Monday, May 25, 2015

The Little Scouts Pride Flag

Jesbian, International Little Miss Little 2014 and Co-Vice President of The Little Scouts SF, has designed a wonderful flag to represent the Little Scouts and wrote this article discussing the meaning of that flag in identifying our community:

As a leather little I slowly progressed in the leather community as a "girl" and I earned my first hanky, hunter green, for my service to the women’s community by being a house service submissive for a full year. It was announcing I’m a “service leather little”. Soon I began to also flag mint along with hunter because my service was being given to multiple Bigs, including my community. I wasn’t flagging for “Mommy” or “Daddy” but instead the colors represented my little identity. I realized that my greatest happiness came from being that good little helper!

However, in the community around me I was noticing a big trend among littles. Discussion group after discussion group, at munches and meet-ups, it seemed like all I would see were littles in search of a Mommy or Daddy. I often saw littles expressing hurt feelings that they were missing pieces without that type of Big relationship to “complete” them. THere was a lack of a cohesive littles community and places where littles could learn from each other and find a place of belonging.

Then I met two littles, Carolyn and Zoey, who had banded together to make littles important not only for each other but to the larger community. They created a place where BIgs, Middles, and Littles of all lypes could come together for a stronger community and form their own chosen families. They broke the mold of old worn out stereotypes in age play and instead, created a place to learn together and build support. They did this by creating a group called Little Scouts!

Little Scouts is a place for all sorts of chosen families, including Bigs, Middles, Littles, or anything in between! The community is a place to share, learn, and grow together.
Most of all it has become a place for us to show that our community is capable of doing more! OUr little hearts are full of unconditional love for serving others as little
helpers and building bridges as part of the leather and age play communities. In doing so, not only did we form safe spaces and volunteer opportunities for age players, we produced real change toward changing perceptions of littles and reducing stigma around age play.

In creating the Little Scout’s flag, I chose to show our pride in being Big little helpers and service leather littles by going back to my roots as a leather little girl. The flag contains two hunter and two mint green stripes to represent all sides of Age Play. Whether that be with the Big, Middle, or Little in the dominant role or submissive role. It transcends the notion of how those identities can be portrayed. Still leaving space for the traditional DD/lg or Mommy/boy but also for people to define their own chosen families, be that Gardener to their little flower, Little to their pet, brother to sister, or handler to a mermaid! It’s all about the symbiotic relationships of our age play identities that nurture and feed you, whatever that may be. The white stripe is for purity in those open, honest and understanding relationships and the red heart is for the love of our true selves, love for our family and friends as well as love for the leather and age play communities.

This flag is meant to be a conversation starter about Big, Middle, and Little identities. It is about the pride of our chosen families, and how we can support and come together as one. Our flag shows how age players have the heart and pride of the leather community in them, filled with unconditional love. We promote service, care, education, and show kindness to create a better path for others to follow in.

- Jesbian



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

International Ms Leather Convention

International Ms Leather (IMsL) is coming to San Jose from April 9-12 and there are some super duper Littles events being held that weekend! For more info about IMsL, please visit www.imsl.org. For those of you who are planning on attending, there are two events presented by our very own International Little Miss Little, Jesbian. The first is a class called "Service Littles: how to care for your Big," and focuses on the different ways a little can be of help to their Big and the Leather community at large while maintaining a littles headspace. This class is on Saturday, April 11th from 3:15-4:30 at IMsL. The other event is the Littles Wonderland Tea Party! Bring your favorite tea cup and bring out your inner little with tea time, stories, and fun! The party starts on Sunday, April 12th at 12:30pm and is a great way to wind down after the weekend. Please remember these two events are held at a convention, and in order to attend, you must be signed up for IMsL! Links with more info about the events are below. Hope to see you there! 

https://fetlife.com/events/333357
https://fetlife.com/events/333356

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Littles/Pet Play Valentine's Party

When: February 13th, 2015 from 8:00pm-1:00am
Where: The SF Citadel, 181 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $25 (sign up to volunteer for free entry)
Dress Code: Valentine's colors, fetish wear, pet gear, whatever makes your inner little come out!

Are you a little, big, ABDL, pet-player, or perhaps just curious? Come to the Littles/Pet Play Valentine's Takeover Party at the SF Citadel for a fantastic celebration! This event is hosted by the SF Little Scouts, an ageplay group dedicated to creating community and increasing awareness.

The Valentine's Party is filled with fun, including:

- An interactive pet-play petting zoo
- Valentine themed games and crafts
- Teddy Tea Time (bring your stuffies!)
- Scrumptious snacks
- Diaper changing station
- Social area to meet new friends
- And more!

Have questions or want to get involved? Email thelittlescouts@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fundraiser and Earning Badges!

This weekend we have two exciting Little Scout events coming up in the SF Bay Area! Check out our calendar here to see all ageplay events in the area: https://tockify.com/littlescoutssf
The first event is for any littles or bigs who want to join some fellow ageplayers for a fun-filled afternoon at "House of Air" in San Francisco. This is a fundraiser, and half of all proceeds goes to decorations for a Littles Float in the Pride Parade 2015! So come support the ageplay community and get to know some awesome people while you're at it! It's Jan. 24, 2015 from 2pm-5pm.
The other event is the very next day, Jan. 25th from 2pm-5pm as well, and it's your chance to earn your rope badge. Join the Hitchin' Bitches and learn how to whip stitch your rope. Not a member of the Little Scouts yet? That's okay, you can still earn badges or show up to our events without being a member. It's all about building community and meeting new people. You can get more information or add your own events on our calendar, or join our group on fetlife here: https://fetlife.com/groups/99825


Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Littles Lock-In

Bring your stuffies and your sleeping bags for another Littles Lock-In at Wicked Grounds! If you have never gone to a Littles Lock-In, it is a fantastic slumber party for ageplayers that takes place at a kink cafe in San Francisco. Bigs, littles, middles, ABDLs, and babyfurs are all invited to join us! Keep in mind that this is a sleepover, so please bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, jammies, and anything else you need for the night. It is also a good idea to bring a floor mat, as the ground is hard otherwise! Snacks and a light breakfast in the morning will be provided. Wicked Grounds also has a restroom for changing clothes and diapers.

What happens at a Littles Lock-In? All kinds of exciting things! In past years, we have done such activities as hide-and-seek, storytime, coloring, board games, contests, movies, and just plain being silly! This year there is going to be an extra special guest, a face-painter! This is not a sleepover that is to be missed! Have questions, comments, or feel a bit nervous about attending? Feel free to contact thelittlescouts@gmail.com.

There will also be an ageplay class held at Wicked Grounds prior to the sleepover taught by Jesbian and Rizzo, our Little Miss and Mister Little Leather Title Holders for 2014. More information about their class will be available soon!

Littles Lock-In 

Time: Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 10pm - Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 at 9am

Location: Wicked Grounds Cafe 289 8th St, San Francisco, Ca

Cost: $25

More Info: https://fetlife.com/events/300376