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Frontier Girls Troop 377

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October 1, 2019

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.

Troop Meeting – October 6.

FG Troop 377 / CS Pack 141 Annual Campout – October 12-13.

Community Service Project (CSP): Adapt-A-Street Program – October 20.

Troop Fundraiser Begins – October 20.

Troop Meeting – October 27.


PACK MEETING:
Our Annual Fall Carnival and Costume Contest is October 24. The event is open to all family members. Remember to save your pennies because all games will cost you one penny to play. The more pennies you have the more times you can play, so bring lots of pennies. We like to say that all costumes must meet our PG-13 rating for a costume or lower. We will not allow any questionable costumes to stay in the Church and that decision will be final. Just so that you know, some fake blood (in very, very, very, very, small quantities) will be permitted for any appropriate costume. The contest is open to all family members. So put on your best costume.

NOVEMBER PACK MEETING:
Remember, the November Pack Meeting is scheduled for the 21st at 7:00 p.m. and will feature special guest speaker. It should be an interesting night with lots of great information.

TROOP FUNDRAISER:
We are only weeks away from the start of our Annual Peanut and Candy Sale fundraiser. This year, we plan to offer Seasonal Treasures from the Virginia Diner product line. To see what they have to offer and for more information about their product line, follow link, https://www.vadiner.com/. Please know that not all products listed on their website are available on our Seasonal Treasures order guides. Look for details in your Seasonal Treasures order guide, coming soon.

This year, the start date of our fundraiser is scheduled for October 20 and will run through November 10. We do not have a sales goal for this year, however, we do know that by working together, regardless of what goal was set, we will achieve great things. The dues we collect are a far cry from the amount needed to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to participate in all the activities that our Troop provides with no additional cost to you as a parent. Our Troop will use that monies earned from the fundraiser to fund the events the Troop Committee have chosen to provide. So, let’s get ready to sell bunches and bunches of peanuts and candies.

SHOW AND SELL:
On Saturday, October 26, from 12-4 p.m., we will be selling our fundraising products at Kroger. For those of you who do not know about this part of our sales program, we stand in front of the storefront and sell popcorn to the general public. Credit for all sales are evenly divided amongst the Frontier Girls who participate in this portion of our sales program. This is voluntary and is available to anyone who wants to come, hang out, and sell our fundraising products. If you are interested, please plan to come out and help with our sales effort.

ANNUAL CAMPING TRIP:
Our annual camping trip is planned for October 12-13 at Claytor Lake State Park. Camping trip details will be sent out by email.

TROOP MEETINGS:
We are normally scheduled to meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 2-4 p.m.. Our first Troop meeting is scheduled for September 8 in the Scout Room. Our Scout Room is located in the basement of the Literacy Volunteers Of America building across the street from the Dollar General Market in downtown Christiansburg at the corner of West Main and Dunkley Streets. If you park in the rear parking lot of the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church (the one across from the Dollar General Market) and walk as if you were going to Burger King, you will walk right pass our Scout Room. So, mark your calendars and get ready for a year of fun activities.

CSP: ADOPT-A-STREET PROGRAM:
On Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m., we will meet in the CES parking lot for one of our four-scheduled Community Service Projects (CSP). We participate in the Adopt-A-Street Program and have promised to keep our little section of Christiansburg clean by picking up trash along the roadside. So wear your Class B uniform, bring your gloves, and let's get ready to do some community service. Also, bring your swimming attire as we plan to go to the Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool after our community service event. Each family will be responsible for admission into the Aquatic Center. If it rains, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled. Regardless, we will still plan to go to the pool.

TROOP DUES:
It is time for us to start collecting dues. You may pay them at any time. There is a $5.00 discount per Frontier Girls / Cub Scout for families with more than one frontier or scout in the Family of Scouting program. Please make checks payable to Troop 377. If for some reason you have an issue in paying your dues, please get with the Troop Leadership or the Troop Committee so that some arrangements can be made. If you have any questions about your dues, do not hesitate to contact the Troop Committee.

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 of up to three weeks on some items. 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.

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.

NRV Macaroni Kid

Art Contest 2019


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 2019 - 2020 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.