Issue #13 – March 2016
by Kerry Cordy
March 4th each year is a day of action when Quest members “March Forth” across the nation to spread the word about our program and learn about other Quest members around the country. Kids participate in activities and projects with national themes to honor their fellow Questers in other regions and states. March 4th (Forth!) not only gives kids a chance to celebrate inter-state or county friendships, but is also a reminder that they are part of a nationwide community.
The date March 4th was chosen as it is also the date that the first American Congress convened, marking the beginning of America as we know it today as they prepared to “march forth” as a nation.
Ideas for celebrating the day:
- March Forth! and take action by participating in a community service project on March 4th that demonstrates a character trait that Quest promotes.
- Wear your Quest uniform to school or around town for the day
- Make flyers or posters to advertise your club and try to recruit new members to Quest.
- Earn the SWAPs badge
- Make a presentation about Quest
- Tell a friend about Quest
New Badges We’ve Added!
Click on the badge to be taken to the requirements page.
The winner of our February Logo contest is Tricia Besant of
Harmony Meadows Quest Adventure Club! We hope you enjoy
your $10 Quest Clubs gift card!
We will be doing another logo contest for the month of March.
It will be starting Friday, March 4th. Check our Facebook page
or homepage for more details!
The Postal Service offers free Mili-Kits that contain all the supplies
needed for shipping items to military members overseas. Inquire at
your local post office for more information.
Leader – Scott Russell
I am honored to have been asked to share some of what the Frontiersmen of Troop 159 are doing. Greeting form Colorado Springs, CO. To go along with our outdoor skills, leadership, and our duty to God, we are now working on weekly “Being a Gentlemen skills”. Each week is something different, either having to do something or research where the tradition comes from. One week it was, hold the door open for their moms, grandmas, other ladies, and even their own sisters. Got some weird looks on why sisters where included. The no “disgusting noise at the dinner table” has been a mixed result and is a work in progress. Boys and their noises. The Frontiersmen also had to research why a lady would be on their left side and why the gentlemen would be between the road and the lady they are escorting. Young men need to learn God’s purpose for men, how to be leaders, and to live by a code.
I think one of the important responsibilities as parents, adult leaders, and advisor, is we need to be mentors to our youth. To help them to be leaders, to learn skills, and to develop confidence in themselves. In Frontiersmen Troop 159, our motto or moral compass is North – Duty to God, East – Duty to Country, South – Duty to Others, and West – Duty to Self. If we show our youth new and different skills, then soon those skills become a way of life. How we do this can come from many different ways, but we need to equip our youth to give them the chance to grow.
Lord Baden Powell (the founder of scouting in 1907) is one of my heroes in life. Frontiersmen troop 159 has many of his ideas as the foundation of our program. Look us up on our Facebook page Frontiersmen Troop 159 or ask what our Possibles Bag is used for.
See you around the campfire,
Here are some SWAPS we have received so far! We love how creative our members are. Remember that if you send us one
of your SWAPS, we will mail each member of your club one in return. Our address is:
426 Franciscan Trail
Redding, CA 96003
Far left: Jacob Ouellette of Quest Clubs made small fishing kits
that can be made to fit your fishing needs. They represent his love
Middle: 7-year-old Pioneers Kale and Jazmyn live on a Navy base in
Sasebo, Japan. They chose special charms that represent the food
and culture of Japan, including a white cat, sushi roll, navy anchor and
Far right: Frontier Girl Anastasia Andriso put shells and sea glass in a bottle
from beaches where she lives. She also included a cross because she
likes to go to church, and an artist charm because she is very artistic.