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

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

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

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

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan By Katie Lundquist   You can find the Planets Badge here.   MEETING 1 Opening Activity Have a table or two set with planetary coloring pages and books from the library on planets. This could be your opening activity while you wait for everyone to show up. (10 min) (Partial #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time Introduce your topic and tell your troop about the field trip (planetarium, space discovery center, air & space museum, astronomy night at the park are all great options!) (#10 when completed).

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

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

Ideas for Award Ceremonies 2016

Ideas for Award Ceremonies 2016

If your planning your 2016 Frontier Girls award ceremony here are some great ideas and decorations to incorporate into your ceremony:   Make a Frontier Girls themed cake. This beautiful cake is from Troop 213’s ceremony. (Photo by Lori Shaw)               Make Frontier Girls themed flowers. These adorable flower creations are also courtesy of Troop 213. (Photo by Lori Shaw)               Create a pamphlet of the ceremonies order of events for parents and family members. (Photo by Troop 101)             Create a flower

Girls Living the Frontier Girls Motto

by Kerry Cordy The Frontier Girls motto is “If you see a need, take the lead” and it never ceases to amaze me how well the girls take this to heart.  My mother has moderate to severe Alzheimer’s and the time needed to care for her has increased dramatically over the last 6 months.  One of my Eagles, Emily Granger, age 14 and pictured to the left, has been planning and prepping our meetings this year to save me some time. Recently my mother has developed severe shaking spells that happen without notice and can last for hours.  As a