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Frontier Girls Troop 377

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December 1, 2021

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
The Church has announced that we can once again meet in the Scout Room. We have been asked to follow the mandates in place by the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time the meeting is occurring. CPC requires everyone using their facilities to wear a mask or face covering. Watch for more information.


THE MOST RECENT COVID-19 GUIDANCE FROM THE BSA – UPDATED 6/2/2021
Be sure you’re familiar with the most recent COVID-19 Guidance from the BSA as they will affect our Frontier Girls Troop as well. As COVID-19 continues to be an issue, check the BSA COVID-19 FAQ for the most recent guidance for Scouting activities. For more information, click HERE.


A Note from the Founder: Old Memberships Locked Out – UPDATED 11/2/2021
Thank you so much for everyone’s patience as we merged the Curiosity Untamed, Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs websites. While the majority of the merge seems to have gone fairly smoothly, I have discovered one major issue. All active auto-renew memberships purchased on the Frontier Girls website or on the Quest website prior to the summer of 2020 are not connected properly to the new website. While the auto-renew still works and payments are made on time, they do not reconnect back to the Curiosity Untamed website and end up locking members out.

Unfortunately there is no easy fix for this particular problem. If your membership renewal gets processed and you get locked out of the website, please email me at kerry@curiosityuntamed.com and I will manually restore your access. If you would like to avoid being locked out upon renewal each year, I can cancel your current membership and give you a coupon code to purchase a new one at your current price that will connect properly in the future. I am so sorry for all the hassle.

If you find other issues with the new website such as no access, broken or incorrect links, or missing files or information, please email to let me know and I will get them fixed as quickly as possible. Thank you so much for everyone’s patience during this transition.


IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES: We will list our most important Troop news updates in this section. So please check back often for new notices, new information about upcoming events, or even reminders about upcoming events. Events from the region as well as those locally are listed further down on this page.

FUNDRAISER ORDER PICK-UP – December 5

TROOP MEETING – December 5

CHRISTIANSBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE – December 10

JOINT ACTIVITY: PACK MEETING – December 16

FUNDRAISER MONEY DUE – December 19

TROOP MEETING – December 19

CHRISTMAS – December 25

NEW YEAR'S DAY – January 1, 2022


PACK MEETING:
This is a reminder that our Pack meeting for this month will be held on December 16 at the Church. This meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and will feature our Christmas Spirit theme night with plays and skits.

JANUARY PACK MEETING:
Our January Pack meeting is our “Red, White, Blue, and Gold Banquet,” which is scheduled for January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Church. This is a family event and all members are invited to attend. We ask that all who plan to attend bring their favorite family vegetable dish, side dish, or salad as this is a potluck style affair.

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FUNDRAISER UPDATE:
First, thanks to all who participated in our fundraiser. We are expecting delivery of the products the first of this month and will get the product to you shortly thereafter. The last day to turn your money is December 19. Please make checks payable to Troop 377.

TROOP DUES:
It is time for us to collect dues. Dues are $25.00 for Penguins (ages 3-5), Otters (grades K-2), Dolphins (grades 3-5) and $30.00 for Butterflies (grades 6-8), Eagles (grades 9-12), and Owls (adult participants) per Frontiering year. Remember, you are still responsible for paying and maintaining your membership fees with Frontier Girls, LLC. Please make sure that your membership doesn’t lapse as you will not have access to their website to get the badge requirements.

Dues need to be paid on or before December 16. If for some reason you have an issue paying your dues, please contact the Cubmaster so that other arrangements can be made to help get them paid. Remember, there is a $5.00 discount per frontier / scout for families with more than one frontier or scout in any of our Family of Scouting programs. You may pay your dues at any Troop or Pack meeting. Please make checks payable to Troop 377. If you have any questions about your dues, do not hesitate to contact the Troop Committee.

CHRISTMAS PARADE:
The Christmas Parade is set for December 10. We will meet in the Church parking lot at 6:00 p.m. so that we can walk together to get in our place for the Parade. We will be walking this year and any and all family members are invited to walk with us. Normally we do not attempt to wear our uniforms because of the cold temperatures and the coats everyone wears that cover up the uniforms. The forecast for this year appears to be cool with temperatures forecasted in the upper 40’s with no chance of snow/rain. Regardless, please dress appropriately, preferably in layers. This year, refreshments will be served in the CPC Youth Center (the building behind the playground) following the parade. We will also be collecting dues, shirt money, and fundraising money at this time as well. Make sure checks are payable to Troop 377.

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TROOP CLASS B UNIFORMS (SHIRTS and HOODIES):
We have been taking orders from those who are interested in getting Troop shirts and hoodies. We are now in the process of collecting money for them. So, if you still want to get a shirt and/or hoodie, then we need you to get your money turned in on or before Thursday, December 16 at the Pack meeting. Please make checks payable to Troop 377.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
It is time for bad weather to come. Just remember that all Frontiering / Scouting functions are canceled if the weather does not support the activity. If school is canceled the day of a den meeting or Pack meeting, so will that meeting be canceled. Because of the planning involved in the Red, White, Blue and Gold Banquet and the Pinewood Derby, they will not be canceled except for extreme bad weather.

TROOP MEETINGS:
We are scheduled to meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 2-4 p.m. in our Scout Room. The will be some occasions when we will have to move a meeting to another Sunday in order to accommodate another activity. Remember, CPC requires everyone using their facilities to wear a face mask or face covering.

UNIFORMS:
Just a reminder that Class A uniforms are required for all our frontiers and are to be worn in their entirety to all frontiering functions unless otherwise noted. For more information about Frontier Girls uniforms, see the “Uniforms” page under the “About” tab on the main menu bar. For those who have just joined, we understand that uniforms are shipped after the purchase and that there is a delay for some items to arrive. Please do not let you lack of not having a uniform prevent you from coming to any of our meetings, events, or functions. We do allow time for your delivery to arrive.

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FAMILY OF SCOUTING PROGAM:
In case you did not know, Christiansburg Presbyterian Church (CPC) offers a Family of Scouting program that consist of Boy Scout Troop 141 (11-18 years old), Cub Scout Pack 141 (5-10 years old), and Frontier Girls Troop 377 (3-18 years old and mothers can play too). Most of you are aware of the BSA scouting programs, but what is Frontier Girls? Our Frontier Girls Troop 377 was started in January 2016 as an alternative scouting-type program for the highly active and spirited young girls who wanted to experience a program that mirrored one that many of their brothers, who had joined the BSA scouting program experienced. Because the “Frontier Girls” program itself permits a seamless integration with the local BSA programs, the program is the perfect complement to the existing BSA scouting programs already sponsored by CPC, but one that would cater specifically to the young girls in the community. If you have family members or friends that you think would be interested in any of our Family of Scouting programs, please share this information with them. We each have websites as well as Facebook pages. Should they have any questions, they can always contact us.

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WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP:
It is “Not Too Late For Frontiering” and we could use your help spreading the word. If you know of a young girl who would benefit from the Frontiering program, please invite the entire family to our next Troop meeting or to our next Pack meeting.

This would a great way for them to see firsthand what the Frontiering program and our Troop are all about. Please share this information with your friends because they may know someone who could benefit from these great programs. If they have any questions before the meeting, please have them to contact our Troop Leadership. Once again, we thank you for your help.

WEBSITE UPDATES:
Welcome to our website. Our website team is diligently working to build a more user-friendly website that will grant access to information about our Troop as well as updates and news from our Troop. Most websites have what is referred to as “a site map,” which is very similar to the “table of content” one finds at the beginning of a book. This table of content lists the pages of the particular website with active links. This map is designed to help visitors to easily navigate through the website and help visitors easily find the exact content they are looking for on the website. While our site continues to be a “work-in-progress,” we believe this addition will be beneficial to all who visit. You can find our Site Map under the “About” tab on the main menu bar.


EVENTS FROM THE REGION:
For information on troop friendly events happening in the region.

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GETTING TROOP ACTIVITY INFORMATION:
We have several means by which you can keep track of all the upcoming events in our Troop. Every month we will send out our Monthly News Update via email, highlighting the upcoming events for the month. We will post much of the same information on our website on our “Announcements” page under the “News” tab on the main menu bar. And we will post events weekly on our Facebook Page. We also have our Troop calendar on our website on our “Calendar” page under the “Schedules” tab on the main menu bar. And you can always see our latest, “The Troop Scoop Newsletter” on our “Newsletter” page under the “News” tab on the main menu bar.

Should you ever have a question, do not hesitate to contact any of the Troop leadership. We want you to be informed and we use these tools to keep you informed with the latest Troop information, events, and announcements. So, if you ever need information, we have several places available where you can find what you need. And if you cannot find it anywhere else, you can always contact our Troop Leadership or our Cubmaster.

EMAIL LIST UPDATE:
If you have a new email address or another address that you would like to add to our distribution list, please email the Troop Leadership the information and it will be included in our list serve. Please include the name to whom the address belongs and the scout’s name that the address is to be connected to.

TROOP IMAGES, PHOTOS, AND/OR PICTURES:
Images, photos, and/or pictures of our activities, which may include our frontiers and members of their family, are posted on our official Facebook Page. Please know that we do not practice “tagging” in the images, photos, and/or pictures that we post to any of our social media sites and we strongly discourage the practice for privacy reasons as well as an overall general security standpoint. Every effort has been made to completely disable this feature on the social media sites that we use so that others cannot “tag” anyone in any of our images, photos, and/or pictures, however we make no guarantees, either expressly or implied. If you, as a parent or guardian would like to “opt out” of having images, photos, and/or pictures of your daughter or any members of your family published/posted on either of social media sites, please submit a signed and dated written request to the Cubmaster stating,

“I do not grant Troop 377 or any of the organization’s registered leaders permission to publish/post any images, photos, and/or pictures on any Troop 377 social media sites that can clearly identify my daughter or any members of my family to the general public.”

PERSONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL FORM:
Every frontier in the Troop is required to have a Personal Health And Medical Form for 2021 - 2022 on file. Please make sure that you get one turn in to the Troop Leadership. For a copy of the form, click HERE.

OTHER REQUIRED FORMS:
If you are new to Frontier Girls, there are some required forms that each new member must complete and submit to the Troop leadership. Please do not submit these forms to the Frontier Girls organization, they are for the Troop use only. These forms are listed below and can be found under the “Forms/Guides” tab on the main menu bar.

Please print out the Troop Policy Form and keep it for your records.
Optional: Please complete and submit to the Troop Leadership.

If you have any Troop related announcements that you would like to see on this page, please click HERE to submit them. All announcements must be approved before they can appear on this page.