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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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::c. '''''Practice:''''' Explain how completing the requirements for this activity badge gives you the opportunity to show respect.
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'''''And do five of these:'''''
 
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: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.
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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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: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 Academics: Wildlife Conservation|Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Wildlife Conservation]].
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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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*Requirement 7 is similar to [[Tenderfoot rank]] Requirement 11.
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*[http://www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Society]
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*[http://www.nps.gov National Park Service]
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*[http://www.nwf.org National Wildlife Federation]
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*[http://www.fws.gov U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]
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Webelos Scout Naturalist activity badge (pin) resources include the Naturalist worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
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The Webelos Naturalist activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Nature merit badge(s).
The Webelos Naturalist activity badge options include earning the Wildlife Conservation belt loop.


Webelos
Naturalist
Activity Badge

The Webelos Naturalist Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.


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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 No. 33452)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Naturalist is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Naturalist requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


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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