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Naturalist (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

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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