Cubs Naturalist Badge

Now is the perfect time of year to get this badge!

Hi Cubs, this is one of my favourite badges, and as a group we have been working towards achieving it. In order to get it you need to do the following:

  1. Learn how to identify six different living things from two of these
    garden birds
    water birds
    minibeasts and insects
    wild flowers
    pond dwellers
    butterflies and moths
    That means you should have 12 examples in total.
  2. Over three months, visit the same natural area at least four times. Take a note of the changes in the plants and wildlife that you see. You might visit a garden, hedgerow, canal, river lake or park. Make sure that you have an adult’s permission for the visits.
  3. Learn the countryside code and how to follow it.
  4. Choose one of these activities to do:
    Create a piece of art using natural material. You could do a bark or leaf rubbing, dried flower picture or maybe a collage.
    Use a dye that uses natural ingredients to colour a piece of material.
    Make a feeding station for birds. Get permission to hang it in a good position.
    Make a hedgehog, ladybird or bee house.
    With an adult pick wild edible berries, leaves or fruit. Use them in a recipe.

Lots of you have already achieved lots of these steps and some of you even have this badge. Parents can check on OSM to see what else need to be done and can send us evidence of achieving these goals using OSM. Somebody has posted a handy video on YouTube showing you how to do it.

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