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,

Increasing Your Numbers

Increasing Your Numbers

Increasing Your Numbers by Karen Britton, Leader of Troop #144 (From our 2014 September newsletter)     One of the many questions that I hear from new leaders is, “Where do we get new girls?” While every area and troop is different, Miss Kerry asked me to explain some of the things that I have done with our troop. We began our Frontier Girls troop with 15 girls from our GS troop in 2011. Our initial registrations were all Dolphins. By year two, we had 18 girls (Otters & Dolphins and one Butterfly), year three our troop had grown to

2016 Frontier Girls Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Frontier Girls Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Scholarship Winners by Kerry Cordy Every year Frontier Girls offers three continuing education scholarships to girls ages 16-22.  To qualify, the girls need to have earned either the Eagle/Owl WOW! Award, Diamond/Grey Diamond Award, or both the WOW! and Gem award.  Very few girls have ever accomplished this feat, but this year we had more entries then ever before.  I am so impressed with the hard work these girls put in and the impact that they have made on their communities and troops.  We take a lot of different things into consideration when deciding who to award the scholarships

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

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

Member Highlight – Makayla Russell

Member Highlight – Makayla Russell

  Dolphin Makayla Russell has been with Troop 159 since September 2012.  She is always excited about Frontier Girls and her enthusiasm is contagious!  It is very rare for Makayla to miss a meeting or event, and as Patrol Leader of the Happy Campers she always arrives early and ready to help set up.  I’ve seen her grow into her role this year as a leader – helping the other girls, being more careful of her responses, mindful of her influence and attitude, setting a good example. Makayla has earned the special “Take the Lead” troop patch.  This patch is