Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp Blanket


Late this afternoon, Lily returned from her first Girl Guide summer campout at Camp Samac. It was the first time she slept in a tent, started her own fire, and cooked her own food on open flame. She had a great time.


She has had a successful year at Girl Guides and collected many badges for her sash.


I have been working on this camp blanket for awhile. It has our family badges from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s, and now a few from 2015 from three generations of guides. I used a Hudson Bay Company fleece pointe blanket. Once Lily finishes Guides, the badges from her sash will be transferred to the blanket.


Here is a close up of a few of the badges from the 1950-60s that belonged to my aunt.


I also thought I would share the “sitapon” Lily made for camp circles. It is made from an old rice bag filled with newspapers and sealed with duct tape.  She said it worked perfectly.


I also made her a pillowcase using Peanuts campfire fabric.


Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. It's amazing that you still have all those family badges. What a unique and special keepsake! I love the idea of adding them to the blanket over the years. She looks like she had a great time camping!

  2. I love that you have all those family badges. What a special treasure. Congratulations to a successful and special weekend for your little camper!

  3. What wonderful souvenirs on this camp blanket... maybe some day there will be a fourth generation added...

  4. what a great idea to use all those badges on a blanket. Sounds like Lilly was off to have a great weekend. I remember making sit upons when I was in scouts as a little girl. I didnt stay in scouts long. Im not sure why. lol, my mother used to give me a quarter for my dues and I was supposed to walk to the meetings on mondays after school. but I would find my way to the little corner store and buy a can of faygo pop and a stroeman brownie! 13 cents for the pop and a dime for the brownie... now a can of pop is a 1.00 or more and so are the brownies! crazy! anyways, I would make it to the meetings but with out my dues! my silly mother should have given me an extra quarter!
    have a great week

  5. I love that the blanket has three generations of badges. Such a wonderful tradition that someone in your family started.


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