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I was recently introduced to a new website called Pinterest.  For those of you who are not familiar with it, it is like a giant online bulletin board of fun projects and activities.  You start your own board and then “pin” links to websites that interest you.  I recently started a Pinterest Account for Frontier Girls projects and plan to have boards for each of the Areas of Discovery as well as boards for topics like Patriotism, Troop Resources, Fundraising, and SWAPS.  On each board will be pictures of projects that you might wish to use in your Frontier Girls journey.  When you click on them, you will be taken to the website that has instructions for the project.  Please remember that these sites are NOT part of Frontier Girls and we cannot guarantee their content, so please surf responsibly.   As our troops and members send me great websites, I will make sure to pin these to my boards as well.  If you have a Pinterest board of your own that relates to Frontier Girls, please let me know so that I can follow it and repin your ideas to the main Frontier Girls boards.  To visit the Frontier Girls Pinterest Boards go to :

http://pinterest.com/frontiergirls/    You can also reach each of the Frontier Girls Pininterest Boards from the Areas of Discovery or Alphabetical badge list. Have fun!

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Frontier Girls Troop #109 fall bake sale

Frontier Girls Troop #109 fall bake sale

Spring has arrived and with it, the perfect opportunity to do a little fundraising.  Some troops are gearing up to sell spring bulbs, others are holding car washes and yard sales.  There is a wide variety of ways to earn extra money for your troop projects.  Below, read about the success of Troop #109’s fall bake sale.  If you have ideas you would like to share, please send them in as well.

by Slyvia Duke, Texas Troop #109 

To finance their activities the Frontier Girls Troop 109 held a bake sale on the Sunday before Thanksgiving from 12 – 4 pm.  At Walmart in Lindale we set up two tables, one at each entrance to the store.   Mrs Sarah Strub and Mrs Diana Havir had made beautiful signs for each table.   Some of the girls were stationed in the doorway at one end of the store asking people if they would like to buy something from the Frontier Girls!  At the other table, we’d just call out  “Hello, would you like to support the Frontier Girls of East Texas?

 some people would . . .

 We had a variety of donated baked goods and cookie mixes and chocolate-covered spoons in jars, so we had a flat-rate pricing policy:  $10 donation for the larger items, $5 for the smaller ones and when some individual slices of pie came along then we asked a $2 donation for those.  

 At 3 pm we cut our prices to $5 donation for the larger items and $2 for the smaller ones.  Just about everything sold in this way — and the last few things we sold for $5 bundles!!  We were really amazed when we counted the proceeds!  People had been very generous.  The Frontier Girls were now able to finance their own activities and buy fleece to make tied-fleece blankets to give away!!

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