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Naturalist (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

In towns, alternative choices (3) and (4) may be selected in place of (2) (the District Commissioner deciding whether the area may be considered a town for the purpose of this badge. )

  • 1

    Explain in your own words and from your own observations:

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    • a

      The pollination and development of a wild flower

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    • b

      The development of a bird from an egg

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    • c

      The life history of an insect or a fresh or salt water fish

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    • d

      A month’s observation of pond life.

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  • 2

    Keep a nature diary illustrated by sketches of the animals, birds, trees, plants, insects, etc. recorded; this diary to contain the dates and places of :

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    • a

      First appearance of 12 spring or autumn migrants

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    • b

      First flowering of 18 wild flowers, or description of appearance and habits of six sea- birds or water-fowl

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    • c

      First appearance of six butterflies or moths, or description of six animals

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    • d

      Make a carbon or other impression of 18 leaves of different common trees.

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  • 3

    Make a collection of leaves from thirty (30) different trees; or of sixty (60) different species of wild flowers, ferns, and grasses, dried and mounted; be able to name these correctly and identify them in the field

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  • 4

    Make colored drawings of twenty (20) flowers, ferns or grasses from life. Original studies, as well as finished pictures, to be submitted.

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