Police Survival Kit

Police Survival Kit

Idea provided by Troop 352 of Summit, MS   Looking for a fun service project to create and deliver to your local police station? This is a wonderful and creative idea that is easy to do and is bound to put a smile on the faces of your local policemen. See how to do it below!   Lifesavers To remind you of the many times you have been one.     Smarties To give you wisdom for the split second decisions you make.   Tootsie Roll To help you roll with the punches.   Peppermint Patties to help you keep

Teaching Generosity & Gratitude

Teaching Generosity & Gratitude

With Thanksgiving approaching and the holiday season upon us, we think this is a great time of year to be teaching our children about generosity and gratitude. We should be teaching this all year round, but we wanted to feature a special post on some great ideas and ways to get kids involved. Here are some suggestions:   1. Earn our Generosity Badge This is a great badge to teach kids about generosity and have them actively working on it. Some highlights from the badge include setting aside part of their allowance to donate to a charity or cause of

Leaf Animal Craft

Leaf Animal Craft

This is a cute, fun craft to do during Autumn when leaves are falling to the ground to be collected and turned into art! We have a few adorable examples of some animals you can create with all different kinds of leaves.   There are really no limits to what you can create. We collected big leaves, small leaves, red, green, yellow, you name it! We decided to make a turtle and a wolf.   The materials we used were: Lots of colorful leaves! Elmers glue or glue sticks Scissors Construction paper Goggly eyes Markers Anything you can think of!

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

You can find the Thankfulness badge here.   Opening Activity Make a “Thankful Tree.” Cut Thanksgiving leaf shapes or hand-prints out of colored construction paper. Draw a tree trunk and branches on a piece of cardboard. Ask each girl to name things for which they are thankful and write them on each leaf. Glue the leaves. You can pin the Thanksgiving tree to a bulletin board, or butcher paper, and hang it up. (15 min) (optional requirement #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time What is thankfulness? Read a short biography or

Increasing Your Numbers

Increasing Your Numbers

Increasing Your Numbers by Karen Britton, Leader of Troop #144 (From our 2014 September newsletter)     One of the many questions that I hear from new leaders is, “Where do we get new girls?” While every area and troop is different, Miss Kerry asked me to explain some of the things that I have done with our troop. We began our Frontier Girls troop with 15 girls from our GS troop in 2011. Our initial registrations were all Dolphins. By year two, we had 18 girls (Otters & Dolphins and one Butterfly), year three our troop had grown to

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan by Sara Rauta You can find the Pumpkin Badge here.   Opening Activity Color pictures of pumpkins or draw your own pumpkins until everyone arrives. (10 mins)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time Learn a pumpkin song, such as the one below. (optional requirement 8) Play a pumpkin game, such as the one below. (5-10 mins)   Craft Time Make paper pumpkins! We have included step-by-step instructions below. (optional requirement 7) (20 mins)                     Make Pumpkin Lapbooks. As they

Funds2Org Shoe Drive Fundraiser

  Funds2Orgs can help you raise funds for your troop by simply collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. They are Florida based but work throughout 48 states. They pay troops $0.40 per pound for all pairs of gently worn shoes, whether used or new. There are never any out of pocket expenses for the troop, and they send their trucks to pick up so there is no need to ship anything. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this fundraising opportunity, follow this link here: https://funds2orgs.com/ You can also contact Tom Henderson by email at tom@funds2orgs.com

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Moscow Ballet invites Frontier Girls from all over the USA to many performances of its magical Great Russian Nutcracker.  These shows feature beautiful, professional dancers and stunning backdrops and costumes.  Attend one of these shows and deepen your appreciation for dance, art, and athleticism.  Groups of 25 or more are invited to meet a ballerina!! Gather fellow Frontier Girls, friends, and family to get the best prices on great seats today!  Call the official Group Sales Department at Moscow Ballet to place an order for your troop with exclusive discounts: 1-800-320-1733 or email Bobbie at bobbie@nutcracker.com. 2016 PERFORMANCE MARKETS AND

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Submitted by Medieval Times: Hello My Lords and Ladies in Scouting! HEAR YE, HEAR YE! I am excited to announce that Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC is hosting Scout Appreciation Days at the Castle again this upcoming year! The matinee show features the ancient ‘Code of Chivalry’ and how it relates to being a good citizen in modern-day life. It teaches the importance of being trustworthy, helpful, courteous, and kind to others – despite their differences or their position in life. Afterward, you and your scouts will witness a Medieval tournament while enjoying a feast fit

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders from Katie Lundquist Leaders – Just wanted to share our plan for our troop to do the Higher Awards in case anyone else could benefit from it. One of the things I do is hand out the level appropriate Quick Reference Sheet every time a girl registers or levels up. I go over the sheet with them briefly so they know what awards are available. I also talk up the Awards frequently during meetings and Courts of Awards and have girls that have earned them show them off during our Circle Time talks. I have been using