MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges


1. “Out There” Women

Beginner Level

  • Make your own survival pack in a small bag to take with you on day-hikes. Include:
    • Matches in a waterproof container
    • Unbreakable mirror or something shiny to signal rescuers
    • Whistle
    • High energy bar or candy
    • Rainproof poncho and space blanket
    • First Aid supplies
    • reflective nylon cord
    • Knife
  • Identify 10 native plants and their properties as food, medicine or poison.

Intermediate Level

  • Make your own trail mix and/or pemmican using the recipe in MaryJane’s Ideabook. (The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; contact
  • Cook a full meal: appetizer, main course, and dessert, over just a campfire.

Expert Level

  • Build your own wall tent or buy a vintage camp trailer.
  • Learn to catch and then cook the catch of the day.

January, 2008 Edition