Rotary Youth Exchange Pins

One of the traditions in RYE (Rotary Youth Exchange) is that each person makes one or several pins that represent their states and countries, and then these pins are exchanged with all the other kids exchanging in Rotary that you meet on your exchange. The pins are displayed on your blazer. Oh, and the blazers are the jacket that each Rotary kid gets. It’s like the symbol of your exchange year, especially when you have a ton of pins on it.

So I made some pins, and then looked up more ideas, but there was like one YouTube video with an idea and all of the other blogs that I looked at basically just mentioned “pins and blazers” in passing. So I thought I would share to the world my pin ideas.

A lot of supplies
A lot of supplies
Some sorting and cutting of ribbons.
Some sorting and cutting of ribbons.
One of the pins involving ribbons and pennies.
One of the pins involving ribbons and pennies.
Pennies overlapping each other with a pin on the back. Very cool, if I do say so myself.
Pennies overlapping each other with a pin on the back. Very cool, if I do say so myself.
A lanyard with red, white, and blue.
A lanyard with red, white, and blue.
Plus this one that I bought.
Plus this one that I bought.

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