Badge of the Term
The Badge of the Term is a way of gaining badges that wouldn’t normally be completed on a normal meeting night, and can use activities done outside of Cubs. Not all Cubs will want to take part every term, entering is purely voluntary for any interested Cubs. Normally they require a short 5 minute presentation or bringing in some items to show to the whole group or just a few leaders.
How to earn the 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.
The Scout Association has created an activity pack with Pets at Home to help Cubs complete this badge. This can be downloaded here.
Please feel free to share photos and progress via email or on our Cub Scout Parents Facebook page.