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

Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance by Kerry Cordy April is Autism Awareness Month, and the tenth annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2, 2017.  Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day, and even the whole month, with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.  Many of our Frontier Girls and Quest members however suggested that autism acceptance is a more appropriate goal.  What is the difference you ask?  Awareness simply requires education, but no applicable action.  I can be aware of the symptoms of autism, but not care, not accept, not be kind, etc.  Awareness puts everything at a distance, presented in stereotypes,

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