Issue #77 - February 2018
A Note From the Founder - Scholarships Suspended
It is with great regret that I announce that the Frontier Girls continuing education scholarships are temporarily discontinued for at least 2018 and 2019. In the eleven years since Frontier Girls was founded, we have never yet raised our prices and I have always done my best to keep costs as low as possible for our members. Unfortunately our cost of doing business continues to rise each year and the minimum wage increase in CA to $15 per hour combined with moving our headquarters from the unincorporated area of Tehama County to the city of Redding in Shasta County last month has had some unexpected cost increases to doing business. As a result, I have decided to discontinue the the scholarship program as well as make other necessary cuts to avoid raising prices which would hurt our members. Hopefully as we continue to grow, I will be able to afford to reinstate the scholarships in a few years. My apologies for this needed action.
In the meantime, the three awards will still be available, but instead of cash scholarships, they will come with a lifetime membership to Frontier Girls. I know that several of girls have been working toward qualifying for the awards and do not wish to discount their efforts. Watch for next month's newsletter which will have more details on how to apply.
If you registered for our March 4th SWAPS event, you will be receiving an email with contact information for your SWAPS partner and instructions on how to proceed by the end of next week. Please read the email carefully and follow all instructions. If for some reason you signed up and cannot no longer participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we can reassign your partner to someone new. Your SWAP should be something that represents your troop in some way so make sure to include a personal letter so your partner can get to know your troop and understand why the SWAP has meaning for you. All SWAPS need to be mailed no later than March 1.
New! - Badge of the Week
Beginning in January we started daily posts on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/frontiergirlsllc/) to provide ideas and resources for a different badge each week. It is our hope that these posts will inspire you to try badges you may otherwise have passed by. You can follow us on Instagram for daily posts as well. All posts will eventually be combined into resource pages available on our blog for help in planning troop meetings.
Frontier Girl of the Month -Alaina, Troop #159
submitted by Katie Lundquist, Leader troop #159
New Badges This Month
generationOn Grants Now Available
The youth division of Points of Light, generationOn is excited to announce an exciting grant opportunity to help kids serve their communities. With the generous support of Warner Bros., generationOn is excited to provide $500 grants for kids around the country to create two service projects, both addressing the issue of either the environment, hunger or animal welfare. Applications are being accepted until February 12th. Information and access to the application can be found here: https://www.generationon.org/grants
Six Flags Great Escape in NY 2018 All Scout Day!