Plastic Canvas Honor
PFLUGERVILLE, TEX. – While directing a Vacation Bible School program many years ago, two of my senior church members taught the kids to make baskets from plastic canvas. I was fascinated by the flexibility and durability of the material. It soon became my new hobby.
Eventually, one of my Pathfinders suggested I submit this hobby to the North American Division for approval as an Adventist Youth Arts and Craft Honor. The Plastic Canvas honor (and Plastic Canvas, advanced) was finally approved in 2006.
This past summer, I taught the honor at the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. along with three of my Austin Knights Pathfinder staff members, Thania Castanaza, Judith Iram and Dania Estrada, from the Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pflugerville, Tex. More than 200 attendees completed the honor with others observing or waiting to complete the honor. It was a wonderful experience both teaching a valuable skill and meeting people from all over the world.
By Ann Marie Dyer