Frontier Girls as an Alternative to Girl Scouts

Though there are many clubs and youth programs for girls, Girl Scouts has been a part of American life for more than 100 years. Many women
today have wonderful memories of camping, hiking, earning badges,  and learning an assortment of useful life skills within their scout troop.

According to the Girl Scout website, "Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local
Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of
bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air. Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on
camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid."

During the last several decades, Girl Scouts has tried to stay relevant among other clubs and youth programs for girls by consistently changing
their program.  Their newest program, Journeys is so far removed from traditional scouting that it is no longer a good fit for many families
seeking the traditional Girl Scout experience. For families searching for other clubs for girls as an alternative to Girl Scouts, we created Frontier

Frontier Girls is a scout like youth program curriculum for girls ages 3-18.  With a focus on patriotism, traditional values, community service and
a love of learning, Frontier Girls helps our girls grow into caring and active citizens. Patriotism is encouraged in all our members. A formal flag
ceremony begins all meetings and girls are taught a proper respect for both flag and country.  We are also a strong supporter of our military
personnel and veterans.  Frontier Girls dedicates an entire section of its program to teaching the girls good character traits such as honesty,
responsibility, modesty, and joy, and encouraging them not only to participate in community service projects, but to organize their own.

Through our youth program for girls, Frontier Girls offers over 1200 individual badges. Thanks to the Internet, most families, even in rural
communities, have access to unlimited information, if not in their own homes, then at least through the public libraries.  Frontier Girls offers
badges on just about any subject a girl wishes to learn about as long as it is not a controversial topic we feel is better addressed by parents or
religious leaders.  Girls today have more opportunities than at any other time in our history. Their interests vary from home skills like cooking
and sewing to cutting edge science and technology like aerospace and genetics. Whether a girl wants to learn about beekeeping and
gardening, or about spies and world dance, we have something for everyone.

Frontier Girls is designed to work with multiple age girls in a single troop.  All girls can work on the same badge at the same time, but at differing
skill levels. Every troop is different.  There are  large troops with a wide age range, as well as small troops that may consist of a single age
group. Some troops meet every week, some just once a month.  Frontier Girls troops may also work closely with local Boy Scout or Cub Scout
troops.  Frontier Girls honors the badge requirements of other programs as long as they are age appropriate. Frontier Girls can therefore work
alongside local Boy Scouts and use their requirements to earn a badge through Frontier Girls.

While Girl Scouts still has a lot to offer the girls of today, each family is different and should research the various scouting style options that are
available today. Frontier Girls is just one. Before making a decision for your family, you may also wish to look into the following clubs for girls:

Quest Clubs (our sister program at

Little Flowers
Spiral Scouts
Pilgrims of the Holy Family
Earth Scouts
Keepers of the Faith
Pioneer Clubs
American Heritage Girls
Baden-Powell Service Association

Good luck and happy hunting!

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