Astronomer Badge

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Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
It remains here for reference purposes only.
For information on items replacing this topic, see Cub Scout Space.


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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

Pre 2011 version

Resources for Requirements


Other Useful Links

References

  1. Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY