Family Helper Badge

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This badge helps Cubs develop practical skills and knowledge around simple household chores and responsibilities (such as basic cooking and cleaning.) [1]


With the help of an adult, do any seven (7) of the following:

  1. Show how to use the kitchen stove or microwave oven safely, and then make tea, coffee, cocoa, soup or cook an egg.
  2. Set a table for a two course meal for your family.
  3. Know how to load and operate a dishwasher, of show the proper way to wash dishes by hand.
  4. Clean windows and mop a floor.
  5. Make a bed and clean and tidy a room.
  6. Vacuum a rug.
  7. Show the correct way to answer callers at the door and on the telephone, and show how to pass on a message.
  8. Wash and dry a load of laundry and iron your neckerchief.
  9. Show how to recycle, compost and dispose of household garbage.
  10. Sew on a badge and a button.
  11. Discuss how to properly dispose of household toxic waste such as paint, oil, paint thinner, old medicine, cleaners and batteries.
  12. Wash an automobile.
  13. Keep an entrance to a home clear of snow for one month
  14. Water a lawn or garden for one month.
  15. Show that you can reduce your family's energy costs by turning off lights and electrical equipment that are not being used during a one week period

Cross-badge links:

  • Part 1 can be cross-linked to the Cooking Badge.
  • Several items (3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14) can be considered as Blue Star A1, if done regularly for a month or more.

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