A Note From the Founder: Visit to Colorado and Texas
by Kerry Cordy - Founder
This May I have the honor of presenting several Diamond and Eagle Wow! awards to Eagles in both Texas and Colorado. I am trying to meet up with as many Frontier Girls as I can during my travels so if you live nearby any of the following locations, please contact me and I will let you know exactly where and how everyone is meeting up.
May 17 - Colorado Springs, CO
May 19 - Hawkins, TX
May 20 - Dallas, TX
In Colorado, I believe Troop #159 is organizing a day hike if possible and in Dallas I think we are all going to try to meet at a pizza parlor in the city. If anyone has any better ideas, please let me know! In the evening on each of these dates I will be attending court of award ceremonies to present awards to the Eagles. More details of their accomplishments will be available in later newsletters as some are still finishing up some final requirements.
Girl of the Month - Brianna Hill - Dolphin Pioneer
Brianna Hill a10 year old Pioneer Frontier Girl from Hammondsport, NY decided she wanted to help her community by raising money for the local SPCA (where her family got their dog) and the Loaves and Fished Food Pantry of Hammondsport by having a bake sale and Partylite candle sale. Brianna is the only Frontier Girl in our area so she worked very hard making fliers and writing letters for donations to help make her sale successful. She baked all of the goods from scratch, packaged them with pretty red, pink and white ribbons for a Valentine's Day theme and sold them from her home on February 8th. She did quite well for her first fundraiser and was able to donate $85 to each organization. She is very excited to be a Frontier Girl and is hoping to encourage her friends to become Frontier Girls also.
New Badges Released:
Maple Syrup, Slumber Party, Newspapers
Maple Syrup Badge
by Josie Rickerson, Dolphin
While writing the Maple Syrup badge, I learned quite a few things. I learned how to tap a tree and how to collect sap. I learned what time of year to tap maple trees and that it takes a lot of hard work to get even one or two bottles of syrup.
My Grandpa showed us how to tap trees for our first time, and my mom helped me a lot with research and designing the badge. I got my idea from going out in the woods and having a hands on experience with my family. We found the maple trees last fall and tagged them with plastic tape. Only six out of about twenty were big enough to tap. I watched my grandpa make maple syrup at his house in the past, but this time I am helping.
The badge that I would like to write next would possibly be the Quilliing badge.
Life Lessons from Beth
by Elizabeth Vicoryosmanson - Dolphin Pioneer
In early March, I had two important meetings. The first one was with Congressman Paul Gosar to learn about national government. This was to help me earn my Liberty Award, but also so that I could thank him for the honor he gave me last fall for my work with the Million Misfit Sock March. The second was to meet Miss Rhonda, who runs an antibullying program. She wants me to participate in her special classes to improve my leadership skills. I will be learning more about civility, confidence, courage, and more. I plan to use the skills I learn in this program to help promote my work against bullying.
Tips and Treasures for Leaders
April is National Autism Awareness Month. One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism. If you know someone with autism, this month is designated to help promote awareness and acceptance of this unique perspective. Work on the Autism Awareness Badge with your girls and teach them to embrace our fellow FG sisters no matter their quirks.
Books for Badges!
Kites: Twelve Easy-to-Make High Fliers by Norma Dixon
Compatible with Kites badge; for Otters and higher
Just in time for spring, this book will help you take to the skies with a dozen different options to choose from.
Craft Corner Do you have a colorful umbrella that has been damaged by late winter storms? Don't toss it out, use it to make a delightful door decoration that is a fun alternative to a wreath! Close the umbrella down, but don't lock the arms into place. Tie a coordinating ribbon onto the lower half of the shield just a few inches up from the tip. Then tuck some silk springtime flowers down into the folds of the umbrella. Add some moss, and whatever else tickles your fancy, such as a fake birds nest with blue robin's eggs or little butterflies. Use a glue gun to secure everything if you need to. Then hang it up on your front door or anywhere else you need a pop of color!
Arizona Miss Amazing!
I am so very proud to announce that this past weekend Elizabeth Vicoryosmanson, a Dolphin Pioneer from AZ with autism competed in the Arizona Miss Amazing Pageant in Phoenix and won the title of Arizona Miss Amazing Preteen Queen 2014! She did an interview session with the judges, performed a tall flag twirling routine, an onstage introduction, and modeled an evening gown as part of the competition. Her tall flag routine was set to the song Watch Me, by Zendaya and Bella Thorne, a song whose lyrics emphasize her own individuality. She had a bright pink silk flag made especially for the pageant, to match her outfit and her rosy pink attitude! She wore a skirt and a pink t-shirt that said "Shine like a Star" for her interview, which we thought was very appropriate for our girl! She said she had a lot of fun participating, and made a wonderful new friend, who is a few years older and won her own age division! She will represent Arizona in the national pageant in August in Omaha, Nebraska. Congratulations from all your sister Frontier Girls!
For more information n the Miss Amazing pageants, visit their website at http://missamazingpageant.com/ . View all pictures from the Arizona Miss Amazing pageant on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Miss-Amazing/238581972856028?ref=br_tf
Owl Life Skills
As we continue to build our new Owl Level for adult women who wish to participate in our program, we are looking for suggestions for the Life Skills Achievement Award. A first draft of the requirements has been posted on the website in the Awards section for Life Skills Achievement, but we are looking for ideas and suggestions to make it better. If you have comments or suggestions regarding this or other adult awards, please email Kerry at Kerry@frontiergirls.com.