Thursday, March 11, 2010

Keepers At Home- A Club For Girls!

The Bible says in Titus 2 that "The older woman must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to be keepers at home, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God."

Keepers At Home is a scouting type club for girls ages 4-16 . Girls can come together to learn spiritual and practical skills to fit them for life. Keepers At Home can be used in large church settings, small groups, or can be as small as your own family. This club can be adapted to whatever you like. There is no set curriculum, just a handbook of skills to teach your daughter about becoming a Godly wife and mother for the future. Keepers of the Faith distributes the club materials and you can order them from their site. They sell club t-shirts, sashes, award pins, and teacher guides.

With Keepers at Home your daughter can learn all sorts of helpful skills to gear her for life. The handbook gives suggestions for teaching cooking, sewing, child care, needle-point, etc. See the full list here. There is even awards your daughter can earn for learning certain character traits such as kindness, meekness, modesty, and manners. Keepers of the Faith sells separate books to teach in detail on these. See here.

I discovered Keepers At Home back in 2007. One of my best friend's and I decided to start a club for our three daughters. We met in her home every Friday afternoon and taught our daughters all kinds of things from manners, sewing, canning, baking, first-aid, etc. They learned bible verses and we went on field trips. It was a great time of learning and fellowship. Our small group then expanded the next year when we added two more families. Our girls learned all sorts of helpful skills and at the end of the each year we held an award ceremony. We presented each of the girls with award pins for the skills they learned and we barbecued, lit fireworks and had a great time.

This year we took a break from Keepers club as I was having a baby and everyone all seemed to have some family matter that needed special attention. I look forward to starting up again though as I miss the times we spent together training our daughters the skills they need to be wives and mothers.

Here is a couple pictures from our first year award ceremony. My daughter was only 4 when we started Keepers At Home club. She just turned 5 a couple months before these pictures were taken. She is so tiny and cute! By the way- No, my son was not a Keeper At Home member. I did the boys club with him at home (more about that in my next event).

2007 Award Ceremony

To learn more about Keepers At Home Club, visit Keepers of the Faith's website. Click here.
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Chari said...

Thanks for sharing. This really looks like something I would love to do with my kids as they get older for sure.

Annie said...

Oh wow! What a great club! You know, I am so disappointed that Girl Scouts teaches so FEW real life skills. Cooking, sewing, laundry, these are survival things LOL

I love how they get awards for character traits. How neat!

HappilyDomestic said...

It is a great program. We don't always think to sit down and teach our kids these things. Plus, they get excited about earning badges. :-)

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