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Higher Awards

With the exception of the Servant's Heart Award, all higher awards have a gem in the center of the award to signify the level the girl was at when she earned it. Higher awards are more difficult to earn than badges and require much more effort, skill, knowledge, and responsibility.

A Servant's Heart Award

(worn on level ribbon - remains on vest when advancing levels)

 

We would like to encourage every Frontier Girl to help better her community and the lives of the people around her. Each troop is required to do a minimum of three service projects each year. One for the community, one for whoever hosts your troop meetings, and one ongoing project of the girls choice. For example, your troop may choose to sing Christmas carols to the elderly (local community), weed the parking lot of the church that hosts you, and participate in our Support A Soldier program supporting our soldiers overseas.

 

Girls who participate in these projects or do other community service outside of the troop are eligible to earn the Servant's Heart award. More than one heart may be earned each year. To earn a Servant's Heart each girl must perform a set number of community service hours. These are:

 

Penguin - 5 hours = red heart

Otter - 5 hours = red heart

Dolphin - 10 hours = silver heart

Butterfly - 15 hours = gold heart

Eagle- 20 hours = gold diamond heart

100 hours = gold ruby heart (Minimum amount for Leaders and Owls)

(This heart may also be used for girls who have earned too many hearts for their level ribbon and may be exchanged for hearts totaling 100 hours)

500 hours = gold sapphire

 

In the forms section of the website is a Service Hour Tally Sheet. Each girl should receive one to log all of her community service hours. When a she has enough hours for a Servant's Heart, she should fill out a Servant's Heart completion form (found in the forms section) and bring it to the next meeting with her payment for her pin.

 

Discovery Award

The Discovery Award is awarded to any girl who earns at least one badge from each Area of Discovery at a single age level.

(Worn around level tab, remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Discovery Award" around the level gem)

 

 

Make A Difference Award

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Make a Difference" around the level gem)

 

You earn the Make A Difference award by planning and executing your own community service project. Projects must be submitted to the troop leader for approval prior to execution. (No service projects will be allowed in regards to controversial issues such as pro-life/pro-choice, sex ed., politics, etc.) Keep in mind that while girls can ask adults for help, they should lead as much of the project themselves as they can. This award is not offered at the Penguin level.

 

Make a Difference projects should take time and effort at each age level, but they do not have to be something grand. For example, cleaning up the local park could be a Make A Difference project for any level. If a girl and some friends clean up for 2 hours at a time once a week, Otters would complete their project in two weeks, Dolphins in 5-6 weeks, Butterflies in 10-12 weeks, and Eagles in 20-25 weeks.  The key is that the girl is required to lead a group of at least 3 volunteers, so she would need to make calls or advertise in some manner for help. A guideline for some age appropriate projects follows:

 

Otters:

A Make a Difference project should take you roughly 3-5 hours to plan and execute and you should lead a group of at least 3 others in completing the project. Some appropriate examples may be to gather friends and weed the church parking lot, pick up trash along your favorite hiking trail, make greeting cards for vets, etc. Even at this young age, you should be able to make your own phone calls to gather friends, learn to set dates and times for the event, make a list of supplies, clean up after the event, and go with a parent to pick up anything needed, or deliver any finished products.

 

Dolphins:

 

A Make a Difference project should take you roughly 10-15 hours to plan and execute and you should lead a group of at least 3 others in completing the project.  Some appropriate examples in addition to those listed above may be to organize some story time projects at the local library, or organize a canned food drive. At this age you should be able to make your own phone calls, talk to adults and explain how you need help (such as asking businesses if they will host a drop box), make your own fliers and learn how to advertise your event.

 

 

Butterflies:

A Make a Difference project should take you roughly 20-25 hours to plan and execute and you should lead a group of at least 3 others in completing the project. Some appropriate examples may be to organize a child care center for a Walk For Life event, or to organize volunteer days at a local animal shelter. You could write and perform a puppet show to teach children safety tips, or coordinate a math day for younger girls. At this age you should be able to handle every part of their project yourself, but don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it, adults can make a great part of the team you are leading.

 

Eagles:

 

A Make a Difference project should take you roughly 40-50 hours to plan and execute and you should lead a group of at least 3 others in completing the project. Eagle projects should be ongoing in nature. Find an organization you wish to work with and help them to organize a project that can be done year after year or a project that will last in the future. One example is to work with the local fire department to create a program to teach kids what to do during a fire. You could not only help to write the program, but could also help to teach the class for the first year. Other examples might be to work with the local police department to put together a bike safety program and lead a bike rodeo where kids can have their bikes inspected, learn bike safety, and compete in biking competitions. You could even help establish a sustainable food pantry in your community, build steps for water fountains that are too high for small children, make permanent trail signs for a hiking trail, etc.

 

Owls:

A Make a Difference project should take you roughly 40-50 hours to plan and execute and you should lead a group of at least 3 others in completing the project. Owl projects should be ongoing in nature. Find an organization you wish to work with and help them to organize a project that can be done year after year or a project that will last in the future similar to projects completed as an Eagle.

 

Leader/Owl:

A Leader's or Owl's Make a Difference project should take roughly 40-50 hours to plan and execute and for leaders, should involve the entire troop if possible. Examples of a Leader Make a Difference project might include hosting a summer jamboree or day camp for kids in the community; hosting a life skills day for girls to work on their Life Skills Achievement Award with different parents manning a variety of booths; or organizing a wilderness survival day where kids can learn about everything from fire building and knot tying to lashing and outdoor cooking. The goal is to lead and organize the event, but make sure to take advantage of others in your community to help implement it. Planning and organizing regular troop meetings and activities do not count toward a Make a Difference project.

Girls at all levels may work on projects as a group as long as each girl has her own responsibilities and leadership role. Using the bike rodeo example, all girls could meet with the police department and help brainstorm on the programming itself. One girl may be in charge of helping to inspect bikes and organizing that station, another may be in charge of organizing the bike safety station, and a third may be in charge of organizing and running the bike competitions.

 

Fruit of the Spirit Award

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Fruit of the Spirit" around the level gem)

 

The Fruit of the Spriit Award is earned by earning each of the nine character badges represented in the Frontier Girls Creed:

Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Goodness

Self Control

 

This award can be earned at each level by re-earning the badges at your new level. Leaders may wear the Fruit of the Spirit Award if they taught the troop the character badges listed above.

 

Majoring in an Area of Discovery

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Major in Art" or other Area of Discovery around the colored gem)

 

As girls get older and start thinking about future careers, we encourage them to fully explore the areas they are interested in. Members at the Butterfly, Eagle, and Owl levels can earn a "Major" in any of the Areas of Discovery. To earn this award you must:

 

  1. Complete 6 badges from their chosen Area of Discovery
  2. Perform a minimum of 6 community service hours within their area
  3. Shadow someone for a day that has a career in their chosen area (minimum 6 hours)

 

For example, if you wish to major in the Discovery of Art, you may choose to earn the drama, rubber stamping, painting, stitching, musical instrument, and singing badges. Then you might choose to volunteer 6 hours helping out at your local community theater or to teach an art class for Parks and Recreation. Finally, you may choose to shadow a graphic artist or a sculptor for a day.

 

As Leaders teach badges and begin to fill up their uniform, they can remove 6 badges from one Area of Discovery and trade them for a Major pin in that Area. This way Leaders are still recognized for teaching the badges, but they can continue to make room for more.

 

Life Skills Achievement Awards

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Life Skills Achievement" around the level gem)

 

Many children graduate high school and enter the "real world" completely unprepared to take on the simplest tasks. In today's busy society, parents often find that it is faster to do chores themselves, than to take the time to teach their children how to do them. The Life Skills Achievement Award was written to ensure that girls at each level can perform skills that they will need later in life. These skills include household chores, personal grooming, physical skills, safety skills, financial skills, and basic living skills. To earn this award, girls must be able to complete each skill at their level. If there is a physical or mental handicap that makes it impossible for a girl to do a particular task, you may substitute that task with something within their capabilities. You may also substitute a task if you have religious restrictions, such as not eating meat. If you use substitutions, please notify Frontier Girls National Headquarters so that we can share your ideas with others.  Keep in mind the idea behind this award is for the girls to become proficient in each these skills, not simply perform them one time. (Make sure to follow all state and local age laws involving any of these requirements.) We highly recommend that every Frontier Girl earn this award at every level of Frontier Girls.

Penguin:

  1. Know your first and last name and the first and last names of your family members, especially parents, guardians, and frequent caretakers.
  2. Be able to spell your first name. Know the names of your street, city and state.
  3. Learn to play a simple group game and wait patiently for your turn.
  4. Assemble a simple 20-piece puzzle independently.
  5. Say sorry when you are wrong and ask for assistance when you need help. Learn simple manners such as saying please and thank you, how to politely address adults, and how to request help appropriately. Do not interrupt others when they are speaking. Simply place a hand on their arm until you have their attention and wait for them to address you.
  6. Listen to and follow simple instructions involving three steps without needing to be reminded what was asked. (Ex: Put away your doll, put on your shoes, and wait by the front door.)
  7. Count items up to 20, write numbers up to 20,and know how to count to 100 by rote. Also know basic shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, star, crescent and oval) and basic colors (red, yellow, green, blue, etc.).
  8. Recognize, name, write, and sound all the letters of the alphabet and know whether or not two words rhyme.
  9. Color inside the lines of a simple coloring book picture. Hold crayons or pencils in appropriate adult-grasp (with first two fingers and thumb) as opposed to a fist.
  10. Draw a face and be able to identify the different parts (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc.) and draw stick people.
  11. Know left from right. Play a game of Simon Says with a parent giving you directions such as turn left or take three baby steps to the right, etc.
  12. Help clean your room and help make your bed. Demonstrate that you can put your dirty clothes in the hamper and put your own toys away.
  13. Set the table with some assistance.
  14. Eat using all utensils and drink out of an open-top glass (not a sippy cup). Use polite table manners such as chewing with mouth closed, asking someone to pass you something instead of reaching for it, and using your utensils instead of your fingers to eat.
  15. Cut pictures out of magazines using child-safe scissors (with parental supervision).
  16. Understand the concept of whole, half and quarter.
  17. Sort items by size, shape, color, and function (what you eat with vs. what you fix you hair with). Be able to tell when an item does not belong. Match objects that go together: demonstrate your sorting skills by sorting dull knives, spoons, and forks into a silverware tray or by matching socks.
  18. Pay attention to a storybook story and be able to briefly tell who the main character is and one thing that happened in the story. Be able to identify the emotions of storybook characters (happy, sad, scared, etc.)
  19. Understand what is meant by: more, less, same, equal, bigger, smaller, in front of, behind, next to, on top of, inside, outside, up, and down . Learn simple opposites (up/down, hot/cold, etc).
  20. Sing simple songs, and repeat simple rhymes. Be able to sing a simple, single-verse song with all the words (like Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Mary had a Little Lamb, or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star). Be able to clap in a rhythm.
  21. When getting ready for the day, brush your own teeth and get yourself dressed, including getting your shoes on the correct feet. Brush your own hair. Demonstrate the ability to operate zippers, snaps and buttons
  22. Know how to cross the road safely using Stop, Look & Listen with parental supervision.
  23. Be able to pour milk or juice with some assistance; clean up spills, getting your own cloth. Help make a salad for dinner, including washing vegetables and tearing lettuce.
  24. Hop on one foot for several steps and jump and land with both feet together. Stand or hop on one foot for 10 seconds without losing balance. Jump 6-inches with both feet together.
  25. Throw a ball straight to another person and catch a ball thrown to you. Kick a large ball forward 10 feet without losing balance. When someone throws the ball, be able to catch it from a straight-arm position, trapping it against your chest.
  26. With parental supervision, put your face under water at a swimming pool or lake and blow bubbles.
  27. With your family establish an outdoor meeting place in case of a house fire, and develop a family stranger danger secret code word. (If someone you don't know does not know the family secret code word, you shouldn't go anywhere with them).
  28. Learn how to behave safely around animals you don't know.
  29. Be daytime potty trained. Properly wash your hands with soap, and know when hand washing is needed such as before eating or after using the restroom.
  30. Understand the basic difference between healthy and unhealthy foods

 

Otter:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete all Penguin Level Achievement skills
  2. Tie your shoes.
  3. Wash, dry, and brush your own hair
  4. Sweep the floor and use a dust pan
  5. Floss your teeth.
  6. Properly make a bed
  7. Sort laundry for washing; fold and put away your own clothes
  8. Tell time on an analog clock
  9. Demonstrate the proper way to hold and use a fork, knife, and spoon and where to place your napkin.
  10. Make a sandwich by yourself (including clean up)
  11. Pump yourself on a swing
  12. Ride a bike with no training wheels
  13. Swim 20ft without a flotation device
  14. Recognize the values of all US coins and be able to calculate change.
  15. Know your complete address with zip code, and phone number with area code
  16. Identify and be able to use a screwdriver, hammer, wrench, and pliers
  17. Know what to do in case of fire, including stop, drop & roll; stay low to the ground, don't open hot doors, fire escape plans, etc.
  18. Know how to treat small cuts, scrapes and bug bites.
  19. Properly turn on and shut down a computer
  20. Properly insert a CD or DVD into a computer and start movie/game/music
  21. Write a thank you note and properly address and stamp an envelope.
  22. Be able to identify any poisonous plants and dangerous animals in your neighborhood and what to do if you come in contact with them.
  23. Know how to dial 911 and what type of information you will need to have ready.
  24. Throw and catch a ball a distance of 10'
  25. Properly weed a small patch of your yard, showing how to pull weeds up by the roots.
  26. Plant and care for a seed and then transplant the seedling to a pot or garden.
  27. Help cook a simple recipe that includes cracking an egg
  28. Show an understanding of basic measurements (inch, foot, yard, mile, ounce, pound, ton, cup, pint, quart, gallon, teaspoon, and tablespoon)
  29. Walk one mile without complaint
  30. Walk 10' on a 4 inch wide beam

 

 

 

Dolphin:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete all Penguin and Otter Level Achievement skills
  2. Bake and frost a cake by yourself.
  3. Properly vacuum a room and demonstrate how to clean out the filter or change the bag
  4. Change the sheets on a bed
  5. Sew on a button
  6. Sew a simple seam
  7. Properly perform an introduction
  8. Properly mop a floor
  9. Hand wash and dry dishes
  10. Load and unload a dishwasher
  11. Swim 30 feet without a flotation device, tread water for 3 minutes, and float on your back for 2 minutes.
  12. Complete both a forward and backward roll (You can keep from being severely injured during a fall if you know the proper way to roll.)
  13. Throw and catch a ball a distance of 20 feet
  14. Know the basic Federal Flag Code rules
  15. Safely use a glue gun, be able to hammer in a nail, tighten and loosen screws with a screwdriver and bolts with a wrench.
  16. Use a can opener
  17. Demonstrate how to scramble eggs
  18. Fix a complete breakfast including at least one hot food
  19. Fix a complete dinner including at least one hot food

20.Wrap a present (with paper, no bags). Learn to fold the ends properly and make a "+" style ribbon tie using only one strand of ribbon.

  1. Tie two strings/ropes together using a square knot
  2. Know the words to the National Anthem and what they mean.
  3. Know how to use a phone book, dictionary, Atlas, and Encyclopedia
  4. Demonstrate how to safely use an internet search engine and research information online (only with parent's permission)
  5. Send an email
  6. Create a simple flier, card, or invitation using a computer
  7. Identify items in a basic first aid kit and know how to use them.
  8. Know proper first aid for blisters, minor burns or scalds, snakebite, nosebleeds, frostbite and sunburn.
  9. Prepare a budget for a meal, trip, party, or some other occasion.
  10. Properly clean a toilet

 

 

Butterfly:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete all Penguin, Otter and Dolphin Level Achievement tasks
  2. Do a complete load of laundry (sort, wash, dry, fold, and put away)
  3. Scrub showers and sinks, including cleaning out the drains
  4. Demonstrate how to properly fold the American Flag
  5. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used
  6. Demonstrate safe handling and cooking of chicken, beef, and pork.
  7. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
  8. Be able to give accurate directions to your house from several different locations in town.
  9. Demonstrate how to properly start, tend, and extinguish a fire (with adult supervision.) This can be in a fireplace, wood stove, or campfire pit.
  10. Know first aid for heat exhaustion, heat stroke, hypothermia, serious burns, puncture wounds from splinters, nails and fishhooks, an object in the eye, and shock.
  11. Demonstrate non-swimming water rescue methods including the following: reaching with an arm or leg, reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing a line or floatation device. Be able to explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted if a reaching or throwing rescue is possible.
  12. Plan, budget, shop for, and cook a complete meal
  13. Know your constitutional rights and obligations as a US Citizen
  14. Start a savings account and understand deposits, withdrawals, and balances.
  15. Send an email with a file attachment and a picture
  16. Have a complete understanding of the monthly bills it takes to run a house (mortgage/rent, gas/electricity, water, phones, cable/satellite, internet connections, food, trash, etc.)
  17. Know how to tell if your favorite produce is fresh and ripe.
  18. Understand standard measurements for length, width, perimeter, area, volume, height, and weight
  19. Be able to round to the nearest dollar and estimate the total cost of 5 items in your head.
  20. Be able to calculate 10% of any number in your head.
  21. Understand how our government works at the local, state, and federal levels.
  22. Understand our judicial system and your role within it (jury duty)
  23. Demonstrate an organized approach to achieving goals, including identifying and prioritizing tasks and setting and following an effective schedule
  24. Demonstrate your understanding of time management and useful tools that can be helpful (calendars, notebooks, computers, etc.)
  25. Demonstrate your ability to observe things around you. First, walk ¼ mile and try to remember how many cars you saw, what color they were, what type, where were they parked, etc. Walk it again and pay attention to the people you see. Were they male or female, what were they wearing how old were they, how tall, what color hair did they have, what color eyes, etc. Walk it a third time and observe the buildings. How many stories were they, how many doors and windows did each one have, what color was the main building, what color was the trim, did they pitched roofs or flat, etc. In times of war, crime, and emergencies, good observation skills become critical. To pass this requirement you do not need to have a perfect memory of everything you see. You DO need to understand the importance of observing things around you and how these details may be important in an emergency.
  26. Properly iron a pair of pants, shirt, and dress or skirt.
  27. Understand basic child care including how to properly hold, change, and feed and infant, child proof a room for a toddler, and provide appropriate snacks and entertainment.
  28. Know the difference between dry clean only, hand wash, machine wash, tumble dry, and line dry. Understand the consequences of not cleaning an item according to the instructions.
  29. Know the difference between different cooking terms including: fry, baste, broil, bake, saute, poach, whip, and mix.

30.Know what the Poison Control Center is and how to reach them if necessary.

 

 

Eagle:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete all Penguin, Otter, Dolphin, and Butterfly Level Achievement tasks
  2. Understand the concept of interest and how it can work both for and against you (investments vs. credit cards.)
  3. Interpret credit applications and recognize how to use and maintain credit.
  4. Explain how to obtain, maintain, and cancel household utilities
  5. Get your drivers license. (If your state law requires you to be 18 years old, this requirement is waived.)
  6. Be able to compute mileage and gasoline consumption
  7. Understand car insurance and what it does and does not cover.
  8. Be able to read a road map and give accurate directions to the driver from the backseat.
  9. While driving, be able to listen to and follow directions from someone reading a map
  10. Understand basic car maintenance including oil changes, tire pressure, tire rotation, air filters, and tune ups.
  11. Identify consumer protection resources available when confronted with fraudulent practices
  12. Identify procedures the consumer can follow if merchandise or service is unsatisfactory
  13. Be able to interpret product guarantees and warranties and how to use them.
  14. Demonstrate the proper use of savings and checking accounts, including the ATM and writing checks. Demonstrate how to properly maintain, and balance an account.
  15. Understand your family's medical history and be able to fill out a medical history form. (Ask aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.)
  16. Be able to interpret nutritional and related information listed on food labels
  17. Follow procedures for applying for a job, including interpreting and completing job applications, resumes, and letters of application.
  18. Understand procedures involved in interviewing for a job, such as arranging for an interview, acting and dressing appropriately, and selecting appropriate questions and responses.
  19. Understand wages, wage deductions, benefits, and timekeeping forms
  20. Understand how to fill out a voter registration card (and where to get one), interpret a ballot, and know where to get information regarding issues and candidates.
  21. Understand and be able to fill out a basic IRS EZ form. Understand all deadlines and penalties as well.
  22. Be able to identify and paraphrase pertinent information, defining fact from opinion, in readings as well as in conversations.
  23. Interpret statistical information used in news reports and articles
  24. Plan, budget, shop for, and cook one week's worth of meals.
  25. Prepare a breakfast, lunch, and dinner from scratch (no prepared or boxed foods allowed.)
  26. Prepare a complete household budget.
  27. Demonstrate your ability to comparison shop. Understand the need to balance quality with price. The best price is not always your best deal if the product is inferior.
  28. Understand how to check the references of someone you wish to hire. What questions should you ask? If necessary, how would you obtain a background check?
  29. Understand and be able to use public transportation.
  30. Understand the dangers and conveniences of purchasing items online. Know the difference between purchasing an item from an auction site verses an online store. Know your rights and responsibilities in each case. Look at a purchase form online and understand how to fill one out. If possible, actually make an online purchase. Be aware of online scams. Never use your ATM card online. Use a dedicated credit card.

 

 

Owl:

_____ 1.  Demonstrate the ability to complete all Penguin, Otter, Dolphin, Butterfly and Eagle Level Life Skill Achievement tasks

_____ 2.  Understand how to read a ballot and explain why it is important to read through every bill, proposition, candidate description, etc. before voting.

_____ 3.  Be able to explain ideals of the various political parties, including all smaller parties on a ballot such as the Green Party or the Tea Party.

_____ 4.  Vote in your local election, but only after completing #2 and #3. Be able to explain why you should never vote if you do not understand what or who you are voting for.

_____ 5.  Be able to explain the concepts of media bias and spin when watching, reading, or listening to the news.  Be able to explain the importance of getting your news from more than one source and getting both sides of every story.  Be able to compare and contrast two news stories on the exact same topic but presented through competing media.  Explain what each media source feels is the most important information to get across to the consumer and why it differs from other news sources.

_____ 6.  Get certified in First Aid

_____ 7.  Get certified in CPR

_____ 8.  Demonstrate how to change a tire.

______9.  Demonstrate how to jump start a car.

_____ 10.  Demonstrate how to tie a tie.

_____ 11.  Learn how to properly paint a room and paint one if possible.  Know what tools are necessary such as painters tape, drop cloths, edging brushes, etc.

_____ 12.  Make a short informative public speech.  This may be a simple update report at work, an announcement at church, etc. Anything that requires you to get up in front of a group of people and speak.

_____ 13.  Demonstrate how to make a good first impression:

Make eye contact

Have good posture

Give a firm handshake

Dress appropriately

Be aware of and stop any nervous fidgeting

Speak clearly

Do not interrupt

_____ 14.  Understand the importance of protecting your personal information and how to avoid identity theft.  (FTC Identity Theft website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft)

_____ 15.  Implement basic computer safety on all your devices.  This should include understanding how to create strong passwords, using firewalls, and anti-virus software, and recognizing risky links and fake emails.  If you have mobile devices or tablets, learn about various entry safeguards such as setting finger prints, swipe patterns, etc.

_____ 16.  Understand how to protect your privacy on the Internet and mobile devices.  Understand all privacy settings of any social program you use such as Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.  Understand that anything posted to the internet, even in private communications has the potential to be downloaded, saved, shared, and made public.

_____ 17. Know basic world geography including:

All seven continents

Locations of major U.S. cities including:

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Detroit, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Antonio, San Jose, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Columbus, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Memphis, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Honolulu, Anchorage and Washington D.C.

Locations of major world cities including:

Amsterdam, London, Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Bangkok, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Sydney, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Damascus, Delhi, Dubai City, Dublin, Han Noi, Helsinki,  Jerusalem, Kuala Lumpur, LIsbon, Madris, Manila, Moscow, Tokyo, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Toronto, Vienna, Venice, Zuirch.

_____ 18. Learn how to remove various stains including blood, grease, and dirt.

_____ 19.  Learn how to find a doctor, make an appointment, and what your health care options are.

_____ 20.  Know how stress affects your life and your health and how to develop positive coping skills that work for you.  Identify three ways to reduce or eliminate stress and practice for a week and evaluate the effectiveness of each strategy.

_____ 21.  Education does not end with high school or college, but should continue for the rest of your life. Set up a plan for continuing education.  This could be books you plan to read, subjects you wish to research, classes you wish to take, skills you wish to learn, etc.  Write down how you plan to continue your education.

______ 22.  Learn time management skills and create a general weekly and monthly schedule that will allow you to complete all your necessary activities and still leave some time to relax and have fun.

_____ 23.  Describe and research ways to search for a job (friends or relatives, newspaper ads, applying directly to an employer, temporary agencies, internet research, government agencies, school placement center).  Define transferable job skills and their value in getting a job. (Skills you get from different roles you play in life- such as athlete, volunteer, artist, friend, family member, co-worker, and how to bring this up on a resume/interview).  Describe ways to keep a job, ways to lose a job, and how to best deal with issues that may arise in the workplace.  Describe dress code as it pertains to various jobs.

_____ 24.  Learn how to safely plan and pay for travel. (http://www.usa.gov/topics/travel/tips.shtml)

Check out the seller. Ask tour operators and travel agents whether they belong to a professional association, then check to see if they are members in good standing. Contact your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau to find their complaint history.

Beware of unusually cheap prices and freebies. It could be a scam and you could end up paying more than the cost of a regular package tour.

Comparison shop. Determine the complete cost of the trip in dollars, including all service charges, taxes, processing fees, etc.

Make sure you understand the terms of the deal.. If you're told that you've won a free vacation, ask if you have to buy something else in order to get it. If the destination is a beach resort, ask the seller how far the hotel is from the beach. Then ask the hotel.

Pay by credit card. It's not unusual to make a deposit or even pay in full for travel services before the trip. A credit card gives you the right to dispute charges for services that were misrepresented or never delivered. If a travel agent or service provider tells you that you can't leave for at least two months, be very cautious-the deadline for disputing a credit card charge is usually 60 days and most scam artists know this.

Call your credit card company with your travel plans.  At least a week prior to your travel, call your credit card company to let them know where you are going and when you will be there.  Otherwise they may put a fraud alert on your account when they get charges from a location that is not normal for your account and your card will get declined.

Insist on written confirmations. Ask for written proof of reservations and dates.

Ask about cancellation policies. You may want to look into trip insurance for added protection. InsureMyTrip.com offers pricing and policy information on plans from different companies and describes the different forms of policies available.

Do not post your travel plans online.  Social media sites are great for staying in touch with friends, but advertising when your house will be empty is never smart and invites theft.  Wait until after your trip to tell all your friends about it.

If traveling outside the U.S., make sure to leave a copy of your passport with a friend or relative.  This way if yours is lost or stolen, they can at least fax it to the embassy to speed up the process of replacing it.

_____ 25.  Learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

_____ 26.  Learn how to put on snow chains or cables or how to drive in inclement weather in your area (hydroplaning, ice, flooding, high winds, etc.)

_____ 27.  Learn how to calculate a tip.  Average tip is usually 15% - 20% of the total bill. Simple trick to calculating a 20% tip. Move the decimal over one place to the left and double that total. So, if your bill is $100.00, it would be $10.00 x2 = $20. Or if your bill is $5.23, your tip should be .52 x2= $1.04.  Demonstrate this skill at a restaurant.

_____ 28.  Learn how to properly plant, care for, and maintain a plant, flower, shrub, or tree in your yard or home. Understand what type of plants grow in your area, what type of sun/shade they need, and how much water they require.

_____ 29.  Learn basic yard maintenance.  Understand how to use a lawn mower (if you have a lawn) and hedge trimmers as well as the proper way to pull weeds. Understand the safety issues of using chemicals to kill weeds and unwanted shrubs.

_____ 30.  Learn the warning signs of violence toward oneself and of violence toward others.  Make a list of local resources for getting help with violence.

 

Liberty Award

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Liberty Award" around the level gem)

 

Thomas Jefferson warned , "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Understanding the importance of American liberty, and how it was obtained, is crucial if we are to keep that liberty in the years to come.

 

To earn the Liberty Award, you must earn all five of the following badges at your level:

  • S. Constitution
  • Elections
  • Government
  • American History
  • Patriotism

Leaders may wear the Leader Liberty Award if they have taught this award to their troop.

 

Leadership Award

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "Leadership Award" around the level gem)

 

The leadership award was designed to encourage girls to take on leadership responsibilities and exhibit leadership skills . This award can be earned once at every level (not offered at the Penguin level). To earn the Leadership Award, you must do the following:

 

  1. Earn the Make A Difference Award at your level.
  2. Memorize the Frontier Girls Motto, Promise, and Creed.
  3. Earn the Take the Lead badge at your level.
  4. Earn at least 3 character badges that relate to leadership such as responsibility, diligence, honesty,

or patience.

  1. (Dolphins and above) Hold a leadership position either within the troop or within another group in

your community (through school, church, etc.).

 

 

Leaders may wear the Leader Award if they have taught this award to their troop.

 

 

WOW Award

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, "100 Badges Earned, around the level gem)

 

The WOW award is used to recognize girls who earn 100+ badges at any single level.

 

 

Gem Awards - Above and Beyond

(Worn around level tab - remains on vest when advancing levels. Pins say, " Emerald Award" or appropriate level, around the level gem)

 

Our higher awards are always designated by a gem in the center based on each level of Frontier Girls. Gem Awards are the highest award you can earn at each level. They acknowledge girls for going above and beyond just attending meetings and earning badges, and acknowledge them for their efforts in taking to heart the most important aspects of our program. To earn these awards you must do the following:

 

  • Earn one badge from each area of discovery at your level.
  • Earn at least one Servant's heart Award for each year of membership at your level.
  • Earn the Make a Difference Award at your level. (Does not apply to Penguins)
  • Earn the Life Skills Achievement Award at your level
  • Earn the Liberty Award at your level (Does not apply to Penguins)
  • Earn the Fruit of the Spirit Award at your level
  • Earn the Leadership Award at your level (Does not apply to Penguins)

 

 

Leaders may wear the Leader Ruby Gem Award if they have taught this award to their troop.