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Issue #85 - November 2018

A Note From the Founder - Endure 4 Kindness (E4K)

Kerry Cordy

One of my favorite charities is Random Acts (randomacts.org).  Random Acts inspires many amazing things around the world every day — from small acts of kindness, such as inspiring someone to buy a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like building a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

All of these acts of kindness contribute to a bigger story, a message that Random Acts embodies and promotes — that you too can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.

Every year, Random Acts supporters come together to participate in Endure for Kindness (“E4K”), an endurance event that challenges participants to stretch themselves to their personal limits through marathon acts of physical activity, creativity, and acts of kindness— all while raising funds for Random Acts and promoting kindness around the globe.

E4K is about pushing yourself to do your personal best. Run marathons or a 5K. Knit massive quantities of blankets for the homeless.  Climb mountains or host community-wide doodle-thons… The choice is yours.  Stretch yourself to do the most that you can in the time that you have to show others that kindness is a marathon, not a sprint… and spreading kindness is always worth the effort.

This year Endure 4 Kindness will be held across 4 days from November 22 to November 25th.  Fundraising works much like an old fashioned walk-a-thon.  You can collect pledges for whatever your challenge is, number of blankets made, number of doodles drawn, number of laps walked, etc.  People can also make lump sum donations as well.

The money raised by Random Acts funds all their projects both big and small.  If you have a future random act of kindness project you need funding for, you can even send in a proposal and request up to $499 to help fund your project.

If you would like to participate in this year's E4K just visit the Random Acts website or click the link below.

https://www.randomacts.org/e4k/

 

 

Troop #449 - Serving Their Community

     by Nancy Willey - Troop Leader #449

Pictured are Back Row (L-R) (member mom)- Tyronda Woolford, Cathy Bloodsworth, (member Mom) Monica King, Jemeerah Williams. Front row (L-R) Chloe Cameron, Kathy King, Ashlynn Smith, Cara Cameron and Aubree Williams.

Pictured are Back Row (L-R) (member mom)- Tyronda Woolford, Cathy Bloodsworth, (member Mom) Monica King, Jemeerah Williams. Front row (L-R) Chloe Cameron, Kathy King, Ashlynn Smith, Cara Cameron and Aubree Williams.

On Sept 22nd Troop 449 attend the Hurlock,MD Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. All of the girls that attended participated in the 3 mile walk. As a community service project the girls helped hand out bottles of water and awareness ribbons that our troop leader and adult members made. The girls enjoyed getting there faces painted during the event. This event held special meaning to our troop as we have at least 2 members that struggle with depression and 1 member that has struggled with suicide thoughts. And sadly we have a young member that has lost a family member to suicide.On Sept 22nd Troop 449 attend the Hurlock,MD Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. All of the girls that attended participated in the 3 mile walk. As a community service project the girls helped hand out bottles of water and awareness ribbons that our troop leader and adult members made. The girls enjoyed getting there faces painted during the event. This event held special meaning to our troop as we have at least 2 members that struggle with depression and 1 member that has struggled with suicide thoughts. And sadly we have a young member that has lost a family member to suicide.

 

 

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by Katie Lundquist - Troop #159

You can find the Thankfulness badge here.

Opening Activity

Make a “Thankful Tree.” Cut Thanksgiving leaf shapes or hand-prints out of colored construction paper. Draw a tree trunk and branches on a piece of cardboard. Ask each girl to name things for which they are thankful and write them on each leaf. Glue the leaves. You can pin the Thanksgiving tree to a bulletin board, or butcher paper, and hang it up. (15 min) (optional requirement #13)  

Flag Ceremony

Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)

Circle Time

What is thankfulness? Read a short biography or discuss someone known for their thankfulness.(15 min) (Penguin - Owl requirement #1, optional requirement  #6) Patrol/Snack Time 

  • Decorate a Thankfulness journal with stickers, markers, etc. (Penguin - Owl requirement #2)
  • Draw a picture of what thankfulness means to you and make an acrostic down the page. Then, think of one way to show you are thankful that starts with each letter in the word. For example, for “T”, you could put “Thank a veteran for his/her service in some way” and for “H” you might put “Have a tea party to honor a senior in your life." (optional requirement #3 & 10)
  • Make a turkey snack and make sure you say “thank you” to those who are serving (extra requirement); Make “Thank you” cards for a group that interests you – fire department, police department, soldiers, hospital workers. (optional requirement #11)

(10 min each station)

Closing Activity

Make a plan to deliver your cards. Make a Friendship Circle – stand in a circle and cross your arms. Take the hand of the girl on your right with your left hand, and the girl on your left with your right hand. Starting with the leader, squeeze the hand of the girl to your left and say “I am thankful for ________ (use her name)”. She will then squeeze the hand of the girl to HER left and say the same. Continue around the circle. (10 min)  

Helpful Links

How to Make a Thankfulness Tree

Homemade Thankful Cards for Kids to Make

Fun November Holidays

Need some inspiration on which badges to this month?  Here are a few national holidays to inspire you.

November is the national month of Aviation History (Aviation or Airplanes badge), Novel Writing (Writing badge) Peanut Butter Lovers (Peanut Butter badge), and both Diabetes and Epilepsy Awareness (Diseases - Specific badge).

Want to celebrate a specific holiday?  How about earning the holiday specific badge for each of the following holidays as well as a badge for the topic itself.

November 2 - Deviled Egg Day (Appetizer Badge)

November 3 - Book Lovers Day (Reading badge or Books - specific badge)

November 3 - Sandwich Day (Sandwiches Badge - watch for our badge of the week posts!)

November 6 - Marooned without a Compass Day (Wilderness Survival Badge or Orienteering Badge  - for when you find your compass...)

November 6 - U.S. General Election Day ( Elections Badge or Government Badge)

November 11 - Veterans Day (Veterans Badge or one of the military branch badges)

November 13 - World Kindness Day (Kindness Badge)

November 15 - America Recycles Day (Recycling Badge)

November 17 - Homemade Bread Day (Breads Badge)

November 17 - Take a Hike Day (Hiking Badges)

November 22 - Thanksgiving (Thankfulness badge)

November 23 - Eat a Cranberry Day (Berries badge - find out why a cranberry is not a berry!)

November 25 - Parfait Day (Dessert Badge)

November 28 - Make Your Own Head Day (About Me Badge)

November 29 - Square Dance Day (Dance - specific Badge)

 

 

 

 

Badge of the Week is Back!

Thanks to multiple moves, the Carr Fire and our usual busy registration season, our Badge of The Week posts on our Facebook page took a break for a couple of months, but they are back!  

Every week we choose a different badge to highlight and post links to fun crafts, games, information, virtual tours and more, related to that week's badge.  It is a great way to get inspired and try out some new badges.  If you do not already follow our main Facebook page, please click the link below and "like" and "follow" the page to get our daily updates.

https://www.facebook.com/frontiergirlsllc/

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