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  2. Sarah

    Life Skills Requirements

    OK 👍 😄
  3. kacordy

    Pinnacle award

    At this time, lower levels can get multiple WOW! Awards. I may add another award in the future, but it will be awhile as they are very expensive to stock and I already added several new awards this year.
  4. kacordy

    Saola Animal Badge

    I have never even heard of one! Thanks for the resources.
  5. kacordy

    March 4th & State Badge ideas?

    Sounds like you already have more fun ideas than I have ever dreamed of! You could play Pictionary or Charades with the timeline items and put them in order as they are guessed. PIctionary would also be fun with the state symbols. If you are not doing too many state symbols, you can do a memory game where you place them all on a tray and have the kids look at them for 30 seconds. Remove one without them seeing and have them guess which is missing by naming the state it went with. For the symbols you could also give half your kids symbols and half the state it goes with and when you blow a whistle have them find their partner.
  6. kacordy

    Life Skills Requirements

    Driving would be fine. The goal behind the requirement is to learn to be observant as it comes in handy during emergencies.
  7. kacordy

    Pennsylvania Memorial Day Service

    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.
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  9. hisgem

    Pen Pal from France?

    This is a site that I've heard about. It's been around for a long while but I'm not sure how active it still is. http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/
  10. Sarah

    Life Skills Requirements

    Yes I could get one of my parents to drive me. That is a good idea thanks.
  11. COMamabear11

    March 4th & State Badge ideas?

    We had to postpone our March 4th meeting due to weather and scheduling conflicts, so it will be this coming week. Any fun ideas for learning the state symbols and/or timeline? This is our 8th March 4th meeting so I'm looking to freshen it up! We usually rotate between a Living Timeline, Timeline BINGO, Timeline Treasure Hunt and Symbol Matching Game, Symbol BINGO, HeadBandz Game.
  12. COMamabear11

    Support a service member project

    We switch it up every couple of months and create theme boxes - the soldiers really love those. Movie Night, Game Night, Outdoor Box (bubbles, chalk, water balls, etc).
  13. COMamabear11

    A Christmas fundraiser

    Great idea!
  14. COMamabear11

    Required community service

    We have cleaned, painted a bathroom, hosted a booth for their neighborhood carnival, babysat for a conference.
  15. COMamabear11

    Easter service project

    This is such a great idea!! I have a couple of girls looking for MaD project ideas so I'll be sharing with them. Thanks!
  16. COMamabear11

    Memorable meetings

    Our most memorable meeting was earning the Holiday (General) badge. Each family picked a different holiday and set up their own table to teach us about the day they picked. Christmas, Birthday, New Year's, St. Patrick's, Easter, etc. We did the same thing for Christmas Around the World and learned so much!
  17. COMamabear11

    End of year activity

    We have a family campout every year in June, a Backyard Campout in July and I take the B+ (Butterfly and up) girls on a trip in August that they plan and implement. The other leaders and I are just there for safety, transportation and crowd control. LOL We also added a Mother/Daughter campout in September last year that we hope to make a troop tradition!
  18. COMamabear11

    How to get girls involved in fundraising

    We keep an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of the individual accounts, giving a percentage of the total to the girls who participated. I also have levels of profit - the more the troop makes on a fundraiser, the higher the percentage that goes to the girls who helped. We've also done pizza parties and movie nights for participating girls. Sometimes, they earn patches instead. A couple of times we gave prizes to the top three. One year, I died my hair red & blue if they made a certain amount.
  19. COMamabear11

    Homeschooling

    We do both - plan badges around our homeschool studies/field trips and plan homeschool units around badges. Frontier Girls is a great fit either way!
  20. COMamabear11

    Life Skills Requirements

    Could you take a drive around instead?
  21. COMamabear11

    Make a difference award

    Our local REI camping/outdoor store donated items for prizes when we asked.
  22. COMamabear11

    Earning badges at a higher level

    Have you looked into the new awards? The Outdoor and STEAM Awards are not required for the Gem but you could spend the next year working on those requirements. Also, you could earn another WOW or Make a Difference Award. Check out the Majors as well! 🙂
  23. COMamabear11

    Major in an Area of Discovery

    I have had 5 kids earn the Major in Character. They shadowed a mission trip coordinator, a local rescue mission volunteer, a family pastor and a youth pastor.
  24. Sarah

    Life Skills Requirements

    This is one of the requirements for the Butterfly level Life Skills achievement. It is cold out and not great for walking. I was wondering if I should just wait in till it is warm outside or if there is an alternative, but I also don't want to do less of a job because it is cold out. Your thoughts? "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."
  25. lincolnQuestleader

    Saola Animal Badge

    I taught Saola's at co-op last week and wanted to share the resources I used in case anyone was going to work on the Saola for the animal badge. https://a-z-animals.com/animals/saola/ https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/saola http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/saola_facts/273/ The Saola was discovered in 1992 and is a very rare animal so it is hard to find information about it!
  26. lincolnQuestleader

    Pen Pal from France?

    My scout, daughter, wants a penpal from France. Any advice on how to make this happen?
  27. Sarah

    Earning badges at a higher level

    Wow nice. Most of those were the last ones i worked on too.
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