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Badge Development Committee

This group is for those interested in helping expand and evolve the Badges and put together a solid activity handbook.

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The  Badges are ready to be expanded and evolved and this committee has been created for the creative input and development of sub-badges and a solid activity handbook.  Anyone is welcome to join and contribute!  Below are the discussions and where we are putting our heads and hearts together!

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Badges So Far 6 Replies

So many great suggestions and recommendations have been made and we need help organizing them onto one word doc that can be downloaded and uploaded for easy editing.  If you would like to be in…Continue

Started by Network Admin. Last reply by Network Admin Aug 7, 2012.

Need 4 Pillars Activities compiled

We need to come up with 1 activity per badge to be an 'example' posted next to each badge.  Please post your suggestions here and then we can decide upon which ones to use as the 'example' activity. …Continue

Started by Network Admin Aug 7, 2012.

4 Pillars of the Earth Charter Badges Ready! 1 Reply

Our team created the new 4 Pillars of the Earth Charter Badges and you can download the images here.  The images below are…Continue

Started by Assistant Admin. Last reply by Network Admin Apr 22, 2012.

List of Badges/ Badge ideas 4 Replies

Is there a list of badges or badge ideas?  if we are going to build an entire scouting manual we need to start examining what people have been doing and want to do, and basically sum it up.  If we…Continue

Started by Kelly Sobanski. Last reply by SeThInk Media Sep 1, 2011.

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Comment by Nichole on February 25, 2011 at 5:03am

Chaunci, 

I am 100% behind you on the Music and Arts Badge.  Maybe we should have a separate discussion per each of those.  One idea is playing music to heal the earth.  In my spiritual community we drum a drum called the Grandmother Drum.  It is a healing drum, and we think of healing others and Mother Earth.  Talk about feeding my soul.  My children also participate, and it does not suprise me how rhythmic they are.  We had a ceremony once, and I swore I heard Mother Earth humming.  She was so happy, she was singing:o)

Here are some ideas below on my blog, for music, art and outdoor nature activities...just for a place to start.

http://wisdomkeeper.wordpress.com/page/6/ 
Outdoor Nature Study and music

http://wisdomkeeper.wordpress.com/page/9/

outdoor sculptures

http://wisdomkeeper.wordpress.com/page/10/

music

Where are you located Chaunci?

 

Pamela~You are trailblazing!  This is amazing!

I need to draw a chart!

 

Many thanks!

Nichole

Comment by Chaunci Pirhalla on February 24, 2011 at 7:14pm
I am SO NEW that I haven't even read all the way through my "manual" nor do I have a troop yet.  But my husband and I are homeschooling our son and very excited about starting a much needed resource for some local homeschoolers!  We were just talking about the badges and have some fun ideas as well so we are anxious to get started.  We would love to see some sort of music/arts badge as well.  I feel this is so important in young children's life...after all, music feeds the souls that inhabit this earth.
Comment by Pamela Williams on February 22, 2011 at 8:20am

We use a company called Advantage Emblem and Badge Company if I am not mistaken, they also designed many of the badges for other scouting programs. We have purchased all of the badges needed to complete our program. Our system is designed around every Earth Scout badge. We have personal enrichment badges too. I wrote each badge to be used for all children ages 3 - 10 and just made sure that it fit the parameters for all to complete even if the smaller children need some help. I also included a family badge for each Earth Scout badge as well. Can't wait to share more! Pamela :)

 

PS: I did describe my badge system with examples in one of the threads of a few badges I put together for our group, just not sure which thread...sorry!

 

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