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FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Curiosity Untamed, Quest Clubs and Frontier Girls?

Frontier Girls is a structured scouting style program for girls only that began in 2007.  It has a required uniform, promise, creed, and community service expectations.  Quest Clubs is a spin-off created in 2010 for people to create their own scouting style clubs according to their own beliefs and goals.  Each Quest Club is different.  Some are all boys, some are all girls, and some are co-ed.  Some are highly religious while others are completely secular.  Quest Clubs choose their own club name, uniform and membership policies.  In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we launched Curiosity Untamed for those who use our badges for homeschool and educational purposes.  Curiosity Untamed is aimed at homeschoolers, charter school, senior centers, libraries and more.   All three programs use the identical badges and awards, each just uses them in a different manner.  Many customers blend all three programs.  We do not believe in charging people twice for the same information so a family membership grants access to all the programs regardless of how you are using them.  

Do I have to participate in national fundraisers?

No.  All fundraising is done at the troop/club level.  Each group decides on their own fundraisers and keeps 100% of any money they earn.

Are your badges patches?

No. Our badges are 1.25″ button style pins or magnets.  No sewing required.

How do I get my badges?

Upon completion of badge requirements, you may either use the free printable certificates located in the Resource section or purchase physical badges in the form of pins or magnets through our store.  

Who signs off the requirements?

If you are using the program for homeschool or family enrichment, the parent decides when requirements are complete.  If you are participating in a class, Quest Club or Frontier Girls troop, the teacher or club/troop leader would decide when requirements have been completed to their satisfaction.

Are there printed handbooks or badgebooks?

No. All badge requirements and handbook are online only. We add new badges and resources every month and anything printed would be out of date very quickly.  

What ages can participate?
All ages. Badges are designed for preschoolers through adults with requirements getting more difficult as you age. Whether you are 3 or 103 we have a badge for you.
Can different ages be part of the same club or troop?

Our program was written specifically with multiple age groups in mind. With today’s busy schedules it is difficult to get children to the many activities they wish to pursue.  For this reason, children in preschool through adults can all be part of the same Quest Club or Frontier Girls troop if you wish.  This allows families with more than one child to all be part of the same group so as not to add even more stress to the family schedule.  Our structure also allows older children to act in leadership roles to teach and mentor the younger members, while providing the younger kids with role models closer to their own age.  Within the club/troop, kids are divided into different program levels based on their age.

Can Curiosity Untamed badges be used to supplement other programs such as Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts?
Yes. Curiosity Untamed is a very flexible program and is designed to work with any program you may already have in place. Just keep in mind that while you can use our badges to supplement current scouting programs, adding a wide variety of badges and awards to your program, other organizations will not allow you to wear our badges and awards on their uniforms. Curiosity Untamed badges and awards may be displayed on a uniform that you design, on tote bags, backpacks, jackets, shadow boxes, magnet boards, etc.
What if I don’t have the skills necessary to teach a specific badge?
No parent or leader can be an expert on everything their children will want to learn about. You are welcome to take a class and learn the skill yourself first, but don’t be afraid to seek help from your community as well. Let the members of your community share the joy of teaching your children something by offering their own expertise. Just as the kids should be trying to make their community a better place through service, give your community a chance to make the kids better people as well.
Where can I find resources?
With the invention of the Internet, a variety of resources are now literally at your fingertips. Search our blog posts for a collection of articles supporting a wide array of badges. If you can’t find what you are looking for, just ask! We are always willing to help locate resources that will benefit our members. You can also take advantage of local people and businesses with talents, knowledge, and skills in the area you are looking to teach.
How can we display badges and awards?

Depending on whether you choose pins or magnets, badges and awards can be displayed on a vest, tote bag, backpack, jacket, bulletin board, shadow box, the fridge, magnet board or any other method you choose.  If you are a member of Frontier Girls, badges are displayed on the the front of the uniform vest.

Can I write my own badge requirements?

Yes.  We ask that you give us permission to share your badge requirements on our website so others may earn your badge as well, but this is not required, just appreciated. 

When I join a Quest Club or Frontier Girls troop, am I part of a national organization?

No.  Curiosity Untamed sells membership subscriptions to our websites for the purpose of providing youth education materials.  Each Quest Club or Frontier Girls troop is independently owned and operated by individuals or organizations that have purchased a Club or Troop membership. Each club or troop is an autonomous body operated and governed by a single individual, local non- profit organization, church, school, or business.  These groups have purchased a license to use the Curioisty Untamed, Quest Clubs or Frontier Girls name, logo, and materials as part of their youth programming.   We are NOT a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

Do club/troop participants need their own membership?

If you are a member of a Frontier Girls troop you will need your own membership to have a license to use the Frontier Girls name and uniform.  Frontier Girls is a very structured scouting style program that we monitor closely. 

If you are a member of a Quest Club or Curiosity Untamed enrichment club or class you only need your own membership if you wish to have access to the badge requirements and member resources.  These clubs and classes vary greatly and there is no required structure or uniform involved.  Each group uses the program to design a class or club that suits their needs.

If I purchase a club or troop membership as an individual, can I transfer it to an organization when I find one to charter our group?

Yes, you may transfer your club/troop membership to any other person or entity of your choice as long as you put it in writing and we receive a membership agreement form signed by the new owner.

Do we have to wear uniforms?

If you are a member of a Frontier Girls troop, yes.  Frontier Girls is a very structured scouting style program with a required uniform.

If you are part of a Quest Club or using Curiosity Untamed for school purposes, no uniform is required.  Quest Clubs do not have official uniforms, but if your club would like to design a uniform, we offer vests in up to 20 different colors from youth small all the way up to adult 5X.  We also have suggestions as to how to arrange badges and awards on your vests, but they are just suggestions.  You may design any type of uniform you wish, or none at all.

Can I charge dues to attend my class or club?

Yes.  You may charge dues to your members to help cover the cost of supplies, badges, field trips, etc.  You may not profit from dues charged and all monies collected MUST be used for class or club activities and not for the enrichment of any individual.

Does Curiosity Untamed LLC perform background checks on leaders and volunteers?

No.  All groups that use Curiosity Untamed program materials, including Quest Clubs, Frontier Girls troops, enrichment classes, co-op classes, etc. are independent entities who simply use our program curriculum in their youth program and are not a part of Curiosity Untamed LLC.  As such, all background checks and training for leaders and volunteers are the responsibility of the group owner (church, school, veterans group, co-op, etc.).  Curiosity Untamed LLC provides programming materials only.  It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that all leaders and volunteers are vetted to their own satisfaction before allowing their child to participate in a group setting.