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,

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

Police Survival Kit

Police Survival Kit

Idea provided by Troop 352 of Summit, MS   Looking for a fun service project to create and deliver to your local police station? This is a wonderful and creative idea that is easy to do and is bound to put a smile on the faces of your local policemen. See how to do it below!   Lifesavers To remind you of the many times you have been one.     Smarties To give you wisdom for the split second decisions you make.   Tootsie Roll To help you roll with the punches.   Peppermint Patties to help you keep

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

You can find the Thankfulness badge here.   Opening Activity Make a “Thankful Tree.” Cut Thanksgiving leaf shapes or hand-prints out of colored construction paper. Draw a tree trunk and branches on a piece of cardboard. Ask each girl to name things for which they are thankful and write them on each leaf. Glue the leaves. You can pin the Thanksgiving tree to a bulletin board, or butcher paper, and hang it up. (15 min) (optional requirement #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time What is thankfulness? Read a short biography or

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

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