Cub Scouts explore the natural world and learn about making a positive impact by completing the World Scout Environmental Badge. It allows them to work with the Atlantic Six to achieve their Turas, Taisteal, and Tagann Badges. Completing the Badge is intended to last for the duration of an average programme cycle; for Cub Scouts this could mean 7 meetings and 2 day activities.
Each member of the Atlantic Six will help us explore the areas of the Badge:
- Eva helps us look at clean water and clean air (eg exploring a local river, lake, or beach)
- Sean helps us explore natural habitats (eg exploring a local park, forest, bog, marshland, etc)
- Phil helps us know about recycling and disposing of waste safely (harmful substances)
- Conor tells us about Leave No Trace (environmental practices)
- Sarah helps us look at natural disasters (eg emergencies services and survival)
- Isobel helps us organise an environmental project: (Environmental Special Interest Badge) with a planning meeting, a day long project, and a review & celebration meeting.
Sections 1 to 5 are the exploration and reflect stage, and should involve 5 meetings and a day activity which explores the themes in a practical, age-appropriate manner.