listen or talk at:  (714) 242-5253 or toll free 1-877-633-9389

I’m still experimenting with what times bring in the largest live audience. So far week night seem to do better, but I’m giving the weekend another chance. Hopefully soon I’ll settle on a regular broadcast pattern although it might be interrupted depending on when interviewees are available.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch

July 17, 2007

I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the Girl Scout Patch Day I chaired at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids. We didn’t design the actual patch or create their standards. I didn’t design the actual badge requirements, I just created the best ways we could get meet the requirements and give the girls the best possible experience. As with all Laura events I’m involved with my two guiding principles are 1) would I haved liked to attend this event and 2) would this be something Laura could be proud of.
We designed a day of fun and interesting activities that met enough of the requirements so that if each Girl Scout read one of the books on her own or with a parent and attended the one day workshop, she would qualify for the patch.

I’ve gotten questions on how a group can get the patches. How we ran it at Ushers Ferry was that we got each girl a certificate of completion (designed by staff member Ann Cejka). Each girl was then responsible to get there own patch because one of the requirements was reading one of the ACTUAL Wilder books, not the simplifications, and we couldn’t do that in the group setting in one day.
The Mississippi Valley Girl Scouts actually produce the patches, but they seem
pretty happy to sell them to anybody. Here’s a link to them.
http://www.gseiwi.org/program/patches.asp

Here are their updated requirements.
http://www.gseiwi.org/newforms/patches/LIW.pdf

Links updated 5/3/2012


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