Collecting Badges

Naturalist Khaki

Naturalist Khaki
  • Naturalist Khaki
  • Naturalist Khaki

Naturalist Scout Badge Khaki Woven and Bound 1934 to 1947

The Naturalist Badge was worn on right arm in between the shoulder and elbow.

To earn this badge a scout must do the following*

Have a thorough knowledge of:

(1) Explain in his own words and from his own observations: The fertilisation and development of a wild ?ower and one of the following: the development of the frog, toad or newt; the life history of an insect, spider or ?sh ; the development, habits, songs or call-notes of six birds; the habits of four wild mammals; the habits of some of the creatures of the pond.

(2) Either keep a nature diary of two of the seasons spring, summer, autumn and winter giving records with dates and places of not less than 10 birds, 10 plants, 10 trees, and 1o butter?ies or moths and a short account of other animals which have been seen; and illustrate the records with pencil sketches, carbon impressions of leaves, or pressed specimens.

In towns one of the following alternatives may be selected in place of the nature diary. The D.C. shall decide whether the area may be considered a town for the purpose of this badge.

Make a collection of 30 different species of wild ?owers, ferns and grasses, dried and mounted, giving names, places and dates, and recognise them as well as give a short description of 10 of the specimens.

Make a collection of photographic or carbon impressions or sketches of leaves of 20 trees, giving names, places and dates, and recognise them and give a description of the appearance of10 of the trees from which they came.

Make 10 sketches of animals or birds from life, and give the life history of ?ve of them. Name 60 different kinds of mammals, birds, reptiles, ?shes or insects in a Museum or Zoological Gardens, or from unnamed coloured plates, and give particulars of the lives, habits, appearance and markings of 20 of them.

*The Requirements for each badge varied through issues of POR.