Issue #89 - March 2019
A Note From the Founder - I am Loved!
by Kerry Cordy
February 20 was Leader Appreciation Day for Frontier Girls. This date was chosen for our program as it was my mother's birthday and she was the inspiration behind my desire to create Frontier Girls. Over the years many troops had gotten in the habit of sending birthday and appreciation cards to "Grandma Sandy" on this day. As many of you know, after many years of battling Alzheimer's, my mother passed away in December. This is her first birthday I had to spent without her and it was quite emotional. What a wonderful surprise when I checked the mail that evening to find a huge envelope of cards not to my mother, but "Be Happy" cards for me from troop #159 out in Colorado. They knew it would be an emotional day for me and took the lead to make sure I knew I was loved and to help brighten my day. Thank you!
Scholarship Deadline is April 1!
If you know of a Frontier Girls who qualifies to apply for one of our three continuing education scholarships, the deadline to apply is April 1. Visit our Scholarships page of the website for more details on qualifications.
In an effort to populate our new forum with useful information we are running a contest for the next two months. This forum combines all questions for Frontier Girls and Quest as well Curiosity Untamed. Every time you ask a question or answer a question for someone else you will be entered into a drawing to win $50. If you don't see a forum category that suits your question, please email me at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to add a new category.
The drawing will take place on April 1.
Click the image below to go directly to the forum or visit forum.curiosityuntamed.net.
New Badges Posted!
Frontier Girls in Space!
Its a first! We have our first Frontier Girl space traveler. Her name is Flat Noelle and she is part of Ellen Smith's troop in Pennsylvania. Flat Noelle had the honor of riding along on Virgin Galactic's new space plane. Read the full article on the space flight here:
What is a Badge Hound?
By Kerry Cordy
Over the years many people have heard me refer to "badge hounds" and wondered what in the world I was talking about. A "badge hound" is someone who can sniff out a badge in everything they do and earn hundreds of badges at each age level. Amelia Nankivell and Abby Pawlowski are the perfect examples of badge hounds. Right now the girls have about 600 badges between them. They are both trying to earn one more WOW! Before they move up to Dolphin this summer.
The longer girls participate in the Frontier Girls program, the more they begin to "think in badges." After awhile everything around them becomes a learning opportunity. Pretty soon they can't celebrate a holiday without wondering what the history of it is, or learn a new sport without wondering what careers there might be in their future. Anything and everything becomes something to wonder about and question.
Are you a badge hound?
Troop #213 Sings National Anthem for Harlem Globetrotters
by Lori Shaw
I cannot begin to tell everyone how proud I am of these girls. We were given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a recent Harlem Globetrotters Game and they sung "loud and proud". The best part was hearing the players tell the girls how great they did and "high fiving" them as they were leaving the court. Proud leader moment. Special thanks to Cori Adams for our photography and Patty Ann for being at the back of the pack.
If your troop is interested in singing the anthem or performing the opening flag ceremony for a Harlem Globetrotters event, please contact Kerry Cordy at email@example.com and she will put you in touch with them.
The National Park Service and National Fossil Day partners are sponsoring an art contest to celebrate the 10th annual National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, during Earth Science Week. The theme for this year's art contest is: