Frontier Girls and Quest provide a great opportunity for kids to work together as a team as well as to learn to take on leadership responsibilities. In addition to badges and awards involving teamwork and leadership skills, all members in grades 3 and up have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions within their group. These members are “essential pieces” of the group and are represented by a puzzle piece pin. Positions are held for anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, giving each member enough time to learn and become proficient at the job, but switching often enough that all members should get a chance to serve within 2-3 years. Those members who need to hold a leadership position in order to complete a gem award should be given priority.
Leader in Training
The Leader in Training in responsible for making sure meetings start on time. They should have a watch at every meeting and give quiet reminders to the Leader when it is time to start, have snack, etc. She is also responsible for keeping the members occupied with songs or games if there is a lull in the meeting and the Leader is busy. Your leader in training should be trained in both the scribe and treasurer positions so that she can fill in if necessary. Finally, the Leader in Training is responsible for calling all patrol leaders with any important updates or information between meetings.
The Scribe is responsible for taking notes at all meetings when business is discussed. She is also responsible for logging in all badges and service stars earned. An adult should always oversee this position to make sure it is done correctly.
The Snack Coordinator is responsible for creating a snack rotation list and calling to remind members when it is their turn to bring snack. If for some reason a member cannot bring snack, it is the snack coordinator’s job to find a substitute.
The Treasure is responsible for reporting the current finances of the group at each Leadership meeting. She should help prepare budgets for all events and activities. The Treasurer is also responsible for logging in all payments to the group, these may include dues, group registration, uniform fees, or payments for badges and awards. An adult should always oversee this position to make sure it is done correctly.
The Care Coordinator is responsible for praying for the group at least once a week. She should have cards ready to sign for all special needs (illness, birthday, thanks, etc.) and make sure they reach the intended recipient. Finally, if your group is participating in our Support A Soldier program, the Care Coordinator is responsible for packing and shipping all care packages. (The group in still responsible for paying all shipping charges.)
The Photographer takes pictures at all group meetings and events. You may wish to have more than one member serve in this position if you have a large group. This ensures that there are pictures of every member. Photographers may also be in charge of the group scrapbook.
The reporter is responsible for writing a group newsletter as well as sending photos and write ups to the local media. Reporters are also frequently in charge of the group scrapbook or website.
The Patrol Leaders lead a patrol of between 4 to 8 members and are in charge of making sure their patrol is ready for the meeting, completes their chores in a timely manner and that any younger members in the group have a buddy to help them if necessary during crafts or games. Patrol leaders are also responsible for calling the members in their patrol to pass on important updates or information.