Issue #39 - November 2014
New Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook Group
If you have not yet joined, our new Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook Group is a great place to meet other leaders and members to get ideas and support. Many members have already uploaded a variety of files to help with everything from record keeping to meeting plans. If you need ideas or resources for earning badges, fundraising ideas, or just a place to make some friends, come join us!
New Badges Added
Chanukah Cards for Our Soldiers
Reposting this from the Scouting for Girls Facebook page.
If anyone wants to help make Chanukah cards for our soldiers please contact the group below and make sure to send them by Dec. 1.
Freida and Hannah (two Juliette Brownies) are at it again. For now second annual Chanukah cards for Jewish US soldiers service project is underway. Please share and if your troops are willing to make cards that would be awesome! https://www.facebook.com/events/545006298979612/
Chanukah Cards for Jewish US Soldiers 2014...
145 Rock Glen Rd; Wynnewood, PA 19096
Frontier Girls Uniforms for your Dolls
by Gale Sicard
Just a quick message to remind everyone that All Dolled Up is still taking orders for the Frontier Girl uniform for your eighteen inch dolls. These are made with the choice of skirts, shorts or pants. To order, just send a message via facebook to Gale Sicard (https://www.facebook.com/gale.sicard?fref=nf) and let her know what color the ribbons and tabs should be. These doll uniforms sell for $15.00 with $2.00 shipping. Christmas is getting closer and closer and my orders are starting to pile up. So order quickly!
Chana Barak, one of our leaders for Troop #262, recently created a new product called the Learning Journal. It's 200 pages of prompts to track how and what you learn. While she originally created it as a tool for her homeschooled child, it makes a great scout journal too and can be used brush up on badge topics before leading meetings with your troop or for girls to track what they are learning. If anyone is interested, you can find it on Amazon tinyurl.com/mq9wugj , you can also follow on Instagram for more pictures @learningjournal .(posted with permission)
Tips and Treasures
From Elizabeth Simmons, Leader of Troop #122:
My helpful hints for organizing the badge record binder - where I keep all of their badge forms and the level log. 1. Buy a BIG binder. 2. Use colored paper for the level log. I bought a pastel pack from Office Max and use pink for penguin, yellow for otter, blue for dolphin, green for butterfly, and lavender for eagles and leaders. 3. This year I am adding the year they will finish the level in the corner. I am forever forgetting who will be advancing and repeatedly ask my parents about grade levels as I'm making plans. Maybe this will help. 4. Buy another BIG binder to archive members records when they move up or leave the troop.
Community Service Ideas for November
- Recognize veterans in your community.
- This is military family month – support a military family with meals, yard work, babysitting, etc.
- Adopt a “grand friend” and write them letters and visit them.
- Donate toys or suitcases to foster children.
- Adopt a pothole and raise funds to repair it.
Frontier Girls offers three annual continuing education scholarships to girls ages 16-22.
These scholarships are not traditional college scholarships and can be used for any type of continuing education including college tuition, vocational schools, special classes or seminars, educational equipment (computers, cameras, etc.) or even travel. Our goal is to encourage girls to continue to learn new things and explore the world around them even if it is not within a traditional school system.
Abby Olson Award – $1,000
Charlotte Duke Award – $500
Megan Lundquist Award – $500
For details and eligibility requirements for each award please visit the Scholarships page of our website.