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The Badge Archive is completely run by Tia K. as a free service to all scout leaders and parents who need a one stop place to start brainstorming ideas for meetings and badge earning activities.

The Badge Archive Goals let you know our current progress, what we are currently working on, and what we plan to bring in the future.

Want to Help?

Easiest way is to just buy a Kofi (basically a one time $5 donation, enough to buy a coffee as a thank you for all that is available on The Badge Archive).

Want to help other ways?

Website Help

1 – As you browse the website and find glitches, errors, broken links – report them please! Just use the Contact Us page. There are hundreds of webpages on this website and just one person working on all of them. And that person is by far NOT a professional web designer. If no one reports them, it will likely never get fixed!

2 – As you come across new resources out on the web to help earn a badge, please let us know using the Contact Us page! Whether it is a free resource or a paid kit or printable program, we are happy to link it as one more resource leaders can use.

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Visit Patreon and become a Patron to help us with a subscription of $5 per month. Patrons get a monthly newsletter with updates and exclusive content like free printable badge plans each month.

Don’t want to do a monthly pledge – no problem! Just buy a Kofi for a one time $5 donation.

Subscriptions and Donations:
1 – Pay for the website and the domain name.

2- Help free up time from a day job, allowing more content to be created.

Support FromTiaK

FromTiaK is part of Tia K.’s day job. It’s a home business where she makes Craft Kits to sell, and teaches Zoom classes for youth upon request.

Note, the Craft kits also go hand in hand with some Girl Scout badges. The Water Color and Acrylic Paint kits will fulfill all requirements for the Brownie Painters badge. The Drawing and the Oil Pastel kits will fulfill all requirements for the Junior Drawing badge. The Creating Books kit will fulfill all requirements for the Cadette Book Artist badge.

Zoom classes are usually Art or Science oriented. They can be done with a kit mailed out, or where you provide your own supplies. They can be adapted to the following GSUSA badges upon request:

  • Daisy – Space Science Explorer
  • Brownie – Painter, Potter, Bugs, Senses, & Space Science Adventurer
  • Junior – Detective, Drawing, Flowers, & Space Science Investigator
  • Cadette – Book Artist, Comic Artist, Night Owl, Space Science Researcher, Special Agent, & Trees

Who is Tia K.?

Tia K. has worked with youth since 2002. Starting with her church organization, she taught various age groups in a Sunday school class setting for elementary aged and pre-school aged children. She helped run her local church youth program between 2014-2015. Tia K. worked in Scouts BSA between 2016-2018, a Bear Den Leader one year, and Committee Chairman the next. Between 2019-2021, she helped lead a bi-monthly 7–11-year-old girl’s activity group in her church.

Currently she is still an active GSUSA Troop Leader. She started leading GSUSA troops in 2016 with a multi-level Kindergarten through 3rd grade troop, ran a single level 3rd grade troop after moving to a new council, then started a 2nd troop for a younger sister in the original troop, and after a few years they returned to being just one multi-level troop.

In Spring of 2020, her church youth group and her two GSUSA troops were moved online, and she’s adapted to lead meetings and activities via Zoom for multiple topics, running half a dozen Zoom meetings each month for over a year.