I have lots of fond memories of LDS Girls Camp (youth camp for our church) growing up. It’s been about 7 years since my last girls camp (as a leader), and I was excited to be going again this summer. I volunteered to do one of the camp crafts this year and to go along with the Press Forward theme, we decided to make DIY wood arrows. Our girls camp theme was The Wizard of Oz, which was also conveniently our New Beginnings theme. Our wood craft day fell on the day that the cowardly lion gained courage, so our arrows say ‘Press Forward with Courage’! They turned out super cute and it was fun to see the creativity of each girl. [Read more…]
For our Young Women’s New Beginnings this year, the president chose to do a Wizard of Oz theme. The mutual theme for this year is:
“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20).
The idea is that we must press forward along the path (yellow brick road) until we reach home (Eternal Life). It turned out really cute. I have a few tutorials for decorations in this post, and my friend Kim at Life’s Journey for Perfection has the program and printables. [Read more…]