Issue #76 - January 2018
A Note From the Founder - Annual SWAPS sign up has begun!
by Kerry Cordy
March 4th each year is a day of action when Frontier Girls “March Forth” across the nation to spread the word about our program and learn about other Frontier Girls around the country. Girls participate in activities and projects with national themes to honor their sister Frontier Girls in other regions and states. March 4th (Forth!) not only gives girls a chance to celebrate inter-state or county friendships, but is also a reminder that they are part of a nationwide community. The date March 4th was chosen as it is also the date that the first American Congress convened, marking the beginning of America as we know it today as they prepared to “march forth” as a nation.
S.W.A.P.S. are small craft items that can be pinned for display somewhere on a jacket, a backpack, a sash, or a scarf and is a perfect way for girl’s to meet each other and promote friendship. Each SWAP item is a memory of a special event or of a Sister in Frontier Girls and stands for “Souvenir With A Purpose”, ” Some Whatchamacallit Pinned Somewhere”, “Switch With A Pal”, or any other acronym you can come up with. Each swap should have a safety pin on the item to attach to your display. Search for "SWAPS" images and ideas on the Internet or Pinterest to get ideas for your troop/family. SWAPS should represent your troop, family, or geographical area in some way.
If you would like to participate in this year's SWAPS event, please click the link below to be taken to the registration page on the website:
The annual Frontier Girls badge sale has begun! Every year our badges go on sale for 10% off for the entire month of January. This sale is designed to encourage troops to place orders mid way through the school year so that end of year orders in May are not as large which allows us to get badges made and shipped in a more timely manner for everyone's end of year award ceremonies. Please remember that badges are made to order and therefore not refundable so please only order what you know you will earn.
New Badges This Month
January 19th - Frontier Girls 11th Birthday!
- Hold a birthday party for Frontier Girls complete with cake and decor.
- Wear your uniform to school or work
- Hold an open house for your troop to show off what you have been working on and to find new members.
- Make a poster to advertise Frontier Girls
- Participate in our birthday social media challenge by posting pictures of your celebration activities with #frontiergirlsbirthday so others can find your posts (remember to make the posts public and not to include pictures of the girls without parental permission).
Frontier Girls in the News! - Recognized for Serving Their Community
Frontier Girls troop #351, along with Schuylkill Haven Middle School After-School Program, and members of the community made over 800 hand-made Christmas ornaments, which were distributed to 7 local nursing homes! One of the members of the Frontier Girls troop also played Christmas Carols for the residents of Rosewood Nursing Home. They did such a great job there was a very nice article printed in their local paper. Click on the photo to read the whole story!
Frontier Girls Troop #157 made the TV news while doing their annual free gift wrap service project. The publicity was so good that other members of the community contacted Frontier Girls headquarters and it looks like a new troop with be forming as a result! Click here to watch the TV interview: http://klfy.com/2017/12/17/frontier-girls-spread-holiday-cheer-with-free-gift-wrapping/
by Tara Roussel, Troop #400
Dear Frontier Girls,
Frontier Girls Troop 400 is planning to host a Field of Honor® display of flags over Veterans Day 2018 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This display will exhibit hundreds of three by five foot United States flags flying on seven foot poles in a patriotic tribute to honor the men and women who have served and died defending our freedom.
Field of Honor® Flag Displays have become local events that enable communities to unite in a productive, healing and positive experience. Each field of flags goes up with the help of dedicated volunteers. Each field of flags is sponsored by area businesses and by individuals who then receive the flags at the display’s close and the flags can then continue to be displayed in the community which extends the impact beyond the dates of the event.
To host this event our Troop needs to pay a licensing fee to the Colonial Flag Foundation before we can proceed further. The licensing fee is $1000. We thought it would be amazing to have Frontier Girls as the main sponsor of this event. We have set up a PayPal account to collect donations from Frontier Girls around the country. Our Troop has already raised a few hundred dollars and Ms Kerry has graciously made a donation on behalf of Frontier Girls LLC. If you could give, even a little, it would be amazing! We would list the troops or individuals who contributed in our program. You can donate at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SVA8U5AVVCPCY
Programs presented by the Colonial Flag Foundation and hosted by local community volunteers, have become a national movement providing a venue for everyone from all walks of life to participate in a productive, healing and positive experience while honoring our country and all those who serve. All funds from the event will go to our local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889.
Thank you for your help and support. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Leader, Frontier Girls Troop 400
Amanda Piccirillo, an Owl, shared these awesome scripture jars to help her with her religious awards and badges such as Bible Knowledge, Old Testament and New Testament. The idea could easily be adapted to any religious religious faith to help you learn about your book of faith. The bottom jar is labeled "To Be Read" and holds Popsicle sticks with various verses on them. The top jar is empty and reads "Already Read". As you read the various scriptures, you transfer the sticks from the bottom jar to the top. On the sides of the labels are tips and tricks for living and studying the scripture.
Wreaths Across America
Regardless of the weather, many Frontier Girls across the nation participated in Wreaths Across America last month. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. If your troop is interested in participating next year, please visit their website at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/#join-us