Cub, Beaver, Brownie and Rainbow Activities
Suggestions for sections of badges that could be covered by a visit to Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve
Local Knowledge Naturalist Animal Carer
Our World Science
Local Knowledge Activity Badge
- Learn about a famous building of historical interest in your area and visit it.
Naturalist Activity Badge
- Learn how to identify six different living things from 2 categories e.g. trees, water birds, minibeasts and insects, pond dwellers, wild flowers.
- Over three months, visit the same natural area at least four times. Take a note of the changes in the plants and wildlife that you see.
- Create a piece of art using natural material.
Animal Carer Activity Badge
- Keep a record of bird, animal or insect life in your garden, local area, park (or nature reserve).
- Keep pictures, sketches, photographs or audio recordings of them.
Our World Challenge Award
- Find out about services for people (e.g a museum) in your local area, and visit one.
- We can also offer science activity sessions
Beaver Challenge Badges
My Adventure My Outdoors My Skills
My World Science
My Adventure Challenge Badge
- Take part in an outdoor activity e.g following a trail.
- Go on a ramble or nature walk.
My Outdoors Challenge Badge
- Take part in an activity with natural things like leaves, bark, twigs, sand or rocks.
- Point out and name five different types of animals, insects, birds or fish and find out about the food they eat and the places they live.
- Make something to help animals in the wild – for example, a bird box or bug hotel.
My Skills Challenge Badge
- Go to somewhere new and find out five facts about it.
My World Challenge Badge
- Go pond dipping.
- Go on a mini-beast hunt.
- Try some leaf printing.
- We can also offer science activity workshops.
Culture Wildlife Seasons Science
- Visit a local museum to find out about some of the collections and exhibits.
- Talk with an adult you know about how the area where you live has changed.
- Visit a nature reserve. Draw pictures or take photographs of at least four different types of trees. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Label them with the names of the trees.
- Identify three of each of the following: common wild birds; common butterflies and wild mammals.
- Study what lives in a pond or stream. Look for insects, fish, amphibians and plants. Make a record of any signs of pollution.
- Keep a record of when and where you see the following: spring flowers, leaves appearing on trees, baby animals.
- Watch butterflies, bees and other insects on a flowering plant or bush. Know what they are doing and why.
- Use fallen natural objects, like conkers, acorns or leaves to make a collage or decoration. Or – Make a picture from bark or stone rubbing.
- Visit a museum.
- Forces: Find out about how different forces act on each other.
- Visit a nature reserve
- Animals: How are animals adapted to their environments?
- Plants: What does a plant need to grow?
Roundabout and Jigsaw
Rainbow Roundabout and Jigsaw Themes
- Visit interesting places. Learn about the local community.
- Explore how the seasons change.