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

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

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

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

Pocket Crews – An Early Start for Venture Crews?

What’s a pocket crew? These are formal Frontier Girls troops that are chartered to the same organization as a BSA Venturing Crew, giving the girls a Boy-Scout-like experience until they are old enough to join the Venturers.  Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing’s emphasis on high adventure helps

What is Frontier Girls

    I frequently get asked, “What is Frontier Girls?”  We may be small, but word of our program is growing quickly and many families are anxious to find out more. Frontier Girls was founded on January 19, 2007 as an alternative to Girl Scouts to provide a scout like program for girls that goes back to the values and goals of the original Girl Scouts. Our mission is to raise women of honor to be the mothers and leaders of the future through life skills, leadership, character building, teamwork and service to others.  We seek to instill a love of