MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Each Other

4. Lend a Hand to Families


  • Help an ailing farmgirl sister for 10 hours.
  • Consider keeping a journal or diary of activities and hours spent working on this merit badge that include some sketches or artwork.


  • Clean a pregnant woman’s house while she is away having the baby or do this for someone who is ill or grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • Cook for a family in need and provide a week’s worth of frozen re-heatable meals or pots of soup and bread. Alternatively, coordinate several friends to make sure a hot supper is delivered every day at a pre-appointed time and be ready to fill in the gaps as needed.


  • Visit two local homebound and elderly people; make sure they have food being delivered or bring fresh groceries.
  • Offer to plant a flower garden where they can see it from their window or some indoor forced bulbs.
  • Arrange to be the babysitter for a struggling family with young children so the parents can have a “date night.”
  • Sew or donate a dozen cloth diapers to the local Pregnancy Crisis Center or similar organization.

April, 2024 Edition