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Issue #90 - April 2019

A Note From the Founder - Thanks For Your Support!

by Kerry Cordy

Last month we tried something new and decided to participate in the first online homeschool convention.  The 3 day event turned into four as the first day the servers crashed from too much traffic and they were forced to add an extra day.  In spite of the fact that the servers kept crashing, making views our online booths nearly impossible, several die hard Frontier Girl members stuck it out (one for 5.5 hours!) until they were able to post a review of the Frontier Girls program to help us out.  While overall, the convention was a disappointment as far as exposure and new members, it did serve to show me just how loyal and amazing our current membership is.  That so many of you would take the time to leave a review in the first place was an honor and for those who persisted through the server crashes to actually get them posted, I applaud you.  Well done!  It is times like this that remind me why our community is so special.  I have never met a group more willing to engage and support one another in every way imaginable.  Thank you for living our motto, "If you see a need, take the lead!"

 

 

Month of the Military Child 2019

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and supported by many other organizations such as the DoDEA.  As we have many military families involved with Frontier Girls we encourage you to support your local military kids.

Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/month-of-the-military-child/#ixzz5iBZfhPnk

New Badges Posted:

Archaeology, County/State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Get Together!

submitted by Ellen Smith

 

For PA, NY, NJ, and MD troops
 
I am sure most local troops will be marching in their own parade, for Memorial Day, but I still wanted to invite everyone out! 
 
We will be having our ceremony at the, now 2 year old, Veteran’s Memorial and Memorial Tree that our troop put together. Master Sergeant, Cory Laguna, is having a flag flown over the USS Missouri sent to us, and dedicated to all veterans, in commemoration of the 2019 Memorial Day Dedication, for our troop to perform our flag ceremony with. 
 
Schuylkill Frontier Girls will be holding a Memorial Day Service, at the new veteran’s memorial, on Parkway, in Schuylkill Haven, at 8:00 am, on Memorial Day! All active military and veterans are encouraged to attend, so we can honor them for their sacrifices!
 
Pastor Howard Fernsler, retired Navy, will be leading our service in prayer. RSVP is required, as our troop will be providing active military and veterans with a small gift!
 
Any homeless or low-income veteran will be treated to a free pancake breakfast, following the service, at the Schuylkill Haven High School, courtesy of Schuylkill Frontier Girls. 
 
Please contact Ellen Smith, (570) 573-8920, James Spink, (570) 617-3330, or message the Schuylkill Frontier Girls’ Facebook page, to RSVP.

Contest

Our American Eagle has hidden himself somewhere in our website. Everyone who finds the correct page that the eagle is located on will be put into a drawing to win one of five $5 coupons for our store.  Help us improve our search engine ratings by clicking on as many pages as possible until you find the eagle seen below.  Then email kerry@frontiergirls.com with your name, troop number and age level along with which page you found the eagle on to be entered in the drawing.  all entries must be received by April 30, 2019. 

 

contest eagle

 

Bug Snacks

The insects badge is a great way to kick off spring and what better way to get started than by making a bunch of healthy bug snacks.  Check out this  great blog post from Nature's Path on how to make a variety of adorable snacks from fruit and vegetables.  This site is not a part of the Frontier girls program, so visit at your own risk.

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/recipes/fruit-vegetable-bug-snacks/

Youtube/Godtube Contest!

Help us promote Frontier Girls by creating a short video about what Frontier Girls means to you or your troop and posting it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice.  There will be two prizes, $100 for the best video featuring a Frontier Girls troop, and $50 for the best video featuring an individual Frontier Girl.  Complete rules are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY:  This contest is open to all registered members of Frontier Girls and their immediate family.  

TO ENTER:

(a.)  Create video about what Frontier Girls means to you or your troop and post it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice.  Email a link to your video to kerry@frontiergirls.com along with your name, and troop # if it is a troop entry, and your complete mailing address.  Entries must be received no later than May 31, 2019.   You may enter as many times as you wish.

(b.)  Submissions may include materials which are in the public domain or for which you have obtained the prior written permission or clearance of the owner.  Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party.

(c.)  The words, "Frontier Girls" must appear in the title of the video and it must include #frontiergirls.

(d.)  Any video that uses profane language (including in music lyrics attached),  or in any other way disparages the name of Frontier Girls, will be required to be removed from the Internet immediately and the entry will be disqualified.

(e.)  Each video may only be entered one time.  If more than one person in a troop submits the same video, the first person to submit the video will be considered the official entrant.  Any disputes regarding troop video submissions will be taken up with the registered Frontier Girls troop leader of that troop.  Money awarded for the troop video is awarded to the troop, not the individual and will be sent to the troop leader.  

(f.) ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT SATISFY ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DISQUALIIFIED.

 

SELECTION OF WINNING ENTRIES:

Judging of the submitted entries will take place between June 1 and June 15, 2019.  Kerry Cordy, founder of Frontier Girls, will have final judgement.  Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

(a.)  How well the video conveys what Frontier Girls is all about.

(b.)  Creativity

(c.)  Quality of the production

There will be one winner of $100 for the chosen video submitted featuring a Frontier Girls troop that will be awarded to the winning troop, and one individual winner of $50 for the chosen video featuring an individual member.   Winners will be announced in the July 2019 Frontier Girls Newsletter.  Links to all submitted videos will be posted on the Frontier Girls website.

Newsletter Help Needed!

We need entries for the following newsletter sections:

Tips and Treasures - Send us your great ideas for making Frontier Girls easier and more fun.  These might be organizational tips for meetings, great websites for badges, or anything else you think might benefit other members.

Girl of the Month – We would like to highlight a different girl each month and tell how Frontier Girls is making a difference in her life.  If you have a Frontier Girl that you think would be a good role model for others in the program, please send us her story and attach her picture. (Yes, you can nominate yourself if you have something great to share!)

Activities and Adventures – Has your troop done something fun and unusual?  Send us pictures and a write up so that we can show others what you are doing and give them some inspiration to try new things.

Fundraising - Do you have some tried and true fundraisers you could share?

Games - We would love to give instructions for various games, both indoor and outdoor, that your troop enjoys playing and would like to share with others.

Pointers for Patriots – Know of any tips, websites, or discounts for military families?  Let us help you spread the word to other military families in our program.

Amazing Volunteers – Is your troop leader outstanding?  Do you have a parent helper that really keeps things running smoothly?  Maybe you have a fundraising coordinator that helps your troop raise funds for its activities.  This is the place to give them a little public credit and a thank you for all they do.

If you would like to send in articles or ideas for any of the categories above, please email them to kerry@frontiergirls.com with the subject line Newsletter.