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[Illustration: “What can I do for you? Are you in pain?”]

BLUE ROBIN, THE GIRL PIONEER

BY

RENA I. HALSEY

ILLUSTRATED BY NANA FRENCH BICKFORD

BOSTON LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Published, March, 1917

Copyright, 1917 By Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.

All rights reserved BLUE ROBIN, THE GIRL PIONEER

Norwood Press BERWICK & SMITH CO. NORWOOD, MASS. U. S. A.

BLUE ROBIN THE GIRL PIONEER IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED TO

MISS LINA BEARD

FOUNDER AND CHIEF PIONEER OF THE NATIONAL INCORPORATED ORGANIZATION OF THE GIRL PIONEERS OF AMERICA

WHAT ARE “GIRL PIONEERS”?

The first public meeting of the National Organization of the Girl Pioneers of America was held by the founder, Miss Lina Beard, in the quaint old Pioneer meeting house on Broadway, in Flushing, New York, February 8, 1912.

The aim of the Organization of Girl Pioneers is: To cultivate in girls the sterling qualities displayed by our early pioneer women; to create a desire in them for a happy, broad, and useful life and to show them how to attain it; to give them things to do that are interesting, wholesome, and that will strengthen character; and to develop a love for out of door life by showing them how to live it.

The watchword of the Girl Pioneer is, “I Can.”

The principles upon which the organization is founded are not simply taught as precepts, they are found and practiced in all the delightful activities of the movement. Outdoor life with its limitless avenues of interest: camping, trailing, woodcraft, learning to know the wild life of the open, its plants, its flowers, birds, common wild animals and insects; the stars and the meaning of the shadows, the use of nature’s material in handicraft; all these and many more are opened to the Girl Pioneer, and by actual contact she is finding the beauty of truth and the wonder of reality. By her membership in this large organization she is learning to be less self centered, learning to work with others and for others, and to share her enjoyments with others. By the joyous participation in field sports, and such recreation as rowing, swimming, fishing, riding, kite flying, stilt walking, and the more conventional games, such as basket ball, service ball, tennis, and archery, she is learning to play honestly and fairly, and is building up bodily health and strength to keep pace with the mental and moral health that is being developed within her.

By her indoor life, lived as truly in the pioneer spirit as her life in the open, she is bringing into play the faculties of resourcefulness, of adaptability, of thoroughness, and the virtue of helpful kindness. She learns to do all household tasks, to do them well, and to be interested in them. She is taught in charming ways the use of her five senses, and is delighted to find that she can develop them and consciously enjoy them. She learns to care for the sick and the young children; she is proud of being able to render “first aid” according to the latest and best methods; she learns how to avoid accidents as well as what to do in case of accidents. She has a system of signs for blazing the trail which belongs solely to the Girl Pioneers, and she learns what to do in case she is lost when camping or trailing... Continue reading book >>




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