A Note From the Founder – Crazy Times
These are some crazy times we are living through right now and I just want to thank all of our members for all the support they have shown each other. Clubs and members from all over the country have been posting various ways to stay active during all the COVID 19 shutdowns. The sheer amount of creativity out there astounds me.
I am not sure what the next program year will look like for many clubs, but with all of us working together, we will figure it out and still provide great programs for our kids. If you are not already a member of our Quest Clubs Forum Facebook group, now is the time to join. Whether you are part of a club or an individual family, it is a great place to stay connected, get ideas, make friends, and share your accomplishments.
If you have some great tips for working on badges during the pandemic, please share them either through the Facebook Forum or by emailing me directly so that I can share them with others. It’s times like these I am so grateful for the grassroots community you have all built. Together we can raise a generation who are resilient, kind, creative, and leaders in their community.
Discounted Homeschool Memberships For Summer!
When schools were closed in late March, we opened up the Quest program free of charge through the end of May in an effort to make homeschooling more fun for those who were suddenly thrust into a new way of learning. I wish my business could sustain free memberships indefinitely, but unfortunately I cannot. For those who have loved the Quest program for the last few months and wish to continue over the summer I am offering 10% off your first year of a homeschool membership. Just use coupon code COVID19. Feel free to share the code with anyone you feel might enjoy the program. The coupon expires on August 31.
New Badges Posted
Every month we add more badges to our collection. This month we added:
Thie Famous Animal Specific badge may be earned for any specific famous animal you wish to study. The badge depicted is just a sample for one of the most famous St. Bernard’s in history, Barry.
18+ Frontier Girls and Quest Group
For those that think Quest is just for kids, think again. Our adult level is growing and Amanda Kavanagh one of our adult Frontier Girls in Indiana came up with the brilliant idea of getting some of our adult members from both programs together via Zoom. We have many adult members scattered across the country in both Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs who love to earn badges, but don’t have anyone to work on them with. Amanda solved that problem with Zoom by allowing members from several different states to all gather and get to know each other.
When asked what their group did exactly, Amanda responded, “We’ve just started so we haven’t done much but we discuss and work on badges and any other information we would like to share. Last week was the About Me Badge and States/Provinces (Specific) Badge for where we live. This week it’s the States/Provinces (Specific) Badge for where we wish we lived. We’re still deciding on a second badge to work on: Origami, parts of Disney/Disneyland/Magic Kingdom, or Jigsaw Puzzles.”
Join our Quest Clubs Forum Facebook group to find out when the next Adult meeting is and make some friends!
Support Our Service Members
Quest has always been a strong supporter of our active military, but sometimes getting care packages delivered can be a challenge without a direct contact overseas. I am proud to announce that we will now be working directly with MSgt. Les Greer at the USAF base in Qatar. Care packages will be distributed through a ministry on base called “Jack’s Place.”
If you would like to participate and send care packages, please read the message from MSgt Greer below that outlines what they are looking for and where to send them. If you have not sent care packages overseas before, it is usually best to use the flat rate boxes through the post office as they will only charge you domestic rates and you can pack the box as heavy as possible for no extra charge. Keep in mind the weather gets hot there so try not to send items that melt or have strong smells. Make sure to put anything that could smell or melt in separate ziplock baggies just in case.
Cards and posters are also always appreciated as they show our service members how much they are loved and appreciated. Just make sure not to use glitter which can make a mess and actually be a danger to our military if it gets on their clothing. Keep any cards, drawings, letters, etc. happy and upbeat.
LES GREER, MSgt, USAF
Superintendent, Religious Affairs
Thank you so much for offering to put together a few items for the Airmen here. Below is the list of popular items we distribute through our Airman Ministry Center “Jack’s Place”. I’ve also included our address. We understand the hard work it takes, especially during current times dealing with COVID. Anything you’re able to send is much appreciated! Thank you!!!
Please ship to:
APO, AE 09309