MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges


2. Outstepping

Beginner Level

  • Go day hiking and visit three places that you have never seen before.
  • Identify in the wild your state’s bird, tree and flower. Take photos of them.
  • Learn how to make a safe campfire, even if it’s in your own backyard.

Intermediate Level

  • Photo document all the watchtowers, lighthouses, old mines, and other historic locations in your area in a 100-mile radius.
  • Go overnight camping away from it all (campground camping doesn’t count).
  • Learn how to read maps with a compass and landmarks.

Expert Level

  • Strap on the backpacking frame. Go backpacking for a weekend. Take only what you can carry on your back.
  • Go backpacking with only organic food.
  • Practice low-impact camping.

January, 2008 Edition