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

Ideas for Award Ceremonies 2016

Ideas for Award Ceremonies 2016

If your planning your 2016 Frontier Girls award ceremony here are some great ideas and decorations to incorporate into your ceremony:   Make a Frontier Girls themed cake. This beautiful cake is from Troop 213’s ceremony. (Photo by Lori Shaw)               Make Frontier Girls themed flowers. These adorable flower creations are also courtesy of Troop 213. (Photo by Lori Shaw)               Create a pamphlet of the ceremonies order of events for parents and family members. (Photo by Troop 101)             Create a flower