What is the Free to B. a Blessing Program? In a nutshell, it’s a program designed by Frieda B., LLC for American Heritage Girls – based on the book Frieda B. Herself – to guide AHG Troops, families and individuals through the process of:
Free FBAB Printable Resources. In addition to the book and patches, these free guides provide everything you need to custom-create an FBAB event that’s just right for your Troop. Click on any image or title below to take you to a page where you can fully view the resource online and/or print in your choice of color or black and white.
Program Summary. An overview of the FBAB program, a listing of resources, information on the book Frieda B. Herself, information about the FBAB patch, and an introduction to Frieda B. author, Renata Bowers, and the company Frieda B., LLC.
Main Guide. A full scriptural summary of the FBAB program, as well as a host of related discussion guides and activities to carry-out as a Troop, family or individual.
“Just For Leaders” Event Guide. Discussion guides and activities just for AHG Leaders. Because the more fulfilled, fueled, and connected you are as leaders, the better equipped you are to lead and to love.
“Go Light Your World” Event Guide. An event created for AHG’s Birthday and Annual National Day of Service! Use cupcakes and candles to discuss, explore and celebrate how each person’s story is meant to light the world in its own unique way.
“Dream Big and Do” Event Guide. A step-by-step guide for hosting a low-stress, high-participation, purpose-filled FBAB Troop event that starts with Dreaming and ends with Doing.
Free to B. a Blessing Cards. Print, decorate and distribute these cards as part of your chosen service project, letting recipients know your love for service comes from the Biggest Love of all.
FBAB Program Patch. To earn a Free to B. a Blessing Patch, a girl must: read/discuss Frieda B. Herself; complete one or more of the program activities; and carry-out a service event related to her gifts and passions. FBAB activities also can assist in earning a Daughter of the King badge. Patches can be purchased at store.FriedaB.com or in the AHGstore.
The Frieda B. series has been named Best Picture Book Series by the National Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Each book serves as the foundation for each of the Free to B. Programs created for AHG. Frieda B. Herself is the basis of the Free to B. a Blessing Program. Frieda B. Meets Man in the Moon is the book upon which the Free to B. True Program is based. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast is the foundation for the Frieda B. Kindness Ambassador Program. And Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink provides the backdrop for the Free to B. a Leader Program.
Signed copies of all Frieda B. books are available to your Troop and families via our AHG Group Sales program. Using our Group Sales Form, your Troop and families can order as many copies as you’d like – and Renata will sign each book! And, we’ll ship them at no charge directly to you. We’ll continue to offer this program as long as Renata is able to keep up with demand. Click here for the printable Group Sales Form.
To purchase all Free to B. Program-related items including all of the Frieda B. books – in hard cover ($15) and PowerPoint version ($25) – as well as all Program Patches and other supporting products, visit our jaunty little online Frieda B. Shop. We’ll gift all orders of $50 or more with free shipping!
Instructions for the Dream Board and/or Sweet Dreams Pillowcase activity, as described in the FBAB Main Guide and “Dream Big and Do” Event Guide. Both of these activities help girls (boys, adults) dream big about – and capture – the things they are interested in and care about. An ideal reminder of “the clues” to one’s story. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Frieda B. Author Renata Bowers created fictional character Frieda B. to encourage children to dream big and believe they, too, are free to be their own one-of-a-kind, very important story. “We each have this incredibly valuable story, like a lightbulb, inside us,” Renata says. “And so many of us either don’t know it’s there, or believe we’re not good enough or have time enough to light it. The truth is, your story is there, always. All you need to do is dream big and flip the switch. God will guide you through the rest.” Renata co-founded Frieda B., LLC with friend Paula LaJoie to create and provide a growing line of books, products and services designed to encourage and inspire the story within. Interested in bringing Renata to your school or event? Learn more here.
Live Skype Visits with Renata! Renata would love to Skype with your Leaders and/or Troop as part of a Free to B. event. Would you like a personal book-reading? A presentation/discussion related to a Free to B. program? Q&A session? She’ll tailor the visit entirely to your needs. Skype visits are scheduled based on availability. Fees are $50 for 30 minutes, and $75 for 45 minutes. For questions or requests, send us an email at info@FriedaB.com or give us a call at 860.763.0330.
Feel Free to Ask or Share! If you have questions about Frieda B. and/or any of the programs we create for AHG, just give us a holler. Also, we’d love your stories, pictures, ideas on how you made these programs your own. Just send us an email at info@FriedaB.com or call us at 860.763.0330. And you’ll find lots of great uplifting and inspiring information on our Frieda B. Facebook page. Consider friending us at Facebook.com/FriedaBHerself.