Curiosity Untamed is a badge based educational incentive program designed to promote lifelong learning. We use badges and awards to motivate kids and adults of all ages to take their education to the next level. Our badges are similar to those used in scouting programs, requiring a certain level of mastery in a subject, but still offering a choice of options as to which activities to complete. Badges encourage participants to delve deeper into subjects they are already interested in as well as explore new ideas and experiences. Written by homeschoolers, this program seeks to show kids and adults that everything is fun and educational. Whether you are 3 or 103 we challenge you to keep your curiosity untamed!
There are currently more than 1200 individual badges in nine different Areas of Discovery you may earn. Additional badges are released every month. If you want a badge that isn’t on our list, all you have to do is add it to our Wish List, or you may give us a hand and help us write them as well. In addition to our badges, we also offer a variety of higher awards based on themes such as community service, character, life skills, and leadership.
Curiosity Untamed began back in 2007 as the Frontier Girls program, a patriotic scouting program for girls. Written by homeschoolers, this program blends a passion for learning with a passion for traditional scouting. By 2010 boys were clamoring to earn our badges as well so we created the Quest Clubs program. Quest is a flexible co-ed program designed so that groups can create a custom scouting style program that meets their own goals and beliefs. By 2013 the homeschooling community found our badges and started using our badges as homeschool curriculum.
While our history is in scouting style clubs, the COVID-19 pandemic disbanded many clubs. As the number of homeschoolers increased, our customer base shifted and we created Curiosity Untamed in 2020 to directly serve the needs of the homeschool community. Our badge selection is now used by all three programs, just in slightly different ways.
So which program is best for you? It depends on how you plan to use our badges. We don’t believe in charging twice for the same information, so a family membership is good for the entire family regardless of which program you choose to participate through. Some families use all three programs with girls as members of a Frontier Girls troop, boys as members of a Quest Club and all kids using the program as their homeschool curriculum at home.
Curiosity Untamed was designed to be as flexible as possible. There is no right or wrong way to participate. Whether you are part of an organized group or just use the badges for some family fun we encourage you to never stop learning!
Curiosity is the compass that leads us to our passions.
Follow it and you won’t be disappointed.