Issue #17 - January, 2013
Help us promote Frontier Girls by creating a short video about what Frontier Girls means to you or your toop and posting it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice. There will be two prizes, $100 for the best video featuring a Frontier Girls troop, and $50 for the best video featuring an individual Frontier Girl. Complete rules are as follows:
ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all registered members of Frontier Girls and their immediate family. The following individuals are not eligible, members of Kerry Cordy's immediate family and members of Frontier Girls Troop #101.
(a.) Create video about what Frontier Girls means to you or your troop and post it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice. Email a link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, and troop # if it is a troop entry, and your complete mailing address. Entries must be received no later than May 31, 2013. You may enter as many times as you wish.
(b.) Submissions may include materials which are in the public domain or for which you have obtained the prior written permission or clearance of the owner. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party.
(c.) The words, "Frontier Girls" must appear in the title of the video.
(d.) Any video that uses profane language (including in music lyrics attached), or in any other way disparages the name of Frontier Girls, will be required to be removed from the Internet immediately and the entry will be disqualified.
(e.) Each video may only be entered one time. If more than one person in a troop submits the same video, the first person to submit the video will be considered the official entrant. Any disputes regarding troop video submissions will be taken up with the registered Frontier Girls troop leader of that troop.
(f.) ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT SATISFY ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DISQUALIIFIED.
SELECTION OF WINNING ENTRIES:
Judging of the submitted entries will take place between June 1 and June 15, 2013. The currently registered members of Troop #101 along with their parents will act as the judges. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
(a.) How well the video conveys what Frontier Girls is all about.
(c.) Quality of the production
There will be one winner of $100 for the chosen video submitted featuring a Frontier Girls troop, and one individual winner of $50 for the chosen video featuring an individual member. Winners will be announced in the July 2013 Frontier Girls Newsletter. Links to all submitted videos will be posted on the Frontier Girls website.
All badges in our shop will be 10% off from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, 2013, so stock up!
Submitted by Lori Lager, Leader of Troop #146
Vanessa can always be counted on to be there when you need someone. She is where she needs to be, when she needs to be, and has a smile on her face as she does it. She is the person that you can count on to help with service projects, and is the first to volunteer when I need help or someone to do something during a meeting! She can make copies, gather supplies, sweep the floors, and even helps keep the younger girls moving on their chores as well. She enthusiastically tries everything that I throw at them. She has never complained that a badge or activity is to hard, or to easy, or that she is just not into that; she simply does the work, and she does it to the best of her ability and with pride! She never complains, or negotiates; and she stays focused on her tasks. I often see the other girls amazed that Vanessa is able to accomplish so much in the amount of time that she does, and it always looks nice! She is focused! And it shows in all aspects of her life. From all the church activities that she involved with as a Server, and helping her mother with the choir, and the numerous sports teams that she is involved in, to her schoolwork and academic clubs, and with her two younger sisters. Speaking of her two little sisters, she also treats all the other girls in the troop as her sisters! She is kind, patient, loving, caring, and devoted to our troop! She serves as Treasurer and Scribe for our troop, and is also on the Tall Flag Corp. She was the first one to have the new promise memorized when we chaged to Frontier Girls, and she is the one we all look to when even I still get mixed up during the Flag Ceremonies sometimes! Nessa knows what comes next! Vanessa truly lives the Frontier Girl Creed with her lifestyle, and she does it with style and ease that will truly take her many places in her life!
Thanks! Lori Lager Troop 146
New Badges Released
This month Izzy has created a Frontier Girls calendar for you. She has not only included important Frontier Girls dates, but also all federal holidays as well as a variety of fun celebrations such as Friendship Day, Random Act of Kindness Day, and World Smile Day. You can download the calendar and use it as is, or use it as inspiration for creating a calendar of your own. To view Izzy's 2013 calendar, click HERE.
We need entries for the following newsletter sections:
Tips and Treasures - Send us your great ideas for making Frontier Girls easier and more fun. These might be organizational tips for meetings, great websites for badges, or anything else you think might benefit other members.
Girl of the Month – We would like to highlight a different girl each month and tell how Frontier Girls is making a difference in her life. If you have a Frontier Girl that you think would be a good role model for others in the program, please send us her story and attach her picture.
Activities and Adventures – Has your troop done something fun and unusual? Send us pictures and a write up so that we can show others what you are doing and give them some inspiration to try new things.
Fundraising - Do you have some tried and true fundraisers you could share?
Games - We would love to give instructions for various games, both indoor and outdoor, that you troop enjoys playing and would like to share with others.
Pointers for Patriots – Know of any tips, websites, or discounts for military families? Let us help you sprea the word to other military families in our program.
Amazing Volunteers – Is your troop leader outstanding? Do you have a parent helper that really keeps things running smoothly? Maybe you have a fundraising coordinator that helps your troop raise funds for its activities. This is the place to give them a little public credit and a thank you for all they do.
If you wold like to send in articles or ideas for any of the categories above, please email them to email@example.com with the subject line Newsletter.
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!
Penguin: Kate Owens
Otter: Andrea Egge
Dolphin: Kendra Egge
Butterfly: Makayla Egge
Eagle: No entries
Adult: Tom Nankivell