To help you get through the site and understand what’s happening, I’ve put together some terms for you to use as reference during your stay!
Every earnable badge has levels assigned to it. Not everyone finds a subject interesting and may drop it after a short review. Levels are as follows:
- Discover / Tan — 3-10 hours
- Explore / Bronze — 11-24 hours
- Connect / Silver — 26-39 hours
- Complete / Gold — 40+ hours
See the specific names in the list below for more information on the levels and what I feel works best with presenting programming and / or training depending on the time spent working on a specific badge topic.
List of steps that need to be completed to learn the basics of a badge’s intent. Not all steps need to be completed, nor do they need to be completed exactly as stated. It is more about learning about the subject. The steps are merely a guideline to get you started.
Items that go beyond supplementing a badge program. If you wish to do more with a badge program, you can purchase the items at either my Etsy store or through Amazon. Eventually, they will be available on my own site as well. (When I have time to figure it out and get it set up.)
For example — As proof of concept for the Color Fun badge set, I have created coloring books available for sale on Amazon.
Printable proof of earning the badge you can share with others.
A project or series of projects that fit within a theme that are accomplished over a set period of time.
Form that allows you to check off steps to complete a badge program, activity, etc.
CIF / Color It Fun
Division of Enrichment Project supplements that highlights coloring / design sheets to make them easier to find.
NOTE: CIF items are for printing and coloring only.
The gold background indicates you spent a minimum of 40 hours on the badge program. This wealth of knowledge allows you to present projects and ideas from the badge program or your own experience in doing the badge program. You can work with any age girl or any adult, including training other adults to present the material to their own kids.
The silver background indicates you spent 26-39 hours on the badge program. It is believed that most general concepts and some specific items may be accomplished in the badge topic within this timeframe. This is enough to give you the basics so you can use the information to present programs to kids of any age, you can create your own projects and may be able to do simple workshops on the topic.
Though I allow copying and distribution with attribution (see Creative Commons), I retain the rights to all materials I produce for the Enrichment Project, the supplements, etc.
A system where some, or all, rights may be released by a creator so that items may be shared by others. Most items released by the Enrichment Project are Attribution-NonCommercial. This means you must keep the information on it that I own the rights to the piece and you can distribute it to others as long as you do not charge for it, include it in a collection for sale, etc.
A PNG file of the level of badge earned by you. You can place it in your Open Badges Backpack, on your website, social media presence, etc.
Usually, these are those you try and decide not to do much more than review. The tan background indicates you spent 3-10 hours on the badge program. This is enough to give you the basics so you can use the information to present a simple program / project to Daisies and / or Brownies (kids from Kindergarten through third grades).
Old items that normally would be thrown away, but can be collected and used in art / mixed media projects. They include ticket stubs, used stamps, postcards, etc.
Anything you plan where others come and do activities you’ve planned or others have planned that you have overseen the incorporation into the “event.” Events can include:
- Award presentations
- Birthday parties
- Creative retreats
- Day camp
- Field trips
- Long event (3+ hours)
- Meetings (single or series)
- Networking events
- Play dates
- Short event (1-2 hours)
- Sport games
- Themed parties
- Week camp
- Weekend camp
The Bronze background indicates you spent 11-26 hours on the badge program. It is believed that 20 hours allows you a good basis in the general knowledge of the badge topic. You can run programs for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes (kids from Kindergarten through 7th grade). You can also answer general questions older children are likely to answer.
Items I have photocopies of or I find online that have not copyright information on them. I do not claim ownership to these. I’m merely sharing what I find. If you own something I put up and do not want it available, please contact me immediately so I can take it down.
For example — Many Girl Scout trainers create their own materials and copies are made over and over. Often, the person who created it does not put their name on it so there is no way to track copyright.
GnG / Grab ‘n’ Go
Division of Enrichment Project supplements that highlights sheets which give you instructions on a single item that can be completed quickly. These are ideal as additions to meetings, events or rainy days at camp. Items included within Grab ‘n’ Go sheets include:
Groups is a general term used to describe troops, classes, families or any other “group” of people that may choose to work on a badge program or specific activity together.
Items which need both digital and physical elements to complete a specific activity or project. For example, a craft stick puzzle may have an image provided, but you need craft sticks and glue to complete the project.
How to do something. Instructions may or may not include printables or templates. Certain skills or knowledge may be expected to understand the instructions provided.
Brainstormed ideas presented in a list to get your creative juices flowing.
Special printable which, when folded down, makes a small book. Various sizes are presented. These fall under the Printable set.
Patterns are directions for creating a project within a craft where instructions for the specific craft are not provided, only the way to do one project.
For example — A pattern for a plastic canvas coaster may show the colors for the stitches, but it is assumed that you know how to stitch plastic canvas in the first place.
PIF / Print It Fun
Division of Enrichment Project supplements that highlights printing and doing something with them.
NOTE: Word find puzzles would fall into this category. You print them and can use them as they are printed.
Division of Enrichment Project supplements for printable items that do not fall into PIF. These may incorporate items that need more than printing to use them. Digital hybrids (items printed and needing physical items to complete projects) are included with this set.
For example — A pre-designed envelope needs to be printed and assembled. A SWAP may be an image that needs to be glued into a bottle cap with a sticker back on it.
Materials which are free to use and distribute that have been created by others. Some may fall into this category because of age or because the author released their rights so anyone can use their items.
Printable activities or games that can be solved with your brain and a pencil. These are found in the Printables set.
A group of badges that follow a theme that can be used together when planning your own events. Badge sets are listed separately so you can see all the badges intended to go together. If other badge programs can be used with the set, you’ll see an “ALSO” at the end of the list with those as well.
For example — The Harry Potter badge set has badges for crafting, games and science.
Items created specifically for the Enrichment Project to support the badge programs. Some may also be used with those you choose to share your knowledge with.
SWAPS / Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere
Small crafted items Girl Scouts exchange at events. Usually, these are usually pins, but may also include bracelets, keychains, etc. SWAPs are contained within the Grab ‘n’ Go set.
Division of Enrichment Project supplements for presenting a technique as a way to change a craft without being a craft by itself.
For example — Using embossing powder with a stamp is a technique you can apply while rubber stamping.
- Division of Enrichment Project supplements for craft templates that include the outlines and indications for cutting and folding. No designs are included. These are presented so you can use the outline to create your own designs.
- Division of Enrichment Project supplements for non-craft templates that may include sample copy, graphic elements, etc. None of these items must remain with the template. They are for your reference only.
NOTE: All templates are together.
If you have other terms, you’d like defined, feel free to email me at larajla <at> gmail.