Aboriginal Awareness Badge
Cubs learn about the past and present contributions of Canada's First Peoples, and develop positive attitudes about these contributions. 
Do any four of the following requirements:
- Tell about or show four or more items that were invented by Aboriginal people and which we still use today.
- Make a list of Aboriginal words that are used as names of places, such as provinces and territories, cities, towns, parks, roads and waterways. Discover the Aboriginal meaning of these words.
- Learn about some of the Aboriginal people who first lived in your area. Using historical information and designs, make a model or display that shows their dwellings, how they traveled, their writing and art forms, and objects used for daily living.
- Learn an Aboriginal game, song, dance or story and share it with your six or pack.
- Tell how an Aboriginal people's way of life is affected by the part of the country in which they live.
- Discover and tell how Aboriginal people helped early explorers and pioneers to settle in Canada.
- If possible, arrange to visit with an Aboriginal person. Find out how that person's life is similar to or different from how Aboriginal people lived long ago.
- Part 7: Can link with Canadian Heritage Badge 2
- The Cub Book page 253 Canada's Aboriginal People
- Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca)
- Look under Arts, Culture, Heritage / Learning Resources / Kids' Stop / Games for ideas for Cub-age kids.
- "Turtle Island" is a quiz about First Nations, Metis and Inuit items and culture.
- "Memory" is a matching game which teaches about culture and heritage.
- Inuit Games (www.athropolis.com/news-upload/11-data/index.htm)
- Grade 6 students at Aqsarniit School in Iqaluit show how to do games like the Musk Ox Push, the Kneel Jump and Back Push.
- Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY