Frequently Asked Questions
Requests and questions have been coming in. Here’s ourFAQ. It is a work in progress.Visit Scribd or Google Documents or the next update othe FAQ in a printable PDF. Feel ree to ask any questionsnot ound here so we can include them.
Can I still earn <name> badge?
All badges can be earned any time they are releasedto the public. At the bottom o each PDF and the badgesblog, you’ll see a release date. When a badge is released,not only have all the steps been approved, but all graphicshave been prepared and are ready to be shipped.
Are only Girl Scout volunteers able to earn these badges?
While we’re coming at this rom a Girl Scout viewpoint,we do not limit earning badges. Working with youth isa challenge most days. When you’re trying to learn newthings as well, it can become overwhelming. I a badgeprogram coincides with your programming choices, it is agreat opportunity or adults to learn something new andadd to their program.We would love Boy Scouts, Guides, homeschoolers, aterschool providers and any adult working with youth toutilize AEP as a resource or their programming.I you’re an adult who just thinks it would be un to try abadge like you did when you were a kid, eel ree to joinus! You don’t have to work with kids. You may need toadjust the steps a little, though.
How do I get a badge?
You’ll need to e-mail
and let her knowwhich badge program you’ve worked on, how many hoursyou spent and how you’d like your name to appear on thecertiﬁ cate. In return, you’ll receive three items — a 3" x 3"JPG that you can use (via the
badge) tocreate your own insignia, a Web Button you can placeon your own blog / page and a certiﬁ cate PDF you canpresent to your organization or keep or your own records.At this time, we do not have badges you can purchase.
Do I need to prove that I’ve spent time to earn a badge?
We trust you. I you say you’ve done the time, we’llprovide the badge items.We ask or the number o hours as the background coloron the badge graphics changes to reﬂ ect the amount owork you’ve done. You can see a sample o these in ourﬁ rst newsletter.We also would like to have an idea o what you did so wecan review that inormation when we update the badgeprogram.
What does it cost?
The AEP is designed to be ree. All badge programs andbadges are provided at no charge. I we add printed items,you will have a choice to purchase them. However,improving yoursel is more important to us.
Do I need the supplemental ﬁ les?
I you understand the steps in the program, you maychoose not to use the supplemental ﬁ les.Supplemental ﬁ les are provided to help clariy steps andgive additional inormation to a badge program. Not allbadge programs have them.
Do you have a list of badges that are goingto be released?
Badges are being developed and adjusted all the time.Sometimes, one will be held back rom release becausewe’re not comortable with the steps or we’ll slide one inbecause we’re working on something or our girls and it’seasier to write it as we’re researching.I we have a couple ready that we know will be released,those are noted in the Weekly Updates rom the Yahoo!group or on the announcement blog.
I saw something you missed. How can I let you know?
Each badge program is released on its own blog. Feel reeto leave comments about what you did, what you liked /didn’t like, how it could be improved, links that are nolonger active and any other inormation below the speciﬁ cbadge program. It helps us identiy issues with the badgeprogram.To make it easier to ﬁ nd a badge program, stop byour Squidoo lens or a list and links to each individualprogram.You can also e-mail any adjustments you’d like to see to
i you’d rather not post to the blog.Please include the badge program name.
When will badges be updated?
Badges will be updated one year ater initial release, thenon an “as needed” basis. We want to make sure the linksare still valid and the steps are still relevant.
Are you going to have badges to purchase?
At this time, we do not. I you have any suggestions, we’dlove to hear them.
I have some suggestions, where do I send them?
You can send them to the Yahoo! group,
or post it on either blog.
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