Woodcraftsman Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Woodcraftsman Interest Badge
  1. Keep a woodcraft diary of two of the seasons - Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn - containing records with dates and places of observation of not fewer than 10 birds or plants, 10 trees and 10 butterflies or moths. Give a short account of other animals which have been seen and illustrate the records with pencil sketches, carbon impressions or leaves of pressed specimens.
  2. Do one of the following alternatives (A, B or C):
    1. Make a collection of 50 different species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses, trees and shrubs, giving names, places and dates, soil and water conditions, size and other useful information; and recognise them as well as give a short description of 10 of the specimens.
    2. OR
    3. Make a collection of photographic or carbon impressions or sketches or plaster casts of leaves of 20 trees and 5 shrubs; giving the names of the trees and shrubs from which they came.
    4. OR
    5. Make 15 sketches from life, or photographs of birds or animals, and give a description of their habits.
  3. Demonstrate evidence of an intelligent interest in the whole field of nature and with particular regard to ONE of the following:
    1. Trees and shrubs
    2. Wild flowers
    3. Bird life
    4. Butterflies or moths and insects
    5. Wild animals
    6. Ferns or grasses
    7. Seashore or pond life
    8. Rocks and fossils

    and produce collections, specimens, log books etc as the pursuit may warrant.

  4. Discuss with the examiner your observation and the sources of information (museums etc.) you may have used.

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