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.

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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.

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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

          Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

          Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

          Do all of these:
          1. Identify three different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
          2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether
          they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use
          them.
          3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which
          animals use them and for what purpose.
          4. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with
          someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to
          your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our
          ecosystem and how they improve our environment.
          5. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree,
          either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps
          the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will
          be used for.
          6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and
          share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify
          useful things made from wood.
          7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story.
          Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does
          for the tree.


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          Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild

          Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild

          Do six from requirements 1 through 9.
          1. Collect and care for an “insect, amphibian, or reptile zoo.” You might
          have crickets, ants, grasshoppers, a lizard, or a toad. Study them for
          a while and then let them go. Share your experience with your
          Webelos den.
          2. Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share
          your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or
          drawings of your project or by having them visit to see your project.
          3. Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or town for one week.
          Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw
          them.
          4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which
          birds use these flyways.
          5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids,
          fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place
          (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what
          they were doing.
          6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or wild animal that is found only in
          your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area.
          7. Give examples of at least two of the following:
          a. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food
          chain of an ecosystem
          b. One way humans have changed the balance of nature
          c. How you can help protect the balance of nature
          8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with
          your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic
          ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and
          humans, and list three ways you can help.
          9. Do ONE of the following:
          a. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo
          with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
          b. Create a video of a wild creature doing something
          interesting, and share it with your family and den.


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          Bear Elective Adventure: A Bear Goes Fishing

          Bear Elective Adventure: A Bear Goes Fishing

          1. Discover and learn about three types of fishes in your area.
          Draw a color picture of each fish, record what each one likes to
          eat, and describe what sort of habitat each likes.
          2. Learn about your local fishing regulations with your leader or a parent or guardian. List three of the regulations you learn about and one reason each regulation exists.
          3. Learn about fishing equipment, and make a simple fishing pole. Practice casting at a target. Teach what you have learned to someone in your family, another Scout, or one of your friends.
          4. Go on a fishing adventure, and spend a minimum of one hour trying to catch a fish. Put into practice the things you have learned about fish and fishing equipment.


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          Wolf Elective Adventure: Grow Something

          Wolf Elective Adventure: Grow Something

          1. Select a seed, and plant it in a small container. Care for it for 30 days. Take a picture or make a drawing of your plant once each week to share with your den.
          2. Find out the growing zone for your area, and share the types of plants that will grow best in your zone.
          3. Visit or research a botanical or community garden in your area, and learn about two of the plants that grow there. Share what you have learned with your den.
          4. Make a terrarium.
          5. Do one of the following:
          a. Using a seed tray, grow a garden inside your home. Keep a journal of its progress for 30 days. Share the results with your den.
          b. Grow a sweet potato plant in water. Keep a journal of its growth for two weeks. Share it with your den.


           

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          Tiger Adventure: Backyard Jungle

          Tiger Adventure: Backyard Jungle

          1. Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike.
          2. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area.
          3. Be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood.
          4. Build and hang a birdhouse.
          5. With your adult partner, go on a walk, and pick out two sounds you hear  in your “jungle.”


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