Saturday, October 9, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra - Duty to God

October 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


One of the crew leadership positions is the role of Chaplain's Aide and it is the responsiblity of this youth leader to help the crew earn the Duty to God award.  They also lead the Roses and Thorns which is an opportunity for the crew to reflect on the good and bad of the day. I've always liked a slightly different version of this called Roses, Thorns, and Buds in which someone states something they liked, something they disliked, and something they look forward to the next day (or days).

Using southern yellow (pallet) pine, I designed this slide in several levels to represent the area near and far away from the viewer. (The trail being nearest and the sky being the furthest away.) I painted it with hobby paints. The lettering is done with clear waterslide paper and white waterslide paper so I could have white lettering (with a green printed background). A couple of coats of poly finish it off.

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