The Evolution of Personal Progress Requirements

Since the early 1900s, the Latter-day Saint Young Women organization has had some kind of achievement and recognition program in place. But the requirements of old are drastically different from the requirements today. The evolution of Young Women Recognition is a fascinating snapshot of history. My, how times have changed.

The Beehive Handbook, published in 1915, established the Church’s first recognition program for young girls. It included seven “fields” of personal improvement: Religion, Home, Health, Domestic Arts, Out of Doors, Business and Public Service.

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