When I was in Girl Scouts in middle school, the Girl Scouts of America was trying to replace badges for older girls with charms. Every time you completed a project, you earned a charm for your charm bracelet. I thought my charm bracelet was the coolest thing in the world, and I still have the braclet to this day. Every charm symbolizes an accomplishment: there's a suitcase for when my troop traveled to Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts. An emblem, symbolic of when I earned my Gold Award, the highest honor a scout can earn. And, my favorite, a little mirror that I can actually see my reflection in. I forgot what I earned it for, but I do know it's cute.
My sister Katie is graduating high school soon. For her graduation present, my mom and dad are putting together a charm bracelet for her (to, of course, replace the one she lost...). Since my sister is big into theater and has been in almost every school play for the last four years, each charm represents a play that she was in.
Here are some of the charms she's getting:
Ruby Slippers Charm: she was Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" one summer
Rabbit Charm: I don't remember what play it was, but for some reason she was playing a singing rabbit
Hairspray Can Charm: for playing the crazy Bible-thumping mom in "Hairspray"
Anchor Charm: My favorite! (gotta love the nautical flair). She was Hope in "Anything Goes"
House Charm: She played the lead in "Our Town" last fall
Puerto Rico Charm: Most recently, she's playing Maria in "West Side Story" next week! Wish her luck, it's her final high school production.
Do any of you have a charm bracelet? I really should start wearing my Studio 2B one more often, I forgot how cool it was.