Naturalist Activity Badge
Do this: Ideas/Helps:
1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Respect Character Connection.

Know: Tell what interested you most when completing the requirements for this activity badge. Tell what you learned about how you can show appreciation and respect for wildlife.

Commit: Tell things that some people have done that show a lack of respect for wildlife. Name ways that you will show respect for and protect wildlife.

Practice: Explain how completing the requirements for this activity badge gives you the opportunity to show respect.

Den Meeting Ideas
Naturalist Activities

Primary Faith in God: Serving Others #3

Do five of these:
2. Keep an "insect zoo" that you have collected. You might have crickets, ants, or grasshoppers. Study them for a while then release them. Share your experience with your Webelos den.


3. Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or drawings of your project, or having them visit to see your project.
4. Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo with your family, den, or pack. Tell what you saw. Tennessee Aquarium
Knoxville Zoo
Bays Mountain Park
Natural History Museums
5. Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or town for one week. Identify the birds you see and write down where and when you saw them.
6. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.

Migration Flyaways
Migration Facts
Birds in East Tennessee

7. Learn to identify poisonous plants and venomous reptiles found in your area.

Poisonous plants quiz
Poisonous plants and animals

Brown recluse
Black Widow
Poison ivy

8. Watch six wild animals (snakes, turtles, fish, birds, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing.

Wild Animals
Animal Rehabilitators

9. Give examples of:

Food chain movie

Marine food chain

10 Identify a plant, bird, or wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives only in your area.

Native Fish of Tennessee
Bird Checklists of the United States (click map)
11. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Discuss with your Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting lifecycles of wildlife and humans.
12. Look around your neighborhood and identify how litter might be dangerous to the birds and other animals. Clean up the litter. Identify what else you might do to make your neighborhood safer for animals. Earth Day Online Games
Nice to Wild Animals
13. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation.

Related achievements:
Wolf achievement #7
Wolf Arrow point elective #13 (related to #5 of the Naturalist activity badge requiremets)
Bear achievement #5
Bear Achievement #6

Primary Faith in God program related requirements:
Naturalist #1: Serving Others #3

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