PURPLE Stars and Badges

There are 6 Stars in the Cub Program:

Black Star
Natural World

Green Star
The Outdoors

Tawny Star
Creative Expression

Red Star
Health and Fitness

Blue Star
Home and Community

Purple Star
Canada and the World

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.
Purple Star

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
Language Strip
Religion in Life Emblem

World Citizen Award

Purple Star

To earn the Purple Star, choose and do any six of the A requirements and a minimum of five of the B requirements:

    A. Requirements
        1. Give the history and draw a picture of the Canadian flag. Also draw the flags of two other countries.
        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.
    B. Requirements
        1. Participate in a local food bank drive.
        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.
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Activity Badges

Aboriginal Awareness Badge

Do any 4 of the following requirements

    1. Tell about or show 4 or more items that were invented by Aboriginal people and which we still use today.
    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.
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Canadian Heritage Badge

Do any 7 of the following requirements

    1. Learn a Canadian folksong and its origins, and then sing it with your six or pack.
    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:
        a. Visit another part of Canada and make a collection of things that you see there. Present your collection to your six or pack;
        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.
    5. Visit a local museum. Draw a picture of some of the exhibits or things you see. Show your pictures to your six or pack, and tell them what you liked about the museum and what you learned from visiting it.
    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.
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International Trade Badge

Do any 5 of the following requirements

    1. Make a list of at least eight items around your home (e.g. groceries, clothes, electronics, etc.) that were grown or produced outside Canada. What countries did they come from? Locate these countries on a map, and find out how the items got to Canada.
    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.
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Space Exploration Badge

A neat resource from NASA is this link: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cubscouts/

Do any 4 of the following

    1. Discuss the importance of space technology in Canadian living. This could include:
        a. weather forecasts;
        b. communications;
        c. search and rescue operations;
        d. map making;
        e. promoting international cooperation between Canada and other countries
    2. Make a drawing or model of a satellite, such as Canada's first satellites Alouette I and II, ISIS or Hermes, or another satellite of your choice.
    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.
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World Cubbing Badge

    1. Find out how Scouts Canada helps developing countries to improve their living conditions. (Ask a leader about the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund's Community Development Program and Scoutrees For Canada, or contact your local Scout office.)
    2. Make a simple scrapbook of another country, containing pictures, drawings or samples of some of the following:
        a. the country's flag;
        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
    3. Do either:
        a. Make a presentation to your pack or six on the country you've chosen. Use your scrapbook and talk about: the language or languages people speak, the religions people follow, the geography and climate, the main cities in the country, the size of the country, the main things people grow and make, the kinds of things people do at home, school, work, in their places of worship, and in the outdoors;
        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.
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World Religions Badge

With your parent's or guardian's permission and assistance from your leader, complete the following requirements:

    1. Do either:
        a. Visit a place of worship other than your own faith and find out some information about its structure, its contents and the form of worship conducted there;
        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
    2. Find out about a religion other than your own and tell your leader about any of its sacred books, holy places, religious customs and special festivals or holidays.
    3. Discuss with your leader what values many of the world's religions have in common.
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Cub Individual Specialty Badge

Purpose: To provide a way to recognize a Cub who has a special interest.


    1. A Cub may propose a subject and requirements for this badge, or may develop them in cooperation with other members of the pack, the leaders and/or parents.
    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.
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Pack Specialty Badge

Purpose: To provide a way to recognize a pack that has a special interest.


    1. The pack will identify all requirements for this badge with the guidance of leaders.
    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.
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Language Strip

Language Strip

Demonstrate that you can communicate in a second language with others in and around your community.
You wear the Language Strip on the shirt left hand pocket flap. There are Language Strips available for many languages, including sign language and Braille. Ask one of your leaders about them.

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Religion in Life Emblem

Religion in Life Emblem

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.

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World Citizen Award

To achieve this award you must complete the following:

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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!