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    Requirements as a Pioneer

    In Frontier Girls we focus on the intent of the requirement. As long as the knowledge or skill we are trying to teach the girl gets done, exactly how does not matter. You are always welcome to adapt requirements in any way necessary as long as the core idea gets across. For example if the requirement says to write a paragraph about something, but your daughter would rather give a short speech, or make an informational poster, that is fine. The idea is show that you have a full understanding of the subject matter, not to find out how good your writing skills are. If a Life Skill says to learn to ride a bike, but your child has a physical disability that makes that impossible, look at the intent of the requirement. The intent is to give the child an independent way to get around that is faster and more efficient than walking. Using a specialized tricycle or wheelchair would work or for older girls, learning to use the bus system, taxis, or Uber would also work. Feel free to think outside the box. You are also welcome to add any new optional requirements you come up with. Many times families have local opportunities to learn about specific badges that others may not have and have not thought of. You are always welcome to add your own optional requirements as long as they teach something valuable about the badge subject matter.
  2. Each Frontier Girls troop or Quest Club is independently owned and operated. Unlike other scouting style programs, Frontier Girls LLC is not a 501(c)3 non-profit and is not an organization that you join. We simply sell membership subscriptions to our websites, similar to purchasing curriculum, where you will find all of our programming materials and a license to use our name and uniform in your youth programming. Most troops or clubs are owned and operated by a local non-profit such as a church, school, veteran's organization, etc. as part of their youth programming which we call Charter Organizations. Having your troop/club operated by a non-profit will provide you with liability insurance, financial oversight, a place to meet, and non-profit status which helps with fundraising. Brainstorm organizations in your community that you think would be a good fit with the Frontier Girls or Quest program. Examples might include: Churches Schools (both public and private) Veteran's Organizations (American Legion, VFW posts, etc.) Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, etc. Homeschooling Co-ops YMCA 4H Local Library Local businesses such as fitness clubs or country clubs Local Fire Departments, gun clubs, and recreational associations have also been known to charter troops and clubs Brochures and other materials are available upon request to help in making presentations to potential charter organizations. You may also download the following materials that may help you with getting an organization to charter your Frontier Girls troop. While these letters are designed for the Frontier Girls program they can be adapted for use in the Quest program by simply substituting your club name and logo if you have one and adapting the wording to meet the needs and goals of your individual club. Finding a Charter Charter Agreement Charter Letter to Churches Charter Letter to Schools Charter Letter to Veterans Organizations Charter Letter to Community Organizations
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