Religion: Assemblies of God
Name: Buddy Barrel
Publisher(s): Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade
First Appearance: Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade fund-raising campaign (Sep. 1949)
Number of Appearances: 1
Buddy Barrel is the mascot for BGMC. When BGMC started in 1949, supplies were shipped to the missionaries in barrels. Barrels were used because they could be sealed tight and made waterproof. This way the supplies would not get wet or ruined. As a result, Buddy Barrel was created. Small wooden barrels were also designed for the children to save their coins in. These barrels have now changed to larger yellow plastic barrels. Kids are encouraged to save their money in these barrels and turn their money in once a month.
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