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'''''Do these:'''''
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:1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Respect Character Connection.
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::a. '''''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.
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::b. '''''Commit:''''' Tell things that some people have done that show a lack of respect for wildlife. Name ways you will show respect for and protect wildlife.
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'''1'''. [[Character_Connection#Respect|Respect Character Connection]]<br>
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'''2'''. Insect zoo - ''pp. 320-7''<br>
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'''3'''. Aquarium or terrarium - ''pp. 328-30''<br>
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'''4'''. Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo - ''p. 330'' <br>
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'''5'''. Watch for birds. Identify the birds - ''pp. 331-2'' <br>
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'''6'''. Bird flyways - ''p. 333'' <br>
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'''7'''. Poisonous plants and venomous reptiles - ''p. 334-6'' <br>
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'''8'''. Watch six wild animals - ''pp. 337-8'' <br>
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'''9'''. Producer, consumer, and a decomposer - ''pp. 338-9'' <br>
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:*One way humans have changed the balance of nature - ''p. 340''<br>
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:*How you can help protect the balance of nature - ''pp. 340-1''<br>
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'''10'''. Plant, bird, or wild animal found only in your area - ''p. 341''<br>
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'''11'''. Aquatic ecosystems and wetlands - ''p. 341''<br>
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'''12'''. Litter - ''p. 341''<br>
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'''13'''. [[Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation|Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation]].<br>
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;General Resources
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*[http://www.cubroundtable.com/assets/pdf-documents/Naturalist-Activity-Badge-Outline.pdf CubRoundtable: Naturalist 54 page reference guide]
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*[http://kismif.org/category/webelos/webelos-activity-badges/naturalist/ KISMIF: Naturalist Links]
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*[http://wtsmith.com/rt/webactbadge/naturalist.html Bill Smith's Webelos Leader Resources: Naturalist]
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*[http://www.skcbsa.org/buckeye/roundtable/naturalist.pdf Webelos Roundtable Packet: Naturalist]
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'''''And do five of these:'''''
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== Related awards ==
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*Requirement 7 is similar to [[Tenderfoot rank]] Requirement 11.
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*Requirement 8 is similar to [[Second Class rank]] Requirement 5.
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: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.
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{{Ecology Awards Links}}
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:4. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
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: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.
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:7. Learn to identify poisonous plants and venomous reptiles found in your area.
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: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.
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::*A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
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: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.
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: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.
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: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.
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:13. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the [[Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation|Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation]].
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# [[Cub_Scout_Academics#Earning_Loops_and_Pins_multiple_times |Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times]]
 
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== Related awards ==
 
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*[[Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation]] Belt Loop and Pin
 
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*[[Nature]], [[Bird Study]], and [[Mammal Study]] Merit Badge
 
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**Requirement 7 is similar to [[Tenderfoot Rank]] Requirement 11.
 
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*[http://www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Society]
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Naturalist requirements

Do these:

  1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Respect Character Connection.
    a. 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.
    b. Commit: Tell things that some people have done that show a lack of respect for wildlife. Name ways you will show respect for and protect wildlife.
    c. Practice: Explain how completing the requirements for this activity badge gives you the opportunity to show respect.

And do five of these:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
  4. 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.
  5. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
  6. Learn to identify poisonous plants and venomous reptiles found in your area.
  7. 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.
  8. Give examples of:
    • A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
    • One way humans have changed the balance of nature
    • How you can help protect the balance of nature
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)



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Notes

Requirement resources

1. Respect Character Connection
2. Insect zoo - pp. 320-7
3. Aquarium or terrarium - pp. 328-30
4. Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo - p. 330
5. Watch for birds. Identify the birds - pp. 331-2
6. Bird flyways - p. 333
7. Poisonous plants and venomous reptiles - p. 334-6
8. Watch six wild animals - pp. 337-8
9. Producer, consumer, and a decomposer - pp. 338-9

  • One way humans have changed the balance of nature - p. 340
  • How you can help protect the balance of nature - pp. 340-1

10. Plant, bird, or wild animal found only in your area - p. 341
11. Aquatic ecosystems and wetlands - p. 341
12. Litter - p. 341
13. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation.

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
General Resources

Related awards

Outdoor-related awards
Ecology-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal


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