Insect Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Insect Badge | near the exit of It’s Tough to be a Bug

Wilderness Explorers and Scouts understand that every animal in the world has an important role. Insects are part of the animal kingdom and outnumber all other animals. Learn about the important role various insects play in the world.

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Animal Find Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Animal Find Badge | all around the Animal Kingdom

Wilderness Explorers and Scouts pledge to be friends to all animals. Locate as many different kinds of animals as you can during your visit to Animal Kingdom Park. Circle the animals in your WE Handbook and show the pages to the WE Troop Leader.

Scouts may also want to

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Flamingo Badge | Wilderness Explorers

Flamingo Badge | at the Flamingos on Discovery Island

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Wilderness Explorers and Scouts study many creatures in the wild. Flamingos live in large groups called colonies and it can be difficult to tell them apart. Ask the WE Troop Leader to show you some photos of the flamingos living at the Animal Kingdom, identify them for your badge.

Scouts may also want to

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Let’s Explore! the Animal Kingdom. During your Walt Disney World vacation, earn Wilderness Explorer badges for your handbook by visiting the badge locations throughout the park and completing the instructions for each activity.

When you complete 5 badges, earn your Tadpole Badge. Complete 10 badges, earn the Minnow Badge. Complete 20 badges, earn your Fish Badge. Once all 30 badges have been completed, you’ll be a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

You do not need to complete all of the activities during one visit – save your handbook for your next trip.

Cub Scout: Plants & Wildlife

Cub Scout: Plants & Wildlife

During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to dig more into plants & wildlife as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many plant & wildlife goals built into the adventures including:

  • Being knowledgeable, responsible, and comfortable in the outdoors
  • Going fishing and having a hands-on experience to apply all the Bears have learned
  • Knowing it’s never too early to understand our animal and insect neighbors
  • Learning about the creatures and plants that share our living world
  • Learning about the types of fish near the Scouts’ homes
  • Learning how to observe and listen carefully
  • Learning how to protect the environment
  • Learning important life skills
  • Learning what the fish eat, how they can be caught, and how we can conserve and preserve our fish by using the concept of catch-and-release fishing
  • Practicing service to the community and the world
  • Practicing ways to conserve in the world around us
  • Taking care of plants and the environment
  • Understanding different types of equipment and making simple fishing tackle
  • Understanding our interconnection with the plant world
  • Working in teams
A Scout is thrifty, kind, clean and reverent while practicing plants & wildlife skills.

Scouting WDW

Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice home & family goals while:

Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

    Traveling to Walt Disney World

      Dining at Disney World Restaurants

        Visiting Disney World Parks


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          Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:

          Tiger Core: Backyard Jungle

          Wolf Elective: Grow Something

          Bear Core: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

          Bear Elective: A Bear Goes Fishing

          Webelos Elective: Into the Wild

          Webelos Elective: Into the Woods

          Cub Scout: Aquatics

            Cub Scout Aquatics

          During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his aquatic skills.

          The Scouting program has included water activities since it began. Aquatics is an important part of Cub Scout summer camps AND most popular family vacation spots.  Learning and reinforcing safe swimming and boating practices may save the life of a Scout, or someone else.

          During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his aquatic skills at the resort pool or water parks, while using the boat transportation to/from the parks, and in the parks on the various water rides.

          Throughout the five Cub Scout ranks, there are many Aquatic topics built into the adventure electives including:

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          Water & Swimming
          • Water conservation
          • Water pollution
          • Swimming safety
          • Swimming as exercise
          • Gliding in the water
          • Water assistance & rescue
          • Swimming buddies
          • Visiting a public pool
          • Fastening a life jacket correctly
          • BSA swimmer classification skills
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          Boats
          • Types of boats
          • Boating equipment
          • Boating safety
          • Rowing and canoes

           

          Scouting WDW

          Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice aquatic goals while visiting:

          Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

            Traveling to Walt Disney World

              Dining at Walt Disney World 

                Visiting Walt Disney World 

                 


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                Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:

                Tiger Elective Adventure: Floats and Boats
                1. Identify five different types of boats.
                2. Build a boat from recycled materials, and float it on the water.
                3. With your den, say the SCOUT water safety chant.
                4. Play the buddy game with your den.
                5. Show that you can put on and fasten a life jacket the correct way.
                6. Show how to safely help someone who needs assistance in the water,
                without having to enter the water yourself.
                7. Show how to enter the water safely, blow your breath out under the
                water, and do a prone glide.

                Wolf Elective Adventure: Spirit of the Water
                1. Demonstrate how the water in your community can become polluted.
                2. Explain one way that you can help conserve water in your home.
                3. Explain to your den leader why swimming is good exercise.
                4. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in
                swimming or boating.
                5. Show how to do a reaching rescue.
                6. Visit a local pool or public swimming area with your family or Wolf
                den. With qualified supervision, jump into water that is at least chesthigh,
                and swim 25 feet or more.

                Bear Elective Adventure: Salmon Run
                1. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in
                boating.
                2. Identify the equipment needed when going boating.
                3. Demonstrate correct rowing or paddling form. Explain how rowing and
                canoeing are good exercise.
                4. Explain the importance of response personnel or lifeguards in a
                swimming area.
                5. Show how to do both a reach rescue and a throw rescue.
                6. Visit a local pool or swimming area with your den or family, and go
                swimming.
                7. Demonstrate the front crawl swim stroke to your den or family.
                8. Name the three swimming ability groups for the Boy Scouts of
                America.
                9. Attempt the BSA beginner swimmer classification.

                Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut
                Complete 1–5 and any two from 6–10.
                1. State the safety precautions you need to take before doing any water
                activity.
                2. Recognize the purpose and the three classifications of swimming
                ability groups in Scouting.
                3. Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know before
                going boating.
                4. Explain the meaning of “order of rescue” and demonstrate the reach
                and throw rescue techniques from land.
                5. Attempt the BSA swimmer test.
                6. Demonstrate the precautions you must take before attempting to dive
                head first into the water, and attempt a front surface dive.
                7. Learn and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl,
                sidestroke, breaststroke, or trudgen.
                8. Invite a member or former member of a lifeguard team, rescue squad,
                the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, or other armed forces branch who
                has had swimming and rescue training to your den meeting. Find out
                what training and other experiences this person has had.
                9. Demonstrate how to correctly fasten a life jacket that is the right size
                for you. Jump into water over your head. Show how the life jacket
                keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet. Get out of the
                water, remove the life jacket and hang it where it will dry.
                10. If you are a qualified swimmer, select a paddle of the proper size and
                paddle a canoe with an adult’s supervision.

                 

                Disney Marinas and Boats

                Disney Marinas and Boats

                Boats at the Grand Floridian

                During a visit to Walt Disney World, scouts will be able to complete these elective requirements:

                • Identify five different types of boats.
                • Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in boating.
                • Identify the equipment needed when going boating.
                • Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know before going boating.

                Water Recreation – Scouts families will be able to pilot their own adventure aboard an array of boats around lakes, lagoons and bays throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

                Walt Disney World Resort Hotels with Marinas:

                • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
                • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
                • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
                • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
                • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
                • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
                • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

                Transportation – Walt Disney World Transportation includes motorcoaches, the monorail and ferry boats.

                Learn about the different types of ferry boats and their routes here.

                Attractions & Activities – From a leisurely jaunt around Tom Sawyer Island in the Magic Kingdom’s paddle-wheel riverboat to a kids only treasure hunt for pirate booty, Walt Disney World offers a variety of boating activities.

                • Liberty Square River Boat
                • Pirate Adventure Cruises
                • Ferrytale Wishes Dessert Cruise
                • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
                • Guided Fishing Excursions

                Want a little more Disney magic?  Ask the boat captains/crew for a Transportation Card. These collectible, numbered cards feature the various modes of transportation around the Walt Disney World Resorts & Parks, including motorcoaches, the monorail and ferries.


                Want to know more about the Walt Disney World water recreation and activities? Click here.

                Disney Pools

                Disney Pools

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                During a visit to Walt Disney World, scouts will be able to complete these elective requirements while swimming at the resort pool:

                • Show that you can put on and fasten a life jacket the correct way.
                • Show how to enter the water safely, blow your breath out under the water, and do a prone glide.
                • Visit a local pool or public swimming area with your family.
                • Explain to your den leader/parent why swimming is good exercise.
                • With qualified supervision, jump into water that is at least chest-high, and swim 25 feet or more.
                • Demonstrate the front crawl swim stroke to your den or family.
                • Demonstrate the precautions you must take before attempting to dive headfirst into the water, and attempt a front surface dive.
                • Learn and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, or elementary backstroke.
                • Demonstrate how to correctly fasten a life jacket that is the right size for you. Jump into water over your head. Show how the life jacket helps keep your head above water by swimming 25 feet. Get out of the water, remove the life jacket, and hang it where it will dry.

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                Want a little more Disney magic?  Experience the ultimate in Disney World swimming at one of the Disney Water Parks: Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.


                Want to know more about the Disney Resort hotels and pools? Click here.

                Cub Scout: Home & Family

                Cub Scout: Home & Family

                During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his home & family skills as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

                Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Home & Family goals built into the adventures including:

                • Appreciating diversity and each Scout’s unique family heritage
                • Being observant
                • Building skills
                • Developing confidence, and encouraging bravery and patience
                • Developing patience and perseverance as they train their pets
                • Following directions
                • Home repair knowledge and skills
                • Learning some basics about project planning (selecting a project, evaluating what is needed, choosing the proper type of wood, etc.)
                • Learning the benefits of having loyal pets and being loyal to them in return
                • Motor skills
                • Showing creativity and artistic skills with the final project
                • Showing respect and kindness for animals
                • Understanding basic tools and tool safety
                • Using math skills while measuring
                • Working with wood to create a project
                A Scout is trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, and kind while practicing home & family skills.

                 

                Plan a family or scout pack/troop camping trip to Walt Disney World.


                Scouting WDW

                Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice home & family goals while:

                Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

                Traveling to Walt Disney World

                Dining at Disney World Restaurants

                Visiting Disney World Parks


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                Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:
                • Tiger Core Adventure: Team Tiger

                • Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories

                This adventure will help Tigers learn about their families and their heritage.

                • Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder

                Learning to work with wood to create fun and useful items is a good skill for anyone to have. This adventure will expose the Bear Scout to the safe and proper use of hand tools, how to determine the correct type of wood for a project, and how to construct an item. The adventure also offers a good opportunity to bring parents of the Scouts or other adults with woodworking skills into the den setting, asking them to help with some of the technical aspects. This adventure can also serve as an introduction to the Boy Scout Woodworking merit badge offered.

                • Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

                Bear Scouts will learn how caring for a pet fosters responsibility and offers a sense of companionship that they can nurture and cherish throughout their lives. This adventure also gives them an opportunity to learn about the many ways animals return the favor and assist people in need.

                • Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

                This adventure can assist Webelos Scouts as they develop building and motor skills, tool knowledge, and good safety practices. It also helps them gain appreciation for several forms of craftsmanship.

                • Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It

                This adventure will help Scouts develop their motor skills and increase their knowledge of tools and safety procedures. Each boy will gain the confidence he needs to react properly and help out if certain home or auto repairs are needed.


                We are working on a ScoutingWDW eBook – signup to be notified when it’s ready!

                Sum of All Thrills

                Sum of All Thrills

                Scouts can build their own theme park ride!

                Visit Epcots Innovention building and stop by Sum of All Thrills.  This is where scouts and their ride partner will take a turn in the Designer Lab creating their one-of-a-kind ride experience. Using an interactive touchscreen design panel, scouts can add drops, barrel rolls, twists and turns using their math, science and engineering know how. During the testing phase, adjust height, velocity and follow other recommendations to modify your ride experience based on mild to wild settings.

                Once your ride design has been locked into the system, head up a short flight of stairs while your ride specifications are programmed into a 4-D robotic simulator. Buckle-up and get ready to feel every bump, twist and drop of the ultimate ride you just created – complete with the realism of high-definition video, audio and motion.

                Want a little more Disney magic? After your ride, you’ll receive a card with your one-of-a-kind ride experience program. Visit MathMovesU to replay your ride on your home pc. Not visiting the parks soon enough? The MathMovesU site also has an online Design Your Own Ride and Game experience scouts may want to check out.

                Disney Family Tree & Crest

                Disney Family Tree & Crest

                Scouts who need to complete a family tree for an adventure elective requirement or a Merit Badge requirement should start with their name and include at least two additional generations. While completing a family tree, parents and scouts can discuss the history, traditions, and culture of their family heritage.

                My Family Tree for the Core Value: Faith

                Faith means having inner strength and confidence based on trust in a higher power. Understanding one’s family tree, ancestors, and heritage brings stories to life of the strength and confidence of our family members. It also tells of their belief and trust in a higher power to help bring them safely to the United States. In years past, many immigrants traveled by boat. What faith they had in that boat that would change their lives!  Courtesy April 2013 Cub Scout Meeting Guide

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                Want a little more Disney magic?  Use the Disney coat of arms found above Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland as inspiration for creating your own coat of arms.

                Would your scout like a copy of the Disney inspired Family Tree ? Request a PDF copy here: