A Note From the Founder
My ancestors first came to this land in 1660 from France and Germany. When they came to America they
settled in what is now New York State. Later, other family members would come from England, Ireland,
Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Mexico, Polynesia, Vietnam and Australia.
My ancestors fought in the American Revolution; they fought on both sides of the Civil War and in World
War I; my grandfather in World War II, my father in the Korean War, my uncle in the Vietnam War, and my
brother in the War in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
People come to America from all over the world and I believe that the strength of our nation lies in the
diversity of its people... their histories, their religions, their foods, their stories, their art and music. The
freedom to express our heritage is just one of the freedoms that so many of our men and women have died
to protect for more than 200 years.
I started Frontier Girls because there didn't seem to be a program for girls that celebrated the American
spirit that made us great. Our country was built upon a strong faith in God, strong family values, and the
acceptance of those who are different than ourselves. We are a people of loyalty, of faith, of innovation.
We pride ourselves on our resourcefulness and our freedoms. These are the traits our country was built
on, but they are slowly being eroded away in a culture of instant gratification and irresponsibility. The
Frontier Girl program seeks to restore a focus on good moral character, patriotism, community service, and
a love of learning that is being lost.
I chose the name Frontier Girls because one of the definitions of the word frontier is "an undeveloped area
or field for discovery or research." The American spirit thrives upon the constant desire to discover new
things, to ask more questions, and find more answers. Our badges are divided into "Areas of Discovery"
because we want girls to find something new in everything they study and to never want to stop learning.
As the Hawaiians say, "Aloha Kakaou!" "Welcome and love to all!"
President and Founder
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