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

Earth Day 2017 Project Ideas

Earth Day 2017 Project Ideas

We wanted to inspire some of our troops and Pioneers to be active in their community this Earth Day 2017. Here is a list of a few ideas and projects to encourage you to go out and make our world a cleaner, brighter place this April 22nd!   Make Birdhouses Photo courtesy of Troop 210 Birdhouses provide a safe place for birds to build their nests and provide for their young. They are a source of warmth in the winter and a place of safety during migration season. Spend this coming Earth Day building and placing birdhouses around your community,

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

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YouCave!   “Youth Opportunities Underground (YOUCave) is a nonprofit corporation that helps youth groups and youth organizations develop, plan and carry out a cave exploring related program. Most youth groups don’t think about cave exploration as an activity they can use in their programs. Of those groups that do, most of them realize how difficult caving is going to be and abandon the idea. The youth groups that do go caving either find someone that can take them or try to do it on their own. The later has the potential for disaster as the leaders may not

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

Pocket Crews – An Early Start for Venture Crews?

What’s a pocket crew? These are formal Frontier Girls troops that are chartered to the same organization as a BSA Venturing Crew, giving the girls a Boy-Scout-like experience until they are old enough to join the Venturers.  Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing’s emphasis on high adventure helps