Last year the LDS Church added Virtue as the eighth value in the Personal Progress program. Supplemental inserts were published and distributed to leaders and young women.
In 2010, the Church published a new Personal Progress book with the new value added, a new look (think pink), a new matching cover for the journal and a few changes to existing requirements.
There are a few changes to the recognition materials. When a young woman completes all the requirements for a given value, she receives a Value Ribbon in recognition.
These slender ribbons were designed for use as scripture bookmarks, though I imagine some young women may choose to display them differently. I’d be interested to hear about ideas people come up with.
There is still a Young Womanhood Recognition medallion and certificate, and these have been updated slightly to show a young woman also fulfilled the requirements for Virtue.
Beyond that is a new recognition which reminds me of the scouting program’s Eagle Palms. After a young woman has earned her Young Womanhood Recognition, she may earn the Young Woman Honor Bee Charm by completing further requirements as outlined in the Personal Progress book (and on America Jane as well).
Mothers are now invited to earn their Young Womanhood Recognition alongside their daughters. The requirements are the same and they use their own book (their daughter’s may sign off on their requirements, which I think is pretty cool) but daughters should earn their Recognition before their mothers do.
As before, leaders may earn their Young Womanhood Recognition, with adjusted requirements as outlined in the Personal Progress book.
Also new this year, certificates are available for girls advancing to a new class (i.e. Beehive to Mia Maid). These are not connected to the Personal Progress program.
This isn’t a big overhaul like we’ve seen in years past, which is nice. At least for those of us trying to keep certain databases current.