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== Outcomes ==
 
== Outcomes ==
 
This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.<ref>  Taken from [http://www.scouts.ca/media/documents/GenMeasuringSuccess.pdf MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY] </ref>
 
This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.<ref>  Taken from [http://www.scouts.ca/media/documents/GenMeasuringSuccess.pdf MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY] </ref>
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== Requirements ==
 
== Requirements ==
 
 
 
# Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
 
# Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
 
# Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
 
# Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
 
# Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
 
# Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
 
# Know and describe 3 sky features:
 
# Know and describe 3 sky features:
* (a) Milky Way
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#* (a) Milky Way
* (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
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#* (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
* (c) Comets
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#* (c) Comets
* (d) Meteors
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#* (d) Meteors
* (e) Planets
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#* (e) Planets
* (f) Stars
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#* (f) Stars
* (g) Satellites
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#* (g) Satellites
* (h) Eclipses
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#* (h) Eclipses
 
# Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides
 
# Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides
 
 
 
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== Cross-badge links:  ==
 
== Cross-badge links:  ==
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* [[Canadian Camper Award]] 5
 
* [[Canadian Camper Award]] 5
  
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=  Program Suggestions and Resources =
 
=  Program Suggestions and Resources =
 
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=uoq%2fNXbv%2f8k%3d&tabid=419 Explore the Night Sky] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=uoq%2fNXbv%2f8k%3d&tabid=419 Explore the Night Sky] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2becUVzkBVeY%3d&tabid=419 Make Your Stargazing Events Shine] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2becUVzkBVeY%3d&tabid=419 Make Your Stargazing Events Shine] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
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* [http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/inav_stars.htm Navigator Software - Identification of stars and planets]
 
* [http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/inav_stars.htm Navigator Software - Identification of stars and planets]
 
* A neat resource from NASA is this link: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cubscouts/
 
* A neat resource from NASA is this link: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cubscouts/
 
  
  

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Contents

Outcomes

This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.[1]

Requirements

  1. Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
  2. Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
  3. Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
  4. Know and describe 3 sky features:
    • (a) Milky Way
    • (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
    • (c) Comets
    • (d) Meteors
    • (e) Planets
    • (f) Stars
    • (g) Satellites
    • (h) Eclipses
  5. Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides

Cross-badge links:

Program Suggestions and Resources


References

  1. Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY