Purple Star: Canada and the World
Canada and the World is a big place to learn about. Here's good place to start you on your way.
Aboriginal Awareness Badge
Canadian Heritage Badge
International Trade Badge
Space Exploration Badge
World Cubbing Badge
World Religions Badge
Cub Individual Specialty Badge
Pack Specialty Badge
Religion in Life Emblem
World Citizen Award
To earn the Purple Star, choose and do any six of the A requirements and a minimum of five of the B requirements:
2. Recite or sing "O Canada", our national anthem.
3. Draw or trace a map of Canada and include such features as provincial and territorial boundaries, capital cities, your home location, occupations common to the various regions and natural features.
4. Make a simple scrapbook describing the life of one or more important Canadians of your choice.
5. Discuss with your leader the benefits you and your community receive from doing community service projects.
6. Discuss with an adult what some of our Rights and Freedoms are as Canadians. Also discuss what freedom and prejudice mean to you.
7. Make a chart of your pack or six and see how many cultures are represented.
8. Participate in an activity which explores the traditions of your own faith.
9. Participate in an activity which explores the traditions of a religion other than your own.
10. Participate in an activity where you explore the traditions of a culture or country other than your own.
11. Look through a catalogue, newspaper or magazine for products which are made in another country and sold in Canada. Find products made in Canada that are sold in other countries.
12. Make a presentation describing Canadian technology and travel.
2. Participate in a project to collect items for the needy, such as clothes or toys.
3. Assist a Service Agency in a service project. (e.g. Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, etc.)
4. Participate in providing service for your place of worship.
5. Participate in any environmental cleanup or beautification project.
6. Participate in an Adopt-a-Friend project for a special person, group, community or environment.
7. Participate in providing service to your Sponsor or assist your Sponsor in any community service project.
8. Make a gift and donate it to a worthy cause.
9. Participate in any project which improves access for or awareness of the disabled.
10. Participate in providing service to your school.
11. Assist a Colony as a Keeo for three months
12. Participate in a project that supports the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund or Community Development Projects.
13. Participate in a community service project not listed above.
14. Learn about one of Canada's peacekeeping missions. Talk to a veteran or soldier who has served on Canada's behalf in a conflict or peacekeeping mission.
Do any 4 of the following requirements
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Learn an Aboriginal game, song, dance or story and share it with your six or pack.
5. Tell how an Aboriginal people's way of life is affected by the part of the country in which they live.
6. Discover and tell how Aboriginal people helped early explorers and pioneers to settle in Canada.
7. 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.
Do any 7 of the following requirements
2. Make a scrapbook about a famous Canadian, telling when he or she lived, and what his or her accomplishments were.
3. Learn a Canadian legend or folktale. Tell it to your six or pack.
4. Do either:
b. OR Make a presentation about a city in Canada other than where you live. How big is it? When was it founded? What is it famous for? What is Canada like near that city? Hint: Write to the Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Board to get answers.
6. Tell your six or pack about a cultural group in Canada. What are their traditions? What languages does the group speak? How has this cultural group contributed to Canada's culture?
7. Make a presentation about Aboriginal people in Canada. Meet with an Aboriginal person if possible, to learn more about the history, traditions and contributions of local Aboriginal people.
8. Contact a Cub in another part of Canada. Ask the Cub what Canada is like there and what the people like to do.
9. Draw or trace a simple map of Canada, showing the provinces and territories, capital cities, and other main features you can discover.
10. Learn the Wolf Cub Promise, Law and Grand Howl in another language of your choice.
11. Learn about one of Canada's peacekeeping missions. Talk to a veteran or soldier who has served on Canada's behalf in a conflict or peacekeeping mission.
Do any 5 of the following requirements
2. Pick any 5 spices (e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, turmeric). Where did they come from? Find out their history and how they first arrived in other parts of the world.
3. Identify at least 2 different gem stones. Where did they come from? Find out how they have been traded through history.
4. Find a business in your area that exports or imports products to or from other countries. Find out where these products have come from, and/or where they are going. How were they transported?
5. Find out how airplanes carry both cargo and passengers at the same time. Explain why there are special rules for shipping dangerous goods on airplanes.
6. Identify 4 different types of cargo ships and what each has been specially designed to carry.
7. List 6 things that Canada produces or grows that other countries may want. In return, what things might these other countries trade with us because we don’t produce or grow them?
8. Learn about the currencies of at least 2 other countries (e.g. Malaysian ringgits, Chinese yuan, Russian rubles) and compare their value to Canadian currency.
9. Many famous explorers went on their voyages looking for new trade routes and new lands. Learn the story of one explorer. Share with your six or leader what the explorer went looking for and what they discovered.
A neat resource from NASA is this link: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cubscouts/
Do any 4 of the following
c. search and rescue operations;
d. map making;
e. promoting international cooperation between Canada and other countries
3. Make a presentation about the Space Shuttle, including the Canadarm
4. Design and build a space station. Include living requirements, such as water, air and food supplies, power sources, communications and describe what peaceful activities the space station can be used for.
5. Draw or make a model of a rocket, or of a space craft of your own design. Tell about any special features you have included in your model.
6. Draw or make a space suit currently in use or one of your own design. Tell about any special features you have included in your model.
7. Make a report on or a scrapbook about an astronaut, mission team or space mission of your choice.
2. Make a simple scrapbook of another country, containing pictures, drawings or samples of some of the following:
b. people's daily dress;
c. the country's coins and stamps;
d. interesting places in the country;
e. how people get around;
f. people's houses;
g. what the weather is like;
h. what kind of food people grow and eat;
i. the kinds of things children your age like to do
b. OR Learn where the people in your neighbourhood or their ancestors came from. Make a presentation for your pack or six on one of these countries, describing: how people in that country express themselves today (language, beliefs, clothing, religion, ceremonies, etc.) why some people from the country came to Canada some of the country's customs your neighbours have kept (e.g. religion, food, clothing, games, etc.
With your parent's or guardian's permission and assistance from your leader, complete the following requirements:
b. OR Meet with a knowledgeable adult who belongs to a denomination or religion other than your own and discover how that person puts their faith into practice in daily life
3. Discuss with your leader what values many of the world's religions have in common.
Purpose: To provide a way to recognize a Cub who
has a special interest.
2. The requirements should be presented to the Sixers’; Council and leaders for review.
3. Topics selected for this badge should not be covered by any other badges or stars.
4. A Cub may hold only one Individual Specialty Badge at a time. A Cub may choose a new Individual Specialty once a year.
Purpose: To provide a way to recognize a pack that
has a special interest.
2. A pack may have only one Specialty Badge at a time.
3. A pack may change its Specialty Badge once a year if it wishes.
Demonstrate that you can
communicate in a second language with others in and around your
If the requirements for the Religion in Life Emblem have been set by your religious organization, ask your spiritual advisor or leader to help you earn this award.
To achieve this award you must complete the following:
2. Earn a total of 3 of the Canada and the World related badges as follows:
4. Participate in a pack meeting which highlights Canada's role in the United Nations, such as a U.N. night.
Our sincere thanks, to Akela at the 1st Whitby Wolf Cub group, who clearly learned the motto from Beavers, and freely provided us with all of these well put-together electronic excerpts from the Cub Handbook!