About the Program
The mission of Purl’s Scouts is to build and strengthen knitting skills while having fun and building community with other stitchers.
Like in other scouting programs, Purl’s Scouts earn badges (or buttons) by moving through different levels and accomplishing challenges in order to move to the next level. These can be fulfilled in various ways (i.e. by taking a class, by completing an independent project, by fulfilling a skill challenge, etc.).
Regardless of skill level, all Scouts start at the first level, Sock Monkey Level. Scouts can move around between Rocket Scientist Levels (Sock Ninja, Project Pirate, Superhero) as they desire, earning badges in areas they want to focus on (though some badges are contingent upon skills earned by earlier badges).
Each level includes a Just for Fun badge and a Craftivism badge which must be fulfilled in order to fully complete a level. These are meant to remind Scouts to have fun and make connections with others while pursuing their individual stitching goals. There are also other special badges Scouts can pursue if they want to, but which are not required in order to move up within a level or beyond a level.
Registration Fee & Program Privileges/Benefits:
- the Purl’s Scouts folder with program overview
- a Purl’s tote bag
- all buttons (badges) received throughout the program
- all Sock Monkey level classes (which are $10 each to non Purl’s Scouts)
- a 50% discount on beyond Sock Monkey level Scout-related classes and workshops (with the exception of Beginning Knitting and Intermediate Knitting classes and some special classes taught by visiting instructors)