Issue #58 - July 2016
A Note From the Founder - Summer Fun
Many Frontier Girls troops close for the summer due to scheduling difficulties, but that does not mean you can't work on your own from home. Summer time is a great time to work on badges you have been dying to earn, but the rest of your troop is not as keen on. Family vacations are also a great time to earn some extra badges on your own. If you plan to go out of town, look at the Travel Destination badge which can be earned for any location you plan to visit. Hot weather brings on opportunities of its own. Heading for the coast, how about Beach Fun? How about Water Games or Fun at the Pool? Look to the outdoors and explore badges such as Natural Wonders (specific) and earn a badge for streams, rivers, waterfalls, caverns, mountains, etc. What about hiking, camping, and outdoor cooking? The possibilities are endless, so don't let the summer fly by without learning something new!
New Badges We've Added!
Click on the badge to be taken to the specific requirements.
Pointers for Patriots - Visit a Zoo!
If you or someone in your immediate family is active duty military, there are many zoos that offer free admission, especially with Independence Day coming up. Check your local zoo to see if they offer free admission for you and your family! Here is a list of some zoos that do offer free admission for the following dates:
- Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - July 4
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - June 29 - 5
- Naples Zoo - July 3 - 6
- Houston Zoo - No date restrictions
- San Diego Zoo - No date restrictions
- Minnesota Zoo - July 1 - 7
- Louisville Zoo - No date restrictions
- Pittsburgh Zoo - No date restrictions
Girl of the Month
Amanda Piccirillo, Owl, Pioneer
Congratulations Genevieve Wright!
Genevive Wright is an Otter in Frontier Girls Club 191 from Columbia, PA. She achieved the WOW! award before moving up to a Dolphin. Thanks to her mother, Tara, Miss Emily and Miss Tracey her leaders, she was able to complete her goal. Congratulations Genevive!
Badge of the Month - American History
In honor of our nation's celebration of independence this month, our featured badge is American History. This is an especially great opportunity for all of our East Coast Frontier Girls to visit some of our country's historic landmarks in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Virginia, etc. There is even information listed below about attending Patriot Camp! We have included a few links to help you earn this badge, and it will be discounted in our store all month at only $0.75. Good luck!
- The Best American History Movies
- Patriotic Melodies - American History Songs
- Timeline Ideas - Important Events in U.S. History
- Our Founding Fathers
- List of Natural History Museums by State
Patriot Camp Program - Sign Up Now!
If you live in or near Hendersonville, North Carolina, then now is a great opportunity to sign up for the Patriot Program! The program will run from July 11 - 15, and sign up closes on July 4. It is for ages 8 - 12 and there is a $20 fee. Here is what the program is about: Patriot Camp is summer school for small patriots. It is designed to teach children the founding of our country in a fun camp setting. The children will meet many of our founders in costume, and learn why we signed the Declaration of Independence and fought in the Revolutionary War. They will explore how the US Constitution/Bill of Rights and the free market system brought the most freedom and highest standard of living to the greatest number of persons in history. There will also be fun games and crafts. For more information, please contact Melissa Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, feel free to contact Frontier Girls directly and we will forward the registration form to you.
Troop 210 Helps in a Flag Retirement Ceremony
We are proud to share this email we received from the leader of Troop 210. This is why our program is so rewarding!
I wanted to let you know about some amazing work Troop 210 did today. Our sponsors, the local VFW Post 8006, asked for the scouts (both Quest boys and Frontier Girls) to help in a flag retirement ceremony. Over 2,000 flags were burned and these are pictures of the older girls instructing our younger members how to do it properly. As a leader, they made me extremely proud and I wanted you to know that thanks to your organization these girls have had this opportunity to be asked to help. To know the importance of this and the understanding that younger members are just as good at things as older ones, they just need a little more training. As a former Girl Scout troop I know we would never have been able to experience this. So my deepest thanks to you.
-Jodi Barrineau Troop Leader 210
Troop 144 Went to Niagara Falls!
For their end of year trip, Troop 144 decided to visit Niagara Falls, NY. They had a total of 63 people attend! Their troop also earned 7 badges and put on a concert with kazoos they made themselves. Other attractions they visited were the New York Power Plant, the Cave of the Winds, Luna Island, the Aquarium and Discovery Gorge Museum, and the Corning Glass Museum. What a fun trip! Also, how awesome are their Frontier Girls t-shirts?!
Find Us on Social Media!
Make sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date with new badges, information, member stories and more! Help us get to 1,800 likes! Also, join our Frontier Girls/Quest Facebook group to interact with other members, troop leaders and pioneers. We love seeing the stories and pictures our members post and would love to see yours!