Cub Badges (Awards)

Artist Badge

Complete any three of the following:

    1. Draw in the presence of your Leaders, with pencil, brush or crayon, an original illustration of an incident, character or scene from a simple story told by your examiner. This should be 18cm x 13cm
    2. Design and make a greeting card
    3. Make a model in clay or plastic materials. Your model should be at least 10cm square
    4. Make a decorative article from cane, raffia, wool, leather, wood or other suitable material approved by your Leader in advance.
    5. Make a worthwhile toy or model.
    6. Undertake a project after discussion it with your Leader. It should involve the use of plastic or metal.

The standard expected should be imaginative and of a high quality.

Stage 1

Stage 3

Stage 2


Book Reader

    1. Produce a list of books you have read recently, name their authors and be able to tell the examiner something about three of the books. The books can be chosen by your self and should include at least one story book and at least one factual book. Make sure the books are ones you can read.
    2. Explain how to care for books.
    3. Demonstrate that you can use a dictionary, encyclopedia and an atlas.
    4. Explain to your Leader how the books in the library are set out and how you would find a specific fiction book.


Complete one of the following:

    1. Make, set up and maintain a bird feeder, bird table, or bird bath.
    2. Make, set up and maintain a bird nesting box.
    3. Take part in a nature survey.
    4. Take part in an anti-litter campaign.
    5. Arrange a nature rail or competition for the members of your Cub Pack.
    6. Choose a wild animal, tree, fish or bird. Discover all you can about it and report you discoveries on a wall chart, in a log book, or in a scrap book.
    7. Visit a zoo, botanical gardens, nature gardens, natural history museum or watch a film about animals and plants. Report on your observations.

Go on an expedition with your group in to the countryside and:

    1. Find some examples showing how man has damaged nature and some examples showing how man has improved nature.
    2. Write down some rule for good behavior in the countryside (Outdoor Code) and show how you are doing your best to keep them.

Complete one of the following:

    1. Choose an endangered plant or animal in New Zealand and find out what is being done to save it and how you can help.
    2. Chose an endangered animal in another country and find out what is being done to save it and how you can help.

Complete one of the following to help improve your environment:

    1. Plant a tree.
    2. Lay grass on a area where there is no vegetation cover.
    3. Plant something in a balcony box or indoors in a flower pot.
    4. Clear rubbish from a beach or riverbank and explain why rubbish is so dangerous to animals


    1. Have regular use of a computer
    2. Explain the main parts of a computer
    3. Show you can use the keyboard by:
      2. Using the top symbols of the keys.
      3. Using other important keys as asked by your leader
    4. Tell your Leader about different types of programmers and uses for computer.
    5. Demonstrate how to use one of the programs.


Demonstrate the following to the examiner:

    1. Boil an egg for three minutes, remove the top from the egg and serve up the egg in an eggcup.
    2. Prepare a sandwich for you school lunch, using your favorite filling. Wrap the sandwich up and put it in you lunch box.
    3. Explain the benefits of including a piece of fruit with the lunch
    4. Wash, dry and put away the dishes you used.
    5. Help prepare the evening meal for your family for a week.


    1. Have the regular use of a bicycle of the correct size and equipment as set out in the Road Code.
    2. Demonstrate how to mount and dismount a bicycle correctly.
    3. Clean and oil the bicycle and pump up the tyres.
    4. Explain the need for keeping the bicycle in road-worthy condition. Explain the consequences for not doing so.
    5. Show how to mend a puncture.
    6. Explain the dangers of cycling on a hills.
    7. Go for a short ride with the examiner watches. Demonstrate the proper hand signals and the road rules applying to to bicycles.


Complete any four of the following:

    1. Sing two folk songs.
    2. Tell a yarn lasting at least 5 minutes.
    3. Demonstrate three magic tricks.
    4. Tell a story using puppets.
    5. Teach the Cub Pack a simple song.
    6. Play a simple melody on a musical instrument.
    7. Make up a play and produce it for the Pack.
    8. Preform a series of tumbling tricks.
    9. Lead the Pack in some form of folk dancing.
    10. Any other form of entertainment of a similar standard that should be agreed to by the examiner.

First Aid

    1. Explain why people should lie down if they have a big fright or have been injured.
    2. Demonstrate how to keep someone warm and comfortable with one or two blankets.
    3. Demonstrate how to apply a cold face cloth to a person suffering from a mild headache.
    4. Demonstrate how to gently clean a cut or graze and apply a plaster.
    5. Explain the limits o first aid treatment and when it's important to call an adult.
    6. Explain how to call an ambulance and the police and when this should be done.
    7. Explain how to treat insect bites and strings.

My Faith

This badge is not a test of faith. It's intended to increase an awareness of the importance of faith.

The Badge may be earned by Cubs of any faith and the examiner need to amend the requirements to suits the faith.

    1. Show your love for your family by doing some good turns for them.
    2. Make a trip to church, shire, temple or meeting place associated with your faith and then discuss what you observed during your visit.
    3. The Bible and books of other religious faiths describe people taking care of others. Read such a story and then do something for someone who may be ill or lonely. You could make a card, take them some cooking or run messages for them.
    4. Read a prayer at you Cub Pack opening or closing.
    5. Our faith ask us to love our families and friends and also people we don't care for very much. Ask someone to find such a story in the book your faith uses, then read it and discuss what you learnt from it.
    6. Attend a church service of your choice.


Complete one of the following:

    1. Look after a patch of garden. Know what tool are needed and how to use and look after them. Grow something in your garden suitable for the time of the year.
    2. Grow a variety of plants indoor and know the conditions which they must be kept.

Complete and two of the following:

    1. Grow vegetables or flowers from seed; know how to prick out and transplant.
    2. Know about hazards to plants and flowers (e.g. diseases, pests) and understand what preventative methods can be taken and what can be done to aid growth.
    3. Know how to store vegetables and how long they may be stored.
    4. Show how to prepare flowers for display.
    5. Make a compost heap.
    6. Carry out a soil test using a standard kit.
    7. Help plan and plant a rockery garden, a fern or herb garden, herbaceous border, hanging basket, garden tub, etc.
    8. Help maintain a lawn and understand why it need constant attention.


    1. Show a continuing interest and progress, over a period of at least three months, in a hobby or skill.
    2. Demonstrate it and discuss it with an adult or your Cub Pack.

Suitable hobbies might be:

  • chess,
  • singing in a choir,
  • model making,
  • our your own special hobby.

Home help

    1. Take your turn washing or drying the dishes, or stacking the evening dishes in a dishwasher.
    2. Explain why it's important to remove scraps of food from the kitchen bench as soon as possible after preparing and eating a meal.
    3. Take your turn setting the dinning table for the evening meal.
    4. Tidy your bedroom before going to school everyday for a period of 1 week without being reminded.
    5. Learn to clean your shoes and make sure they are clean before going out each day.
    6. Assist with vacuum cleaning the living area of the house. Pick up toys and books and put them away.
    7. Wash and iron your Cub Scarf.
    8. Sew a badge on your shirt or blanket or sew a button on a garment.
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