A Note From the Founder: Badge Hound Contest
by Kerry Cordy
Win a Free Family Membership
For those unfamiliar with the term, a “Badge Hound” is the nickname we give to members who can sniff out a badge for just about any activity they do. We call it “thinking in badges.” Those who are passionate about badge earning incorporate badges into every activity they pursue. From the Hygiene badge in the morning as they shower and brush their teeth, to the Book specific badge while they read Wizard of OZ, to the Sandwich badge while they make lunch and the Chalk badge while drawing on their driveway, they will find a badge to suit every occasion.
Noelle, our in-house artist and shipping manager, drew us a Badge Hound mascot, but he needs a name. We will be giving away a free one year membership to the person who comes up with the best name for our hound. Here are the rules:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of name for our badge hound by December 25, 2020. No purchase necessary to enter
- Kerry Cordy, founder of Curiosity Untamed, will choose her favorite name which will be announced in the January 2020 newsletter.
- If more than one person submits the same name, the winner will be chosen from those entrants via a random drawing.
- The winner will be announced in the January 2020 newsletter and will be notified by email.
New Badges Posted
Annual Badge Sale
Every year for the month of January we put our badges on sale. All pin badges will be $.99 each and magnets will be $1.25 each from January 1-31, 2020. Now is the time to stock up, just keep in mind we do not accept returns on badges since they are made to order so only order badges you know you will complete.
Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift than something personalized. These magnetic pendants can be used as a necklace or a keyring. Choose 1″or 1.25″ and order as many specialty magnets as you wish to swap out in the middle. You can not only put your favorite badge in the middle, but can request your favorite quote or send us your own artwork or photo to turn into magnets as well. Just keep in mind that images have to shrink to 1″ so keep them clear and bright. If you want us to use your personal images, just order magnets with the badge name “see email” and then email us the images you want us to use.
Serving Our Community
In spite of COVID shutdowns, Frontier Girls across the nation are finding ways to serve their communities. Here are just a few highlights of what some of the girls have been up to.
Genisis, of Troop #531, organized a pajama drive for One Safe Place in Redding, CA, a rescue house for those who are experiencing domestic violence. With the COVID outbreak and subsequent shutdowns, domestic violent around the country is on the rise. For people experiencing domestic violence, they frequently leave with nothing but what is on their back and fresh pajamas to sleep in bring comfort. Please consider donating if you can. If you are local, you can drop off new PJs or fabric donations our headquarters or attend a PJ party at Redding Fashion Alliance to help cut patterns and create sewing kits or help sew PJs. Anyone may make a monetary donation directly to One safe Place for more pajamas at: https://ospshasta.org/donate-to-pajamadrive/
For those not local to the Redding Community think about starting a PJ drive of your own for your local rescue home.
Jessica Williams and her kids gave over 100 cards to the Double Springs Nursing home for Covid and Thanksgiving.
Serving at Crossfire Ministries by filling Thanksgiving boxes for needy families has become a troop tradition for troop #159! This year they helped pack over 1500 boxes.