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(Discover Character)

By Doreen Olson

 

 

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* What is a volunteer (person)? What does it mean to volunteer (a thing you do)? Be able to explain it to someone.

 

_____ 2.* Find out at least three things a volunteer might do. Volunteer at least one hour of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

 

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2. Volunteer at least two hours of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

 

_____ 2.* Interview a Frontier Girl who is at least four years older or a troop leader. Find out how many ways she has volunteered.

 

Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. Volunteer at least four hours of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

 

_____ 2.* Find out why Frontier Girls has servants’ hearts. What is a servant? What are the parts of the Frontier Girls motto, creed, and promise that show how important volunteering is to Frontier Girls?

 

Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Volunteer at least six hours of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

 

_____ 2.* Learn how to receive thanks graciously and pass on compliments to others. Role play a situation where you are singled out and thanked publicly, but others who helped do not get thanked. What should you do?

 

Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. Volunteer at least eight hours of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

 

_____ 2.* The whole idea of a volunteer is to be self-less. However, there are sometimes rewards for volunteering. What are some ways people get “paid back” for volunteering?

 

Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2. Volunteer at least ten hours of your time to an organization, service project, someone in need, etc.

_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3. Find out how your community honors volunteers. If you can’t find any ways in your community, learn how some national organizations honor volunteers.

_____ 4. Find an organization that relies heavily on free volunteer labor. Learn the % of hours or work done by volunteers versus paid staff. How much money does each % represent? How much money does the volunteering save?

_____ 5. Learn the history of an all-volunteer (90%+) organization. Why is it all-volunteer?

_____ 6. Learn about people who spend all their time volunteering (35+ hours per week) with no pay. How do they get money to eat and live?

_____ 7. Find out about financial accountability for non-profit organizations. What is the difference between non-profit and all-volunteer? What is the job of a fundraiser? How does a fundraiser learn about wills and trusts?

_____ 8. What is a military draft? What is an all-volunteer army? When has our country had which kind of military and why?

_____ 9. Earn at least one Servant's Heart at your current age level.

_____ 10. Earn the Make-a-Difference award at your level.

_____ 11. Spend 5 (Dolphins and Butterflies) 10 (Eagles and Owls) hours volunteering for the same project or organization.

_____ 12. . Be responsible for all the set-up and clean-up for two service projects.

_____ 13. . Learn about some famous volunteers. Read a biography or watch a movie about a volunteer (this can be done a second time by Eagles and Owls, but you must choose a different movie/biography).

_____ 14. . Do a service project that is out of your comfort zone. Discuss what this means with your leader first and make sure your project will count. Report back to your leader when you are done.

_____ 15. Write thank-you notes to 2 (Penguins), 3 (Otters), 6 (Dolphins and Butterflies), 8 (Eagles and Owls) people who have volunteered to help with a project. It does not have to be your project. Sometimes it is very helpful for leaders to have assistance in expressing thanks to their helpers.

_____ 16. Learn two verses from the Bible, your own book of faith, or other quotes about the importance of servant hood.