(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement as well as those listed at the end of the badge.)
Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.* Explain the difference between a postcard a letter. Learn what size a postcard can be. What materials can it be made from?
_____ 2.* Start a collection of at least three postcards.
Otter: Do four requirements including the 2 starred
_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Learn how to properly write and address a postcard. Make sure you know what the proper postage is since it differs from a regular letter.
Dolphin: Do five requirements including the 2 starred
_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Make your own postcard and send it to a friend or family member.
Butterfly: Do six requirements including the 2 starred
_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Learn the history of the postcard. When were they first used and why?
Eagle: Do Seven requirements including the 2 starred
_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Write to all your family and friends around the country and ask them to send you a postcard from where they live.
Owl: Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:
_____ 1. * Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2. * Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
_____ 3. Make a postcard set as a gift for someone.
_____ 4. Participate in a Flat Stanley project and ask everyone who receives your Flat Stanley to send you a postcard. Read the book, “Flat Stanley” and then follow the directions below:
Create a flat version of yourself using a paper doll template. Mount your “flat self” on cardboard, or laminate it to make sure it will not get too damaged in its travels. Write a letter to travel with your flat self requesting that whoever receives it takes a picture holding your flat self somewhere in their hometown. Then have them send both the picture and a postcard of where they live back to you. Make sure to include your address. Also include a travel log so that everyone knows where your flat self has already traveled. This makes sure your flat self always goes somewhere new. Create an album of all the places your flat self has traveled.
_____ 5. Look through a postcard collection that belongs to someone else.
_____ 6. Look through pictures of old fashioned postcards.
_____ 7. Find examples of humorous postcards, wildlife postcards, nature postcards, city/town postcards, etc. How many categories can you find?
_____ 8. Send a postcard of where you live to someone far away.
_____ 9. Make postcards sets and sell them to raise money for a local charity.
_____ 10. Help design a postcard marketing campaign for a local business or charity.
_____ 11. Find out about Deltiology, the official name for postcard collecting. What types of postcards do people collect? Where can you buy, sell and trade postcards.
_____ 12. Make your own postcard and send it to a friend or family member.
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History of Postcards