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YW SUNDAY AND WEEKLY ITEMS INCENTIVE: - -  To encourage our YW to bring all of their books for Sunday, we bought plain tote bags (1.00 each at Wal-mart). We give them to the girls and tell them they have 6 months to decorate the bag in whatever way they want. We also give them a list of things that the bag must contain:  1)  Scriptures; 2)  Personal Progress Book; 3) Journal (the one that matches the Personal Progress Book); 4)  Notebook (given by us to keep a record of all their PP accomplishments); 5)  a calendar (we give them a monthly calendar where all our activities are listed); and 5)  a pen or pencil. 

Each Wednesday & Sunday when we take attendance, we ask the girls what in the list above they have with them.  They receive 2 points each for scriptures and PP book; 1 point for everything else listed (total of 10 points each week). We made a poster with dates down the left side & a column at the top with each of the girls names.  If they receive all 10 points they get a sticker.  If it is less, we write the number of points received.  At the end of each month, the girl with the most points gets to pick a small gift from a gift box.  At the end of a year, the young woman with the most points will receive a special gift.  (we are thinking a gift card, around $50).In addition to the points listed above the girls can achieve extra points by giving a talk or doing something extra for young women's or a Wednesday activity. So far, our beehives have been the winning group.  The first month we did it (November) our top three in points were all beehives.    Shelly Woods, Texas

BABYSITTING RECIPE: -  - GLOOP -- 1 cup glue and 3/4 cut liquid starch.  Blend the two together.  At first the starch
does not want to incorporate.  Keep stirring or pull the gloop into a ball and knead until all the extra  moisture is gone.  This mixture is great.  It will stretch,  snap, and make popping noises.  My preschool class can't get enough of it.

1916 BEEHIVE REQUIREMENTS: - (from the "Juvenile Instructor")
In l9l6 every female over fourteen was a Beehive girl until she entered Relief Society.  There were no Mia Maids, or Laurels.  The following are twenty out of the three-hundred seventy three requirements possible for a Beehive girl to earn her individual award:
  1.    Care successful for a hive of bees for one season, and know their habits.
  2.    Give the distinguishing characteristics of six varieties of hen and cattle and tell the good and weak points of each.
  3.    Exterminate the mosquitoes over an area of l/2 mile square by pouring a little kerosene on the surface of all standing pools of water twice each month during April, May and June.  Six girls may do this and each receives an award, or one girl can receive six awards.
  4.    Make two articles of underwear by hand.
  5.    Cover 25 miles on snowshoes in any six days.
  6.    Learn to float in Great Salt Lake and propel yourself 50 feet
  7.    During three consecutive months, abstain from candy, ice cream, commercially manufactured beverages and chewing gum.
  8.    For one month, masticate (chew) your food so thoroughly that it slips down without any visible effort at swallowing it.
  9.    Successfully put a new washer on a facet.
  10.  Care for at least two kerosene lamps daily.
  11.   For three months, take care of milk and cream from at least one cow and see that the pails, pans, strainer, and separator are thoroughly cleansed.
  12.    During two weeks, keep the house free from flies or destroy at least 25 flies daily.
  13.    Have your toilet moved to an isolated place in the garden.  Have a frame of chicken wire built about three feet away and plant quick growing vines such as cucumber or morning glories to screen it from observation.
  14.    Whitewash your toilet inside and out.
  15.    Know and describe three cries of a baby.
  16.    Without help or advice, care for and harness a team at least five times, drive fifty miles during one season.
  17.    During two summer months, clean ice chest thoroughly twice a week.
  18.    Discover ten reasons why the Columbine should be made the national flower.
  19.   Clear sagebrush, etc. off of one-half acre of land.
  20.   Know six blazes used by Indians.