Issue #36 - August 2014
A Note From the Founder - On Vacation
This newsletter will be short and sweet and a little early since I will be on vacation from July 25 - Aug. 12. Hannah, my new office manager, will still be holding down the office while I am gone, so orders should go out as usual. I will be answering emails whenever I can find a computer, but have no idea when or where I will have access so please be patient if there is a long delay in answering questions. Any back orders will also take longer than usual to ship during this time as I will not be able to order extra inventory until I return. That said, I believe we are well stocked for typical orders this time of year. Hope everyone is having a great summer!
New Award - Discovery Award
A new award has been added to our program. The new Discovery Award for earning at least one badge in each Area of Discovery will be available beginning in Sept. 2014. Thank you Jeri Collins for convincing me to add this award!
Emergency Preparedness Badge - Revised
After many requests, the Emergency Preparedness Badge has been revised. If you were planning to earn it this coming year, please make sure to read over the new requirements.
Quick Reference Sheets for Each Age Level
It has come to my attention that many girls are not aware of the many awards within Frontier Girls. New quick reference sheets for each age level have now been added to the website. These 2 page flyers give a quick overview of what is expected at each level, show uniform layouts, and summarize how to earn each award. Troop leaders should print these out and present them to their girls at the first meeting of each year to make sure the girls know what they can work towards. Pioneers and Owls should go over the sheets each year as well. The links are located on the age levels page next to each age level. They have also been added to a new "Quick References" section in the Members Only Menu List. Here are the direct links to the new pages;
Frontier Girls in the News
Kayla-Anne Rodenberg of Troop #262 in TX had a wonderful article written about her in the Texas Jewish Post about getting her Diamond Award this year. "While earning her Diamond Award, Kayla Anne completed over 225 hours of community service, and earned over 100 badges, for which she received The Frontier Girls’ WOW Award. As part of her Make a Difference Award, Kayla Anne chose to plan the mother -daughter luncheon at Mesorah High School. The event had not been held at the school for several years, so she re-created the affair from scratch, leaving her how-to plans so the event can be held again for years to come." To read the entire article visit the Texas Jewish Post .
Frontier Girls Giving Service
Troop #288 helped at the Farmers Market as a Service Project. The Farmers Market Down Town Midland, TX asked them to hand out magazines to whoever wanted them. The girls also helped clean up at the end of the day.
4th of July Celebrations!
Troop #120 in TX got their picture in the local newsletter for participating in the local 4th of July parade. Check them out!