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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 18, 2017 10:28 AM
From: Representative Frank Burns
To: All House members
Subject: Frontier Girls Day in Pennsylvania
I plan to introduce a resolution designating January 19, 2017 as Frontier Girls day in Pennsylvania.

Across the country, in small towns and big cities alike, girls are coming together in celebration of the tenth-year anniversary of Frontier Girls. Frontier Girls was founded on January 19, 2007 as an alternative to Girl Scouts to provide a scout-like program for girls that goes back to the values and goals of the original Girl Scouts. Their mission is to raise women of honor to be the mothers and leaders of the future through life skills, leadership, character building, teamwork and service to others.

Frontier Girls has 15 troops throughout Pennsylvania which is currently second in rank to Texas for the most active troops in the Frontier Girls Program. Troop 213 is located in Gallitzin, PA has 13 girls ranging from 4 to 17 years of age.

The Frontier Girl program seeks to restore a focus on good moral character, patriotism, community service, and a love of learning. Their badge selections are character badges that address everything from joy and honesty to responsibility and modesty. These badges encourage girls to put these traits to use in their own lives, helping them to be good, well-mannered, self-directed, respectful, disciplined, and honorable citizens.

The program offers six levels to girls ranging from 3 to adults. Girls can earn over 1200 badges and awards at each of the levels. The program promotes leadership, character building, teamwork and service to others. Additionally scholarships are awarded annually.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as HR29