How to earn your badge
- Choose one of these to do:
- Take care of a pet for at least three months. Give it the correct foods, and learn to recognise common illnesses and how to treat them.
- Help to care for a farm animal for at least three months. Know the correct foods to give it and be able to recognise common
illnesses. Learn what special care you need to give before and after the birth of farm animals.
- Then choose two of these to do:
- Keep a record of bird, animal or insect life in your garden, local area or park. Keep pictures, sketches, photographs or audio recordings. Do this for at least three months.
- Visit a zoo, wildlife park, animal sanctuary or rescue centre. Find
out about some of the animals you see. What are their feeding habits and natural habitats?
- Belong to an animal, bird or wildlife society. Either take part in one of its activities or make progress in any award scheme it offers.
- Find out about dangers that threaten wildlife in their natural habitat. Make a poster, collage or drawing or tell other Cub Scouts what you found out.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.