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

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

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

Memorial Day 2016 Activities & Ideas

Memorial Day 2016 Activities & Ideas

Memorial Day 2016 Volunteer Opportunities & Ways to Get Involved Memorial Day is an important day for our country to honor the fallen heroes who served our country. Here are some ideas and ways you can give back to those who served and fought for us:   Volunteer at a Veteran’s Cemetery Your or your troop could volunteer in the following ways: – Greet visitors – Offer to give tours – Research and document cemetery history – Help with maintenance – Raise & lower flags To find locations, visit this link: http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/division.asp?dnum=4       Attend a Memorial Day Parade

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

Service vs. Motto

The question frequently comes up regarding exactly what type of service should count towards a Servant’s Heart Awards and what type of service should not.  There is a difference between community service and our motto “If you see a need, take the lead.” If you notice someone in the parking lot needs help loading groceries, you offer to help. That is our motto. If you set aside time to go to the parking lot specifically to find and help people load groceries, that is community service. If you mow the lawn for your neighbor while they are sick, that is

Fruit of the Spirit – Badge #2: Joy

Ideas submitted by Emily Granger   Joy is more than a feeling; it is a way of thinking that can affect not only yourself, but those around you. The first step to leading a joyful life is to change the way you think.  Instead of getting up in the morning grumbling about what’s for breakfast and how you really wanted to sleep for another 15 minutes, change your attitude and be thankful that you have another day to live and enjoy.  Be thankful for the blessings that you have: physical possessions are transitory, but the character we develop will last

Fruit of the Spirit – Badge #1: Love

Fruit of the Spirit – Badge #1:  Love

Ideas submitted by Emily Granger   This year my troop decided to work on the Fruit of the Spirit Award.  To earn it, you must complete each badge for the nine fruits of the spirit which are the basis for the Frontier Girls creed.  Our journey along this path has made me reflect on my own life and how these nine character traits play a role so I have decided to write a nine part series for the blog, one for each character trait. The requirement to love is an integral part of Frontier Girls. Love appears both in our

Adopt-A-Family

Adopt-A-Family Submitted by: Kenzie Speers, Butterfly, #273 Troop Reporter We are Frontier Girls Troop #273. Our troop is made of Penguins through Butterflies. We enjoy earning badges and helping where we can in the community. This is the second year our troop participated in NVCSS Adopt-A-Family program. Our troop adopted a family of 6 kids and their mom to give them Christmas presents. Our troop members and families donated gifts, a food basket and household items. Our members had fun picking out the items, and threw a gift wrapping party. This is a fun and rewarding event we hope to