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Issue #43 - March 2015

 

fg-symbol-newNew Frontier Girls Symbol

Every girl in Frontier Girls is encouraged to earn, at the very least, the Patriotism badge, Etiquette badge, and Emergency Preparedness badge at every level of Frontier Girls.  By requiring the girls to constantly review what they have learned and add to that knowledge as they get older, our goal is to have every girl who goes through the Frontier Girl program emerge as a patriotic, polite and well prepared young lady.  To help encourage the girls in this goal, we have developed a new symbol to help represent Frontier Girls.

The star in the center represents the patriotism we hope to instill.  Our country is exceptional in so many ways and the girls should take pride in our accomplishments and support those who fight for our freedom and the freedom of others.  We encourage girls to be actively involved, standing up for what they believe in.  If they believe our country is on the wrong course, it is their responsibility to do something about it and not sit complacently on the sidelines.  Patriotism is defined as a love for and a devotion to your country.  Frontier Girls hopes to motivate girls to take part in the development of our country and to show gratitude to our soldiers and veterans who have fought so hard to provide us with the freedom and opportunities that allow us to do so.

The hearts around the edges represent the character we expect from Frontier Girls.  The Etiquette badge is designed to remind girls to put others before themselves.  “Please” and “Thank you” show respect and gratitude.  Turning off your cell phone while in restaurants and movie theaters allows those around you to have a more enjoyable experience.  Turning away and coughing or sneezing into your elbow, shows consideration for the health of others.  Regardless of the situation, having good etiquette and manners makes life more pleasurable for everyone involved.  These hearts also represent our Servant’s Hearts and our goal to teach the girls to not only have considerations for those around them, but to take it one step further and actually find ways to serve others in need.

Finally, the hands represent being prepared to lend a hand in any situation.  Whether it is being prepared to help in an emergency, to cook their own meals, or to teach a skill to others, we don’t just want the girls to learn knowledge, we want them to be able to put it into practice.  The hands represent hands on life skills that will allow Frontier Girls to be self sufficient in their own right, but also allows them to extend their knowledge and skills to help those around them.

This symbol will become an integral part of the Frontier Girls program and we encourage the girls to make it their own.  Hearts, stars, and handprints are easy to make and the girls may recreate it on t-shirts, banners, thank you cards and more. using any technique they wish.  So get creative and remember what Frontier Girls is all about!

 

facebookFrontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook Group - Files Section

If you have not yet joined the Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook group, it is a great resource to get help and ideas.  Make sure to check out the Files section as many leaders have uploaded a variety of helpful forms and meeting plans for your use.

 

 

 

 

fg quiltFrontier Girls Quilt

Frontier Girls is making a national quilt to represent our membership.  If you wish to participate, send in a 6" x "6 square to represent your troop.  Keep 1/2" around the edge free from design to allow for sewing and don't forget to put your troop number and state somewhere on the square.  All squares must be received by May 31, 2015.  Mail them to:

 

Frontier Girls

426 Franciscan Trail

Redding, CA 96003

 

 

swaps 20152015 SWAPS

March 4th is right around the corner, so if you signed up to participate in our national 2015 SWAP, please make sure to get your SWAPS in the mail ASAP!!  Any troop or pioneer who participated may receive a free official 2015 Frontier Girls SWAP for each girl by sending one of your SWAPS to:

Frontier Girls

426 Franciscan Trail

Redding, CA 96003

Don't forget to include your shipping address and the number of SWAPS you need for your troop.  Without this information, you may not receive your SWAPS.

 

??????????????????????Girl of the Month - Caroline Duke, Otter, Troop 109

 

September 2014: Caroline Duke, age 7, was presented with her Topaz Gem Award at our Awards & Rededication Meeting. For her Make a Difference Award Caroline coordinated her entire Troop in a food drive for the local thrift store/food bank, gathering 100 lbs of food; an amazing job for a then-six-year-old! Caroline is heavily involved in her local Troop -- 109 in Big Sandy, Texas -- and also works lots of badges at home with her family. Right now Caroline is working towards her WOW! Award, before she advances to Dolphin level in September. Well done, Caroline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150122_161546_3Girl of the Month - Elizabeth Anne (Beth) Henderson

January 2015: At our Awards Ceremony for Pioneer Member Beth Henderson, we were delighted to be able to present her with the Emerald Gem Award at Butterfly level.  Beth is in her second year of membership with Frontier Girls and has worked hard to complete all the requirements for this demanding achievement.  Whilst working towards the Gem Award, Beth has particularly enjoying making up the acrostics and pictorial bouquets for the Fruit of the Spirit Award as well as the role play elements of the Leadership Award.  Completing all the Life Skills was also a major challenge which gave a huge sense of satisfaction once achieved.

Beth is the only Frontier Girl in the UK and is attached to Troop 109 in Texas.

She is now planning to add to her Merit Badge collection in time to achieve the Wow! Award before she graduates to Eagle Level in September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gem diamondHonor Roll

More and more girls are stepping up to earn our higher awards and we would like to create an Honor Roll of those girls at each level who have earned this award.  If you have a girl in your troop who has earned any of the following awards, please email their name, troop number, state, the age level they earned the award at and what award they earned  to kerrry@frontiergirls.com with the subject line "Honor Roll".   Include a picture of the girl if possible.   For the Make a Difference Award, please tell us what your project was.

Gem Awards (Pink Garnet, Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Gray Diamone, Ruby)

WOW! Award

Make a Difference Award

Life Skills Achievement Award

Fruit of the Spirit Award

Liberty Award

Major Awards by Area of Discovery

Discovery Award

 

 

abby olsonScholarships Deadline Is Fast Approaching

Frontier Girls offers three annual continuing education scholarship awards for girls ages 16-22 and the deadline for applying for this year is rapidly approaching.   All applications must be received by April 1 and the scholarships are awarded in May.   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 Continuing Education Scholarship

Abby Olson (Troop #101 in Redding, CA )  holds the honor of being the first Frontier Girl to earn both the Diamond Gem Award and the WOW! Award at the Eagle Level and also managed to earn all nine Major Awards before graduating.  Abby is one of the founding members of the very first Frontier Girls troop, Troop #101, and has played an active role in the development of the overall Frontier Girls program over the years.  In 2010, at age 14, Abby came to work at Frontier Girls headquarters as our shipping and production manager.  In 2012 she advanced to the office to become our office manager, taking care of bookkeeping, website management and staff training.  Frontier Girls will be awarding the Abby Olson Award on an annual basis to the girl who we feel best follows in Abby’s footsteps.

Eligibility
1. Must be at least 16 years old and may not be older than 22.
2. Must be a registered Frontier Girl. Extra points are given to girls for each year of membership.
3. Must have earned either the Diamond or Gray Diamond Award

To apply, go to:  http://frontiergirlsclubs.com/scholarships/abby-olson-award/

Charlotte Duke Award – $500 Continuing Education Scholarship

Charlotte Duke (Troop #109 in Hawkins, TX)  holds the honor of being the first Frontier Girl to earn the Diamond Gem Award as well as all 9 Major Awards.  Before graduating, she also earned her Eagle level WOW! Award.  In addition to earning more than 100 badges at the Eagle level, Charlotte has also written several dozen badges over the years for the program as a whole.  She has also spent a lot of time finding resource sites for many of our badges to share with other members.  Charlotte has been an integral part of the Frontier Girls program and corresponds frequently with Frontier Girls headquarters to make contributions and suggestions to the program.  She is an amazingly diligent and creative young lady.    Frontier Girls will be awarding the Charlotte Duke Award on an annual basis to the girl who we feel best follows in Charlotte’s footsteps.

Eligibility:
1. Must be at least 16 years old and may not be older than 22.
2. Must be a registered Frontier Girl. Extra points are given to girls for each year of membership.
3. Must have earned either the Diamond or Gray Diamond Award

To apply, go to: http://frontiergirlsclubs.com/scholarships/charlotte-duke-award/

Megan Lundquist Award – $500 Continuing Education Scholarship

Megan Lundquist (Troop #159 in Colorado Springs, CO) holds the honor of being the first Frontier Girl to earn the Eagle level WOW! award for earning 100+ badges. In addition, by the time she graduated, she also earned her Diamond Gem Award as well as 5 of the Major Awards. Megan was also the first Frontier Girl to make the transition from girl member to leader. Megan is a wonderful role model for the girls in her troop and puts forth her best effort in everything she accomplishes. Frontier Girls will be awarding the Megan Lundquist Award on an annual basis to the girl who we feel best follows in Megan’s footsteps.

Eligibility:
1. Must be at least 16 years old and may not be older than 22.
2. Must be a registered Frontier Girl. Extra points are given to girls for each year of membership.
3. Must have earned the WOW! Award at the Eagle or Owl level.

To apply, go to:  http://frontiergirlsclubs.com/scholarships/megan-lundquist-award/

 

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