(All information on this page was taken from the national site: www.frontiergirlsclubs.com)
Frontier Girls was founded on January 19, 2007 as an alternative to Girl
Scouts to provide a scout like program that goes back to the values and
goals of the original Girl Scouts. Our mission is to raise women of honor
to be the mothers and leaders of the future through life skills,
leadership, character building, teamwork and service to others.
Frontier Girls focus is on:
A Love of Learning
Frontier Girls Motto
If you see a need, Take the lead!
Frontier Girl Promise
I promise to love God ,
Be loyal to my country ,
and to love my neighbor as myself.
Frontier Girl Creed
As a Frontier Girl
I will be Loving, treating others as I would like to be treated.
I will be Joyful, finding the blessings in every situation.
I will be Peaceful, respecting others opinions and beliefs.
I will be Patient, persevering toward my goals despite obstacles.
I will be Kind, respectful to all and willing to help others at all times.
I will be Good, pure in all I do, think, and say.
I will be Faithful to my God and loyal to family, friends, and country.
I will be Gentle, taking special care of those weaker or less fortunate than I.
I will have Self Control, using my time, materials and talents wisely,
and being accountable for my own actions.
(Troop #112 was started in 2010 and serves Weddington, Waxhaw, Marvin and surrounding areas. We have been working closely with the community to serve our veterans and those in need. Contact us for more information . . . firstname.lastname@example.org)
Frontier Girls as an Alternative to Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts have been a part of American life for nearly a hundred years. Most women today have wonderful
memories of earning badges, going camping, singing Christmas carols, and learning a variety of useful skills
within their scout troop.
According to the Girl Scout website, "Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on
March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to
develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and
into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how
to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid."
Over the years the Girl Scouts have consistently changed their program in an attempt to keep up with the times
and keep girls involved. Unfortunately, the newest program to evolve, Journeys, is no longer a good fit for many
families seeking the traditional Girl Scout experience. For this reason, we created Frontier Girls Clubs.
Frontier Girls is a scout like club for girls ages 5-18 that we offer as an alternative to the Girl Scout program. We
focus on patriotism, traditional values, community service and a love of learning. Patriotism is a character trait we
take very seriously in Frontier Girls. All meetings begin with a formal flag ceremony and girls are taught a proper
respect for both flag and country. We are also a strong supporter of our military personnel and veterans.
Frontier Girls Clubs dedicates an entire section of its program to teaching the girls good character traits such as
honesty, responsibility, modesty, and joy, and encouraging them not only to participate in community service
projects, but to organize their own.
Frontier Girls Clubs offers over 1200 individual badges. With the invention of the Internet, most families, even in
rural communities, have access to unlimited information, if not in their own homes, then at least through the public
libraries. Because of this access to information, we are able to offer badges on virtually any subject a girl wishes
to learn about. Girls today have more opportunities than at any other time in our history. Their interests vary
from basic home skills and crafts to cutting edge science and technology. Whether a girl wants to learn about
dairying and farming, or about aviation and rocketry, we offer badges for just about anything.
Frontier Girls Clubs are very flexible for busy families today. Our program is designed to work with multiple ages
in a single troop, all working on the same badge at the same time, but at differing skill levels. Some troops are
large with a wide age range, while others are small and may consist of a single age group. Some troops meet
every week, some just once a month. Many of our troops work closely with local Boy Scout or Cub Scout troops.
Frontier Girls honors the badge requirements of other programs as long as they are age appropriate. Troops can
therefore work alongside their local Boy Scouts and use their requirements to earn a badge through Frontier Girls.
While Girl Scouts still has a lot to offer the girls of today, each family is different and should research the various
scouting style options that are available today. Frontier Girls is just one. Before making a decision for your
family, you may also wish to look into:
American Heritage Girls
Pilgrims of the Holy Family
Keepers of the Faith
Good luck and happy hunting!