Applying the Frontier Girls Creed

Applying the Frontier Girls Creed

The Frontier Girls Creed outlines the basic code of conduct we expect from our members.  The creed is not just one more thing to memorize or a base for yet another craft project or song.  Character traits listed in the creed can be applied to everything a troop does, so when teaching the creed don’t just have the girls say it, teach them to live it with every badge or activity planned. Below is a perfect example of how to apply each portion of the creed to a specific activity.  Sylvia Duke, leader of troop #109, has been working on

Frontier Girl Advancement Poems

Frontier Girl Advancement Poems

Frontier Girls Advancement Poems Advancing from one age level of Frontier Girls to the next is a big step as each new level requires more work and commitment from the girls.  Honoring them in a special advancement ceremony can help the girls prepare for their new role within the troop.  The poems below are designed to be used with a stepping stone ceremony where the girls cross colored stepping stones from one age level to the next.  Stones can be made of paper, foam, or even special mosaic made from cement and colored glass or pottery.  If you use a

Funeral of “I Can’t”

Funeral of “I Can’t”

The Funeral of “I Can’t” (Adapted from Chicken Soup For the Soul) The words, “I can’t” have no place in a Frontier Girls meeting.  Frontier Girls is a place to show girls just what they “can” do and to show them how to focus on what they “will” be able to do.  Just because they are not capable of something now, does not mean they never will be.  Sometimes this means practicing a skill until it is mastered; sometimes it means thinking outside the box to do something in a way that “can” be done instead of just accepting the

The Importance of Singing

The Importance of Singing

by Kerry Cordy Every meeting of Frontier Girls Troop #101 starts in song.  Why?  Music is a huge part of our culture.  It expresses emotion, sets mood, engages people and allows them to interact with others.  Singing with your girls can set the tone for your whole meeting. Singing silly, active songs at the beginning of a meeting helps get the wiggles out, starts the girls off with laughter and giggles, and at the same time provides a cohesive activity that everyone can be involved in.  Transitioning to quieter songs helps get everyone calmed down and ready to pay attention

Super Troop Award

Super Troop Award

Super Troop Award   Are your girls getting the most out of the Frontier Girls program?  The Super Troop Award was designed to help troop leaders and parents make sure that their girls are participating in all elements of the Frontier Girls program. Earning this award with your troop means that you have a well rounded and active troop. To earn the Super Troop award, troops must complete all of the requirements below.  There is a form on the Frontier Girls website under “Awards” that must be submitted each year the Super Troop Award is earned, but only has to

Frontier Girl Meeting Plans

Frontier Girl Meeting Plans

Frontier Girls Meeting Plans Even the best Frontier Girl leader sometimes needs a little help when it comes to planning meetings.  Whether you are a new leader just getting started, or an experienced leader whose life has just gone a little haywire, if you need a quick meeting plan already set up and ready to go, we have just what you need.  Thanks to Katie Lundquist, leader of Troop #159, we already have several meeting plans posted in the leader section of the Frontier Girls website and we plan to add more as often as we can.  If you have

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