All Certificates Updated with New Badges and Journeys

Did you know? If you've purchased certificates from me at any time on Etsy or Teachers pay Teachers, you get free updates indefinitely? That's right. So if you've purchased any of the certs in the past, please send me an email at strawjenberry@gmail.com. Include your order number and the level of certificates you ordered. I will email you back the new file.

Some of the updated certificates have slight design changes from the older versions. This was one of the outcomes of losing files to a corrupted flash drive and having the recreate them. I've put over 12 hours into each set of certificates. But in the process I was able to fine tune them as well. This means they look crisper, neater and symmetric. I've gone through each and every set with a fine tooth comb, but if you see any errors, please let me know.

All certificate sets are now $25, a slight increase to cover the labor of love. I hope the next time new badges come out, there are less than 40 at one time--whew!

Thank you, as always, for your support.

And Last but Not Least...the Ambassador Tracker!

The final trackers have been completed. Now I am focused on processing my Etsy store orders. Thank you for your patience! As soon as I am caught up with orders, I will update all of the badge certificates. If you've previously purchased any of my badge certificates, you will receive the updates certificates at no additional charge.  As with all the other trackers, you have three choices: a fillable PDF (fill in using free Adobe Reader), a non-fillable PDF (to print and fill in by hand) and the new, grid-style trackers (also a print and fill). I no longer offer a Word version of the older trackers.

If you downloaded the new Brownie or Cadette grid-style trackers in the past week or so (8/12 to 8/19/19), please re-download them. The previous copies had errors/omissions. Please go to the freebies page and download the pdf again (or to archives for the old trackers).

Old Style Tracker

The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker


The grid-style tracker is also updated with all the new badges. FYI this tracker is not fillable. They are a manual form to print and fill in by hand. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Senior Badge Trackers Now Available

The Senior Badge Tracker has been completed. One more to go with the Ambassador trackers. Whew! If you've placed an order from my Etsy store, please note I am working super hard getting all the orders processed. Thank you for your patience! As with the other trackers, you can choose between three choices: a fillable PDF (fill in using free Adobe Reader), a non-fillable PDF (to print and fill in by hand) and the new, grid-style trackers (also a print and fill). I no longer offer a Word version of the older trackers.

If you downloaded the new Brownie or Cadette grid-style trackers in the past week or so, please re-download them. The previous copies had errors/omissions. Please go to the freebies page and download the pdf again.

Old Style Tracker

The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker

The grid-style tracker is also updated with all the new badges. FYI this tracker is not fillable. They are a manual form to print and fill in by hand. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Cadettes Trackers are Updated!

The Cadette Badge Tracker is done sporting an all new header! You can choose between three trackers: a fillable PDF (fill in using free Adobe Reader), a non-fillable PDF (to print and fill in by hand) and the new, grid-style trackers (also a print and fill). I'm working on the Senior trackers over the weekend! If you downloaded the new Brownie grid-style tracker, it was missing the Outdoor Journey. Please go to the freebies page and re-download the pdf again.

Old Style Tracker

The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker

The grid-style tracker is also updated with all the new badges. FYI this tracker is not fillable. They are a manual form to print and fill in by hand. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Updated Junior Badge Trackers Now Available!

As with the Daisy and Brownie Trackers, I recreated the old tracker too. Looking forward to how easy these will be to update in the future, which wasn't true with the older version. The old style tracker has a new colorful header too. There are fillable pdf and non-fillable pdf versions available--the fillable version takes the place of the old Word version. I'm working on the Cadette trackers next! That batch shouldn't take me as long because I have the bare bones graphics already done.

Old Style Tracker

The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker

The grid-style tracker is also updated with all the new badges. FYI this tracker is not fillable. They are a manual form to print and fill in by hand. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Updated Brownie Trackers Now Available!

As with the Daisy Tracker, I recreated the old tracker too. Looking forward to how easy these will be to update in the future, which wasn't true with the older version. There are fillable pdf and non-fillable pdf versions available--the fillable version takes the place of the old Word version. I'm working on the Junior trackers next!

Old Style Tracker

The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker

The grid-style tracker is also updated with all the new badges. FYI this tracker is not fillable. They are a manual form to print and fill in by hand. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Daisy Trackers are Done!

And by done, I mean all RE-DONE and pretty! I took the time to recreate the old tracker. I couldn't give up on them and I'm super happy with the updated *polish* they got. It makes them easier to update in the future, which wasn't an option with the older version. There are fillable pdf and non-fillable pdf versions available--the fillable version takes the place of the old Word version. I'm working on the Brownie trackers next!

Old Style Tracker


The above "older style" tracker is available in the archives.


New Style Tracker

 

The grid tracker is also updated with all the new badges. It can be downloaded on the Freebies page.

Badge Tracker Updates and New Product Sneak Peek!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=75REYN8JUV79W&source=url


Hi, everyone! As you know recently GS has added 42 new badges this summer. In order for me to update the badge trackers, I need the high resolution badge requirements from the GS Store. These PDF downloads are $.99-1.99 per badge:

X - Items marked with an X have been purchased with donations received so far. Updated 8/9/19. I have them all! Thank you.

Ambassador

Space Science Master $0.99 X
Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Cybersecurity $1.99 X
Coding for Good $1.99 X

Senior

Space Science Expert $0.99 X
Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Cybersecurity $1.99 X
Coding for Good $1.99 X

Cadette

Space Science Researcher $0.99 X
Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Cybersecurity $1.99 X
Coding for Good $1.99 X

Junior

Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Coding for Good $1.99 X

Brownie

Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
Coding for Good $1.99 X

Daisy

Trail Adventure $0.99 X
Coding For Good $1.99 X
Snow or Climbing Adventure $0.99 X
$32.76 Subtotal 24 items

X - Items marked with an X have been purchased with donations received so far. Updated 8/9/19. I have them all! Thank you.

That’s just a few cents over $32. Any additional dollars raised will be used to offset the time and resources needed to keep the trackers free and enable me to keep updating the older trackers. In the almost 10 years that I've been doing this, I've never asked for donations. Freebies were how I got my start, in sharing what I created for my own troop with you. Over the years the passion has evolved into a business for me, a way to augment my income while I raise my kids. I pay for web hosting, domain registration, Etsy and TpT fees as well as database fees out of my product profit. I also work more than full-time as a graphic designer in the non-profit sector. The past two years I've contemplated making the old Word/PDF trackers obsolete because they are difficult and time-consuming to update and I get super busy with planner sales and custom orders.  

But with your help, I will update the new and the old trackers with the 42 new badges so that you can continue to use them. And they will remain free!

So if you are able, please make a donation. Even $1-2 helps not only offset the cost of the digital purchases, but also allows me to dedicate more time to working on freebies. 

I can’t wait to get started! I appreciate it so much and plan to continue creating useful resources for leaders in the years to come.  Thank you in advance for your support.

XOXO

 
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Sneak Peek - Coming Soon!


Everything you need for your Girl Scout ceremony or party! Whether it's Bridging, Investiture, Rededication or an end of the year celebration, this printable pack is the perfect way to curate a colorful, coordinated party.

Launching August 2nd!

Troop Buttons for Everything!

Buttons, Buttons, Whose Got the Buttons?

Sometimes I create graphics for clients, sometimes out of necessity and usefulness, but sometimes I design for FUN. And these are fun. I've created several buttons to completion and have quite a few still in draft form. At first, I figured they would make cute Facebook cover photos. Then I made matching cover photos to go with them. But I love them so much that I can see them being a troop logo or t-shirt design too! The sky is the limit. If you want a hot air balloon, an animal or symbol, activity, etc. you can choose your personalization details. Since they are fully personalizable, you can only find them on Etsy, not on Tpt.



 Facebook Sets





Click here to view the buttons and sets on Etsy

Cookie Resources and World Thinking Day Certificates

I'm seeing Girl Scouts everywhere! It's cookie season and smiling Girl Scouts are out selling cookies at booth sales. My heart always soars when I see them, no matter what age and level they are. I hope all of you leaders and parents are surviving cookie season, as it can be a hectic one. Speaking of hectic, I'm sure you're wondering..."Jen, where are your cookie resources?" First, some advice: Backup your files, everyone. Recently I went on a digital organization spree and consolidated all of my resources onto backup flash drives, mainly to get the large files off of my work computer. I don't have the best luck with flash drives so I don't know what I was thinking. As a result, I lost, yes lost, every.single.resource.I've.ever.created. You heard that right. Every. Single. One. And although I haven't exhausted all of my options in recovering the data, I am glad that my resources are all up on Teachers Pay Teachers.

So not all is lost. I do have backup of my leader planner, which is definitely a good thing! However, my beautiful cookie resources, which were mostly done, are gone. I had uploaded three lanyards and a couple of door hangers (all ABC Bakery) to Teachers Pay Teachers before the crash. I also had some files that I recovered enough to recreate some and the ones from InDesign were intact all but linked files. So after piecing everything together, I uploaded all but one resource: the thank you cards. I may try to recreate those this week. You can see what I have in my TpT shop. I've decided I won't be listing the cookie resources on Etsy this year since it's so late. It's likely everyone is at the point of cookie sales where they have what they need. Nonetheless, the items are there to browse.






Good news is I was able to create two World Thinking Day Fun Patch certificates just in time for this year's WTD! I had so much fun creating these and I truly hope you love them and find them useful.



The new certs are available in the Etsy store and on Teachers Pay Teachers. If you haven't already done so, take a look at the store on TpT. All of my resources are there, even the free ones!!

Have a great cookie season everyone!
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