Wondrous, Woven Webs

Wondrous, Woven Webs by Sandy Yearwood Spider webs!  They make you think of Halloween and sticky strands you accidentally walk into when you least expect them.  In your house your mother calls them cobwebs and goes after them with a broom.  The webs can be outside or inside, large or small. But did you ever really look at a spider’s web?  They are all masterpieces of engineering, whether they are the beautiful, symmetrically designed webs or a tangled mess of lines.  They are constructed of, not one, but a combination of as many as six different types of silk.  Most

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,

The Importance of Singing

The Importance of Singing

by Kerry Cordy Every meeting of Frontier Girls Troop #101 starts in song.  Why?  Music is a huge part of our culture.  It expresses emotion, sets mood, engages people and allows them to interact with others.  Singing with your girls can set the tone for your whole meeting. Singing silly, active songs at the beginning of a meeting helps get the wiggles out, starts the girls off with laughter and giggles, and at the same time provides a cohesive activity that everyone can be involved in.  Transitioning to quieter songs helps get everyone calmed down and ready to pay attention

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,

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups   These fun and easy DIY Easter Bunny cups are a perfect craft or gift idea for this Spring! They only take about 5 minutes to make and are great for carrying treats for Easter egg hunting, pencils or pens, small trinkets or toys, and so much more! Supplies you will need: Black Sharpie or Marker Pink Sharpie or Marker White paper cups White paper Simply draw a rabbit face on your white paper cup with the black and pink markers. Trace the shape of a rabbits ear onto your piece of paper, then cut two

Super Troop Award

Super Troop Award

Super Troop Award   Are your girls getting the most out of the Frontier Girls program?  The Super Troop Award was designed to help troop leaders and parents make sure that their girls are participating in all elements of the Frontier Girls program. Earning this award with your troop means that you have a well rounded and active troop. To earn the Super Troop award, troops must complete all of the requirements below.  There is a form on the Frontier Girls website under “Awards” that must be submitted each year the Super Troop Award is earned, but only has to

Frontier Girl Meeting Plans

Frontier Girl Meeting Plans

Frontier Girls Meeting Plans Even the best Frontier Girl leader sometimes needs a little help when it comes to planning meetings.  Whether you are a new leader just getting started, or an experienced leader whose life has just gone a little haywire, if you need a quick meeting plan already set up and ready to go, we have just what you need.  Thanks to Katie Lundquist, leader of Troop #159, we already have several meeting plans posted in the leader section of the Frontier Girls website and we plan to add more as often as we can.  If you have