Issue #13 - September, 2012
Frontier Girls opened its 100th troop this August! After spending nearly 5 years creating and fine tuning our program, the 2011/2012 program year was our year of growth. By June of 2011 we only had 40 troops and just over a year later we now have 102. We more than doubled in a single year and registrations have shown no sign of slowing down. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful leaders and parents. You have all been so kind and helpful to each new member; answering questions, giving advice, uploading files and forms etc. New members who have years of scouting experience behind them jumped right in to help those who have never been involved in scouting before. I have never been so proud to be part of such a giving group of people. The Frontier Girls program would not be what it is if it were not for the involvement of our members. Each new idea or suggestion that is implemented makes the program better for all involved. Thank you all so much for making this last year so exciting!
Kerry Cordy - Founder
With the start of the new program year, I want to make sure our information on members is up to date. Please take the time to log into the website and update your profiles. Please make sure that all contact information is up-to-date and that you change the grade of your daughter(s) to their new grade for this year as well as add the appropriate troop # if it is missing (100 is for Pioneers). This will help us make sure that you have the most up to date information as well keep our inventory at the appropriate levels to help reduce backorders. If you change your email address, please also go to our homepage and re-signup for our newsletter to ensure that you get any important news and updates.
We are updating the Troop Location page to include contact information for troops and individuals so that people looking for troops or individuals in their area can contact the them directly. If you would like people in your area to be able to contact you directly, please email the following information with permission to post it to our website to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Troop # (or list as individual)
Keep in mind that these email addresses will be on a public page and available to anyone who visits our website. If you are not comfortable using your personal email, you can set up a free email account through sites such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. If you do not wish to be contacted directly, no information for your troop will be posted on the page other than your location and all contact will continue to be arranged through Frontier Girls.
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The older girls of Troop #101 in Redding CA have been working on their archery badge over the summer. They started out by visiting the Bow Rack, a local archery store, and learning about different types of bows and equipment, sport archery verses hunting archery, and learning the basic safety rules and shooting stances. Then they got to visit the second largest 3D archery tournament in the world with over 60 acres and 80 target points. The girls got to see professional shooters from all over the world as well as local amatuers. Finally, the girls finished their summer with a 2 hour shooting practice with Paige Pierce, the CA State archery champion who holds a variety of local, state, national, and world records. At only 17 years of age, she was a wonderful role model for the girls.
If your troop is interested in earning the archery badge and you are not sure where to begin, find your nearest archery store and start asking questions. Expanding the sport is a big part of their business and they are usually more than willing to help you find volunteers to teach the girls and provide equipment.
If you, or your troop, did a fun or unusual activity and you wish to share your experience with others, email your story along with a picture to email@example.com
What does SWAPS stnad for? - "Souvenirs With a Purpose, Shared"
What is a SWAPS? - SWAPS are a handmade pin or small gift that is shared from one Frontier Girl to another, either in person, or through the mail.
Why give SWAPS? - They ar a fun way to share a craft, build friendships, and needed to earnthe S.W.A.P.S. or March Forth badges.
September Contest - Our American Eagle has yet again hidden himself somewhere in our website. Everyone who finds the correct page that the eagle is located on will be put into a drawing to win $5 for their level. Help us improve our search engine ratings by clicking on as many pages as possible until you find the eagle seen below. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, level, and mailing address along with which page you found the eagle on to be entered in the drawing. Very few girls are currently entering this contest, so you odds of winning are quite good!
Winners of the August contest are:
Penguin: - no entries
Otter: - no entries
Dolphin: Elizabeth Dorsey
Butterfly: Jo Heneveld
Eagle: Alyssa Freeman
Adult: Karla Freeman