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  1. Hello! I'm a new YW Mia Maid teacher. I can't figure out how to access your lesson archives. We're a couple of weeks behind you. Please advise. I'm sure it's completely obvious, and I'm just missing it. Thanks. BTW, really happy and relieved to not find any clip art. (Well, not yet.)

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    1. Found it. All it took was for me to make a post.

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    2. :) Glad you found it! And we hope you both find things that are helpful and interesting and feel free to leave your own comments that help others! Welcome to the blog!

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  2. Hi, I'm new to the blog via google and YW manuals. I loved the Flashback Friday posts.

    My question: could you post a picture of the 1977 YW goal pages? The one that had the grid of 6 boxes with Goal, Date accomplished, and Who signed off on it? I had this manual. It brought back memories.
    Thanks,
    Rebecca

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    1. Hi Rebecca- jeans was the one doing the Friday Flashback posts. I'd send her an email directly and ask her: bnjeans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Sure - I'll put it up in a new post. --jeans

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  4. My SIL just forwarded me this link. Have you already seen it or talked about it here?

    http://shimmygurrshimmy.blogspot.com/2012/05/unsolicited-yw-advice-part-1.html

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  5. I have not seen the original source for this, but I received an email from our Stake YW Pres. with the following info:

    The church has a new curriculum for YW/YM starting in 2013
    In a letter from the first presidency:

    "The new curriculum integrates basic gospel doctrines, as well as principles for teaching in the Savior's way that are also being introduced into the Seminary curriculum. The focus is on strengthening and building faith, conversion, and testimony, using the most current teachings of the General Authorities and General Auxiliary Presidencies.

    "The curriculum initially will be available online in 23 languages, beginning in January 2013, and will replace the existing manuals. Additional information will be provided in upcoming Area Council, Coordinating Council, and local stake and ward training meetings.

    "We are confident the new curriculum will bless youth in their efforts to become fully converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ."

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    1. I have the original letter from the First Presidency (I'm a stake YW president), so I can vouch for its validity. It's so exciting!!!

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    2. yep, our ward's got our copy of the letter too! We're on! I think we'll hear about it in conference, since it is affecting YW, YM, and youth sunday school.

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  6. Lori - wow, thanks for passing that along. I haven't seen anything official like this myself, but I'm going to do a bit of looking around on lds.org tonight. Back in March, I posted some info from a training Sis Dalton did locally, and she said that new curriculum was on its way. Quite exciting!

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  7. am missing your posts...... much as I enjoy browsing the archives, I am hungry for more... :)

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    1. Thanks Mari, that's always so encouraging to hear! I got busy with life (new baby!) and with the new curriculum coming up I doubt I'm going to be doing any more lesson notes this year. But, perhaps with the new year and new curriculum, we'll get some discussions going about how it's been implemented in wards and branches in different places all over the world. So, stick around! :) And as always, feel free to get some discussions going by asking questions on older posts, asking them here, or by checking out our facebook page!

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  8. Here it is!
    https://www.lds.org/youth/learn?lang=eng

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  9. Hi...I was reading the Friday flashbacks with my dad...and some of your comments were ridiculously funny! We laughed really hard reading what 70s girls were taught in camp handbooks and I especially loved envisioning drastic scenarios that could arise from having only a stage and canvas as a room to sleep in during the event (it involved gargantuan bugs). Also the alliteration of 'green, muggy and buggy' had us giggling for ages. I wonder...could you post some more Friday Flashbacks? I love living history,(the 70s is my favourite decade to research)and my mum's personal progress manual is as lost as the crew of the Mary Celeste...
    Thank you so much for creating Friday Flashbacks!!! Love Mel

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