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Surprising Things We Don't Have to Do for Personal Progress Anymore + More Changes Over the Years

by | Dec. 17, 2016

FunMormon Life


1950s–1960s—Beehive Bandelos

Continuing from the 1940s to the 1960s, Beehives (now one word) participated in achievement programs to earn emblems to sew onto their Beehive bandelo. Similar to merit badges, these Image titleemblems required some of the following achievements (according to lds.org):

• Strive to get your full nine hours’ beauty sleep each night this month. Make it a habit.
• Increase your self-confidence by acquiring a good posture (sitting, standing, and walking).
• Politeness in all things is the mark of a lady. Practice at home being considerate and polite. Learn to accept directions graciously.
• Look for something beautiful every day for two months.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, leaders were also working to make the youth programs and handbooks more accessible in other languages and cultures. 

Image retrieved from lds.org.