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

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Moscow Ballet invites Frontier Girls from all over the USA to many performances of its magical Great Russian Nutcracker.  These shows feature beautiful, professional dancers and stunning backdrops and costumes.  Attend one of these shows and deepen your appreciation for dance, art, and athleticism.  Groups of 25 or more are invited to meet a ballerina!! Gather fellow Frontier Girls, friends, and family to get the best prices on great seats today!  Call the official Group Sales Department at Moscow Ballet to place an order for your troop with exclusive discounts: 1-800-320-1733 or email Bobbie at bobbie@nutcracker.com. 2016 PERFORMANCE MARKETS AND

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Submitted by Medieval Times: Hello My Lords and Ladies in Scouting! HEAR YE, HEAR YE! I am excited to announce that Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC is hosting Scout Appreciation Days at the Castle again this upcoming year! The matinee show features the ancient ‘Code of Chivalry’ and how it relates to being a good citizen in modern-day life. It teaches the importance of being trustworthy, helpful, courteous, and kind to others – despite their differences or their position in life. Afterward, you and your scouts will witness a Medieval tournament while enjoying a feast fit

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders from Katie Lundquist Leaders – Just wanted to share our plan for our troop to do the Higher Awards in case anyone else could benefit from it. One of the things I do is hand out the level appropriate Quick Reference Sheet every time a girl registers or levels up. I go over the sheet with them briefly so they know what awards are available. I also talk up the Awards frequently during meetings and Courts of Awards and have girls that have earned them show them off during our Circle Time talks. I have been using

About the Service Flag

About the Service Flag   The Service flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities. The history of the Service flag is as patriotic and touching as the symbolism each star represents in the families that display them. The Service flag (also called the blue star flag) was designed and patented by World War I Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry

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

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

Pioneers – Feeling Alone?

Frontier Girls members who operate as individuals without the benefit of a formal troop are called Pioneers.  Just because they work by themselves however does not mean they have to operate alone.  There are many ways for Pioneers to work with other Frontier Girls, even if there are none close by. The first way is to connect with other Pioneers either through our Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook group (our most active forum) or through one of our Yahoo Groups.  Participating in the forums allows girls to show off their achievements and receive input from other members.  It also