A Note From the Founder – Patience
In today’s society of instant gratification, it is more important than ever to teach your kids patience. Children today are bombarded with sight, sound, color and a constant stream of input. Video games, cell phones, computers and TVs fill their day with instantly accessible entertainment, communication, and information. As their brains continue to process this information at faster and faster rates, they soon come to expect everything in life to come to them as quickly as a simple push of a button.
Unfortunately, as we all know, life does not exactly work that way. For this reason I highly encourage you all to work on this badge with your kids, if not with your entire troop/club. It is not a difficult badge to earn, but by making children focus on what it means to be patient, hopefully they will practice it more in their daily lives. Help them to realize that patience is something that can not only make their own lives more enjoyable, but also the lives of those around them.
New Ring Colors
Many of our homeschooling members have requested more variety in our badge ring colors. The original colors were designed for clubs to designate the age level each badge was earned at. Many homeschoolers however would rather use the colored rings to designate Areas of Discovery or other methods of tracking. While it will be quite a awhile before I have time to add more ring options to each badge on the store, I have added extended options on the Custom Badge product. You may use the the Custom Badge to order any badge you need with the following ring choices:
- Light Green
- Light Blue
New Badges Posted
Earning badges isn’t just for kids. Many people don’t realize just how many adults love to earn badges as well. This month I would like to congratulate Katie Lundquist who has just earned her 8th WOW! award at the adult level. That 800 badges!!! What I love most about watching Katie’s journey is how many badges she earns are outside of her comfort zone. This amazing woman is scared of heights and yet still earns badges like Ziplining. She doesn’t let anything stand in her way and embraces every challenge even if it scares her. Congratulations Katie on your amazing accomplishment!
Frontier Girls Scholarships
Just a quick reminder for all of our Frontier Girls members. If you have earned your WOW! award or Gem award at either the Eagle or Owl level and are between the ages of 16-22 you are eligible to apply for one or more of our continuing education scholarships.
These scholarships are not traditional college scholarships and can be used for any type of continuing education including college tuition, vocational schools, special classes or seminars, educational equipment (computers, cameras, etc.) or even travel. Our goal is to encourage girls to continue to learn new things and explore the world around them even if it is not within a traditional school system.
Click on the links below for details regarding each scholarship and the requirements to qualify.
The deadline to apply is April 1. Scholarships are awarded on June 1.
That’s Not Educational!
by Rachel Freeze
My youngest daughter, who is 8, has started podcast. If that’s something you’d like to do, let me know and I can help you get started. She isn’t using her real name for privacy reasons. She’s learning a lot about how to prepare questions, deliver questions, etc. We use a free podcast host, so it’s all free to do. Her first episode was an interview with her dad. Her next episode she interviewed her uncle who works for a pizza company. Her older sister created the music and is learning to edit the episodes in imovie. It’s a fun family project and has the potential to be a unique way to earn a variety of badges.
Give it a listen at: https://thatsnoteducational.podbean.com/