Issue #11 – January 2016
by Kerry Cordy
For those of you who are unaware, our main forum is the Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook group. If you are not already a member, please join. This is the best place to connect with other leaders and parents from around the country. While I am always available to answer questions regarding the Frontier Girls program, sometimes getting the perspective directly from other members can give you a lot more ideas and options. This forum is also a great place to show off your daughter, or troop’s, accomplishments to share with others.
New Quest Store!
We just launched our new Quest store which will hopefully make ordering a bit easier. We are still working out the bugs so if you have any problems, please let us and and we will get them sorted out.
Beginning later this month we will be running several contests so make sure to “Like” our Quest Clubs Facebook page to stay up to date on the most recent offerings! Make sure to subscribe to the newsletters as well to get on our email list.
Tips and Treasures from Our Members
submitted by Christina Diaz Hunt
If anyone is working on their Herbs, history of medicine, wildflowers, or even the outdoor safety badges or possibly I may write a Wildcrafting (aka the harvest and use of wild plants as food or in medicines or remedies) badge, my kiddos and i have been playing this awesome game called Wildcraft. It’s a cooperative board game that teaches about 25 different medicinal plants and things they are used to treat. It’s a very simple candyland type game and only teaches in very general terms (ie it doesn’t tell you what part of the plant to use, how to harvest it, or how to prepare it) but it uses very accurate illustrations and uses both the common and scientific names for each plant. It also has a free companion download for older kids that not only expands the story but also incorperates teaching safety etc. Anyway, thought y’all might enjoy it!
Toys for Tots
Quest Rangers Outpost 241 ( NC ) working with the “Toys for Tots” program, sponsored by the US MARINE CORPS Reserves. We’re honored to be able to make a difference in the lives of needy children during this Christmas season.
Lowes Build n Grow
Galileo’s Stars did a Lowe’s Build n Grow workshop (built the Christmas train) as part of the Woodworking badge. We also went to a Horse Farm Open House and worked with a miniature horse (and learned how to care for one) for part of our Horse badge. (Even learned the basics to lassoing!) The weather was beautiful here and we snacked on the front lawn.
Quest Rangers Outpost 241 ( NC ) Rangers and Ranger Girls Troop 241 ( NC ) conducting Knife and Hawk (tomahawk) Merit Badge training on 12 December 2015…. Rangers learned the history of theses tools, their multiple uses, how to care for and sharpen, and how to safely handle, cut with, use, and throw knives and tomahawks… 3 sticks in the targets out of 10 throw attempts earned this coveted merit!
So Tehachapi Mountain Scouts built a float and entered it into our local light parade for Christmas. We had a blast. Our kids were interviewed by the news, and they did a quick slideshow of some of the goings on:
The 12th photo is of some of our scouts (no uniforms yet still getting orders) and our new banner. Out of 60 floats i thought it was cool one of our photos made it!