Billy Badger’s Page

Welcome to my home page.

I’m here to help you with your badge work. To get the most out of Cubs you will need the Cub Scout Powerpack which tells you quite a lot but you will need some extra help which you will find on these pages.

Not Invested Yet?

If you are new to Cubs and you want to be Invested quickly, you can download the Membership Award Record Sheet and start ‘finding out’. You will need to prove to a leader what you have learnt but it will help to get you invested sooner.

Download the Membership Award Record Sheet

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Interactive Quiz?

You might like to try our Interactive Scouting Quiz. It is also a learning experience because, if you don’t know the answer, you can click on the clue link and you will be taken to a page that has the answer. Answer all 20 questions correctly and get a personalised certificate.

Bring the certificate to Cubs and we can tick off part of your record card. You could also earn points for your six.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader so if you haven’t got it installed on your computer you can download it free from here. You must ask the person who owns this computer before installing any new software.

Activity Badges

There are 33 ordinary activity badges and 4 ‘staged’ activity badges which you can earn on your own or as part of a Pack activity.  Before you attempt a badge, discuss with your leader what you plan to do to make sure that you are planning the right activities.

There are also 6 staged Activity Badges which are available to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Get one of these and you can wear the badge on your Scout Uniform when you move on to Scouts.

Details can be found in you Powerpack or you can find the details online.

barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here and go straight to the Activity Badge you want online. You can print out what you have to do.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here and go straight to the Staged Activity Badge you want online. You can print out what you have to do.

Don’t forget to discuss your plans with a leader first.

The previous record of 23 for the most badges awarded to any Cub from the 1st Winchester pack was broken during the summer of 2004 and now stands at 24.  Can you beat this record?

The Chief Scout’s Silver Award

This is the highest award that you can receive in as a Cub Scout.   Your Powerpack tells you a lot about this award and you should read it to find out more.

Basically, to be awarded your Chief Scout’s Silver Award, you need to earn the Outdoor, Global, Creative, Community, Fitness and Promise Challenge Badges.

Some of these activities are included in our meeting and camps but you will have to do some work at home, they are challenges!

Please note: you do need to complete 2 nights away with Cub Scout in order to achieve the Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) I have a Chief Scout’s Silver Award Record Sheet that you can download to keep a record of how well you are doing.  The leaders will give you a black and white copy at cubs if you don’t want to download it now.  This sheet also records your Outdoor Challenge Details
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Chief Scout’s Silver Award requirements online.

The Challenge Badges

You must do these Challenges to get your Chief Scout’s Silver Award. Your Powerpack has full details of what is required.  You can also check the requirements online by clicking here.

barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Outdoor Challenge requirements online.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Creative Challenge requirements online.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Fitness Challenge requirements online.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Global Challenge requirements online.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Community Challenge requirements online.
barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Promise Challenge requirements online.

The Outdoor Plus Challenge is fun to do but it doesn’t count towards the Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

barrybullet.gif (90 bytes) Click here to check the Outdoor Plus Challenge requirements online.

Essential Scouting Skills

There is no requirement to include all of the traditional scouting skills. However, at the 1st the leaders feel that young people should have developed certain skills; things you would expect Cubs to do.

The following is a list of those skills. Most are fun activities (often games) and it is intended that they should be done at Pack meetings or on camp.

If there is a link, this means that you can do some of these subjects on-line. This may be helpful if you have joined cubs later than others or had to miss a lot of Pack Meetings for whatever reason.

Map Reading Recognise map symbols, understand grid references and contour lines.
Camp Blankets Camp Blankets are a useful place to keep your badges and they keep you warm on camp as well.
Using a Compass Be able to set a bearing and point in the right direction.
Backwoods Cooking Find out how to light a fire and be able to cook on it.
Patrol Tent Care Find out how to erect a six man patrol tent and how to look after it on camp.
Force Ten Tent Care Find out how to erect a Force Ten tent and how to look after it on camp.
Pioneering Find out how to use square lashings to make a structure from sticks.
Tracking Find out how to set and follow a trail using established tracking signs.
Knots Be able to simple knots such as the Reef Knot, Clove Hitch, Bowline etc.
Country Code Find out how to enjoy the Countyside safely whilst respecting nature & property.
Good Turns All cubs are expected to ‘lend a helping hand’. Find out about the Good Turn Diary.
Royal Family Discover how the Queen became our monarch and who makes our laws.
Flags & Saints Find out about our patron saints and how the Union Flag was designed.
Scouting History Try the BP Crossword and the Interactive Scouting Quiz
First Aid – Simple First Aid for young Cubs – be danger aware – know your limitations – find out about burns & scalds.
First Aid – Intermediate First Aid for older Cubs – nose bleeds, cuts & grazes and ‘is it safe to move?’.
First Aid – Advanced First Aid for older Cubs – shock, bleeding, types of dressings.

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