Issue #26 - October 2013
Note From the Founder - A New Level?
A new age level has been suggested and I would like to get everyone's opinion on the idea. As you know, leaders and Pioneer parents are currently allowed to wear badges and awards on their vest that they have taught to their troop/daughter. In Troop 157, "Dingo" is an adult volunteer with no children of her own, but who loves to work on badges. She is the third person to ask me if we can add an adult level to the program. She suggested we call it the wolf level and use grey ribbons. As an adult who also loves to work on badges, this idea appeals to me. My mother lives in a senior retirement apartment complex and she and her friends have also expressed an interest in earning badges. My question is does this idea fit with Frontier Girls, or should I just consider adding it to our Quest Clubs program? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Please respond on the fgleaders Yahoogroup so that we can get a discussion going. If you are not a member of the Yahoogroup, please join or email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
When Frontier Girls first started, we did not have a Penguin Level, so many of our badges have been out of date. Thanks to Francine and Sylvia and now a new volunteer, Chana Barak, more and more of our badges are now written in a uniform manner and reflect the new Penguin Level. Yet again I would just like to say thank you to these wonderful ladies as well as the many other parents and leaders around the country who have been so willing to pitch in by writing badges, spreading publicity, sharing ideas and supporting our wonderful program. Without all of you Frontier Girls would never be the fantastic program that we all love.
Frontier Girls T-Shirts Now Available
We are now carrying Frontier Girls t-shirts in stock. Shirts are available in both red and navy blue and sell for $14.99 each for youth small, med, large or adult small, med, large, and XL ($16.99 for adult sizes 2X-5X) . These shirts are a great alternative to formal uniforms for messy activities such as crafts, camping, hiking, etc. At this time our stock is limited so back orders may occur while we gradually increase the number of shirts we can carry. Keep this in mind when you order and plan ahead as we cannot guarantee delivery time.
New Veteran's Service Flag Pin Now Available.
All girls and leaders who have a member of their immediate family who is a military veteran no longer on active duty may wear the Veterans Service Flag pin in their honor. Pins are $4.99 each
Frontier Girls Creed Flip Book
Decorate each piece of cardstock as follows:
October Community Service Ideas
- Conduct a community service project during the Big Help Day in October.
- Offer safety tips for youngsters during Halloween.
Create a campaign to encourage biking and walking.
- Conduct a clothing repair or sewing workshop for needy people.
- Distribute leaf bags during the fall encouraging residents to clean leaves from their streets and yards.
The Million Misfit Sock March
Find the perfect pair of misfit socks to sport on Friday, October 25 to celebrate our individual differences and stand up against bullying.
We are all different, but sometimes our differences can make us feel like we don't fit in or don't matter, especially when we are bullied because of those differences.
Help inspire millions to embrace their inner misfit and wear their misfit socks on this day. Tell your friends, family, classroom, church, and community and take the pledge to participate. We need you!
YOU + MILLION MISFIT SOCK MARCH = empowerment unmatched