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    Resources

    It is posted on the Frontier Girls website under the Our Program tab. On Quest it is under the About Us tab. I always post links on the Facebook group when I post them and email them as well.
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    Craft ideas

    Ornaments, bookmarks, magnets, pencil toppers, friendship bracelets, note card sets, or scrabble letter magnets that say cute things. You can also have a do it yourself craft booth where you simply offer the supplies and customers get to make their own small craft for a nominal fee.
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    Resources

    Everything on Curiosity Untamed is free of charge. Badge requirements and membership only resources will still be on the Frontier Girls and Quest websites. The main websites are just becoming too full and so finding resources is difficult. I plan to get the main websites down to just the actual programming, forms, badge tracking software etc. and move all crafts, games, ceremonies, songs, meeting plans, etc. to Curiosity Untamed where I can more easily categorize them. The 'How To" stuff to actually participate will still be on the main websites, but all the extra ideas will be on Curiosity Untamed. For example the entire list of badge requirements for the Bubbles badge will be on the main website, but Curiosity Untamed may have various bubble crafts, science projects or field trip ideas posted to help you earn the badge.
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    How to get girls involved in fundraising

    Troops/Clubs may use their money in any way they wish (as long as their charter organization agrees if they have one.) Frontier Girls LLC stays out of troop/club fundraising. Personally I prefer keeping books regarding who helped (and to what extent) at each fundraiser and allocating a percentage of funds to those kids which can then be used for events, extra badges or awards, their registration, uniform, etc. If a parent won't let their child participate in fundraising it just means they will need to pay more out of pocket. If they can't participate due to schedule conflicts, etc. the parent is welcome to work with the leader to coordinate another fundraiser that their child can attend to earn more funds, but the parent would need to organize and coordinate it. Leaders cannot be expected to cater to every child's schedule, especially when you have a troop that is 20-50 strong.
  5. What about homeschoolers like me that both base lessons on badges as well as find badges that fit my lessons?
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    Awards Section

    Just added it. Thanks!
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    Make a Difference Award

    It really depends on what your project is. Once you decide on a project, you will need a timeline of when things need to be accomplished. You will need to figure out what supplies you need and where you plan to get them. Do you need to raise funds? Who can you get to help you organize and complete the project? If this is an ongoing project that will need volunteers after you are finished, who will be taking over management of the project? If you can provide a bit more information, I could be a bit more specific.
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    Resources

    Badge requirements will only be available via a paid membership on either the Frontier Girls or Quest websites. Only free resources will be available on Curiosity Untamed.
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    Major in an Area of Discovery

    It is not cheating to shadow a parent if their career has something to do with the Area of Discovery. That is simply using your resources wisely. Just because you do not plan to be a preacher does not mean you cannot learn how good character plays a role in his job. The character skills he needs can be transferred to careers in psychology, social work, teaching and so much more. When you shadow someone for a major award the idea is to see what type of skills/character traits may be needed for a job in this area, not necessarily what that particular career is.
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    How to get girls involved in fundraising

    You may not receive Servant's Heart hours for volunteering at your own fundraiser, but you may use them to help earn the fundraising badge and to complete certain requirements in a variety of badges such as various character badges, Entrepreneur, Budgeting, etc. The easiest way to get them to participate is to make a percentage of the fundraiser go toward specific girl expenses such as their dues, camping fees, cost of personal awards and badges, etc. This way a portion of the funds goes toward general troop expenses, but a portion also goes towards the girl's expenses which gives them an incentive to participate. I also tell parents that the more girls that participate, the more money is earned which means less expense for everyone. If no one participates, then parents will have to come up with the money needed to run the troop through increased dues and fees.
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    Craft ideas

    Depends on the time of year and type of event. Is it a holiday craft fair? School craft fair? Church craft fair? What is the demographic? Is it mostly geared towards kids? Adults? Certain parts of the community? The crafts I would choose to sell at a Christmas craft fair would be different than those at a small summer craft fair. It also depends on if you want high dollar crafts where you just need to sell a few, but make good profit, or if you are looking to sell small inexpensive items where you need to sell a lot to get to the same profit level.
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    Pinterest

    I need to add new pins! I keep forgetting to add new ideas. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Resources

    Most of the resources on the Frontier Girls and Quest sites will be moving over to Curiosity Untamed to make them easier to find and search. It will also help consolidate resources so everything is available to both programs.
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    Major in an Area of Discovery

    You could shadow any sort of volunteer or anyone in a career that must show good character. You could shadow the pastor of a church or youth coordinator, a nurse, a teacher, etc. My husband is a financial advisor and he holds people's financial well being in his hands. Good character is essential to his job. Think about people around you who need to exhibit good character traits to do well at their job.
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    Founders Day

    September 20 is Kerry Cordy's birthday and she is the founder of Frontier Girls and Quest. The best birthday present Kerry could receive is a letter or email telling her why you love Frontier Girls or Quest. Ideas for celebrating this day include: Sending a letter or email telling Kerry what you love about Frontier Girls or Quest. Sending Kerry a picture of your troop/club Take the Quiz about the founding of Frontier Girls and Quest and see how much you know! Founder's Day Quiz: 1. When was Frontier Girls founded? 2. When was Quest Founded? 3. Who founded Frontier Girls and Quest? 4. Who inspired the creation of Frontier Girls and Quest? 5. Where was Frontier Girls and Quest founded? 6. Kerry Cordy started Frontier Girls when she was how old? 7. How many daughters does Kerry have? 8. What are Kerry's daughter's names that she started the program for? 9. Who founded the Penguin/Preschool Level? 10. Who founded the Owl/Adult Level? 11. Who was the WOW! Award created for? Answers: 1. January 19, 2007 2. 2010 (Quest has no specific birthdate as it was a spin off the the Frontier Girls program) 3. Kerry Cordy 4. Sandy Yearwood, Kerry's mother and Girl Scout leader. 5. Redding, California 6. 37 years old 7. Two 8. Katie and Kristine 9. Diana Havir and Sylvia Duke - These leaders of Troop #109 had preschoolers as part of their troop for several years before finally convincing Kerry to add them to the program. 10. "Dingo" from Frontier Girls troop #157 - While several adults had requested this level, Dingo was the first to present a plan of action and convinced Kerry to add it. 11. Abby Olson of Troop #101 - When Frontier Girls first started we only had 80 badges and Abby was determined to earn every one of them. As more badges were added Abby complained that if we kept adding new badges all the time she would never be able to earn them all. Kerry promised her that if she could earn 100 at a single level that she would create an award for her. Of course Abby has earned her WOW! award at every level.
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