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

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

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups   These fun and easy DIY Easter Bunny cups are a perfect craft or gift idea for this Spring! They only take about 5 minutes to make and are great for carrying treats for Easter egg hunting, pencils or pens, small trinkets or toys, and so much more! Supplies you will need: Black Sharpie or Marker Pink Sharpie or Marker White paper cups White paper Simply draw a rabbit face on your white paper cup with the black and pink markers. Trace the shape of a rabbits ear onto your piece of paper, then cut two

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

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

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

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan by Katie Lundquist You can find the Snow Badge here.   Opening Activity Ideas include: Dress-for-the-weather relay/game; make tied fleece blankets for charity; provide snowflake coloring pages or a “make-your-own-snowflake” craft area. (10 min)(Eagle requirement 2 or optional requirement 18)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time “Talking” portion of the badge requirements. (10 min) Suggestions include: Read a picture book. We suggest Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Penguin requirements 1-2; Otter requirement 2; Dolphin requirement 1-2; Butterfly requirement 1-2; optional requirement 4) Learn a song or poem about

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan By Katie Lundquist   You can find the Planets Badge here.   MEETING 1 Opening Activity Have a table or two set with planetary coloring pages and books from the library on planets. This could be your opening activity while you wait for everyone to show up. (10 min) (Partial #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time Introduce your topic and tell your troop about the field trip (planetarium, space discovery center, air & space museum, astronomy night at the park are all great options!) (#10 when completed).

April Spotlight

April Spotlight

April 2016 Spotlight What were our members up to this month? Troop 144 completed their Dog badge by holding a dog shower along with food and gifts. The gifts were all donated from the girls families and friends. They then delivered the donations to a local dog rescue!             Troop 213 teamed up with Start Smart and the Because We Care program to help raise money for bears for the local police department!                 Troop 159 really multi-tasked a their meeting! They worked on parts of the Nutrition

Fruit of the Spirit- Badge #3: Peace

Ideas submitted by Emily Granger   The character trait of peace involves understanding others opinions and beliefs, resolving conflict quickly and fairly, and being content within your own life.  Below are some ideas for completing the Peace badge.   1.  Everyone gets into arguments sometimes, but a peaceful person should not lose their temper and should help to resolve arguments as quickly and fairly as possible. Discuss these steps with your troop on how to resolve an argument: Identify the problem. Look at it objectively. What did YOU do to contribute to the conflict? Team up to find a solution