TAWNY 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

Tawny Star: Creative Expression

The Tawny Star Activities will give you a whole variety of creative activities. Try as many as you like and let your imagination go wild!
Tawny Star

Artist Badge
Carpenter Badge
Collector Badge
Computer Badge
Entertainer Badge
Handicraft Badge
Musician Badge
Photographer Badge
Reader Badge

Canadian Arts Award

Tawny Star

To earn the Tawny Star, choose and do any six of the A requirements and any three of B requirements:

    A. Requirements
        1. Show how to safely use simple tools, include a pocket knife
        2. Make a simple article such as a puppet, toy or game, papier-mache item, woggle, etc.
        3. Type a simple message, letter, story or poem
        4. Make a working model and demonstrate its operation
        5. Build and fly a model airplane or kite
        6. Make and play a simple musical instrument
        7. Make and use a periscope
        8. Write a short story, skit, poem, or limerick
        9. Produce an original and imaginative piece of art such as a mobile, sculpture, driftwood article, display of sketches, or photographs, picture puzzle, or collage
        10. Send and receive a message in code, such as Morse code, semaphore or a secret code you made up yourself
    B. Requirements
        1. Tell a story using photographs, slides, video tape, or puppets
        2. Make and set up something related to the environment, such as a weather vane, nest box, bird feeder, or composter
        3. Paint a mural or do a poster for an event such as Fire Prevention Week, Scoutrees for Canada, National Wildlife Week, Scout-Guide Week or any other special occasion
        4. From scrap material, make equipment for games: tetherball equipment, bean bags, rope rings, a slide, swing, trapeze, etc.
        5. Without harming nature, make a decorative piece such as a wall plaque, framed picture, lamp shade or lamp stand from a collection of natural articles.
        6. Recite, sing, or perform a skit from a story you have read or written, such as the life of Baden-Powell.
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Activity Badges

Artist Badge

Do any 5 of the following

    1. Draw or paint an original illustration of an incident or character from a story such as the Jungle book
    2. Draw or paint, from life or memory, any animal or person you have seen
    3. Draw or paint a landscape while looking at it
    4. Arrange some items and draw or paint them
    5. Keep and use a sketch book for a period of 1 month
    6. Illustrate an incident from a story, such as the Jungle book, using characters in a series of 4 or more sketches
    7. Make a greeting card of your own design
    8. Make an original model from any suitable material
    9. Create a print using original designs cut into linoleum, potatoes, or other kinds of blocks
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Carpenter Badge

    1. Show the proper and safe use of five basic tools such as: saw, hammer, square, smooth plane, rule and tape measure
    2. Show how to take care of basic tools
    3. Using basic tools, construct a project such as a lair divider or curtain, toy storage box, flower box, trinket box, show box, model house, tool box, bird house, etc.
    4. Explain the purpose of the following supplementary tools: hand drill, set of screwdrivers, mitre box, file, wrench, pliers, and vise grip
    5. Show how to use 2 of the supplementary tools
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Collector Badge

Collect and organize a group of objects of your choice and keep your collection for a period of at least three months. Some examples: coins, stamps, photos, books, comics, sports player cards, leaves, matchbox toys, etc. Show and talk about your collection at a pack meeting.

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Computer Badge

    1. From the following list, identify 3 input devices, 3 output devices, 2 storage devices and 1 processing device. Briefly explain the function of each:
        a. CPU (central processing unit);
        b. Monitor;
        c. CD-ROM;
        d. RAM;
        e. Keyboard;
        f. Tape drive;
        g. ROM;
        h. Hard drive;
        i. Scanner;
        j. Printer;
        k. Mouse;
        l. Digital camera;
        m. Disk drive;
        n. Joy stick;
        o. Speakers;
        p. Floppy disk;
        q. Modem
    2. Explain how to care for a computer and disks
    3. Do either:
        a. List 10 uses of computers in your home and/or school;
        b. OR Explain how computers are used in entertainment, education, and business or visit a local business, community service or research organization that uses computers, and report on how they use computers in their activities. (Do not use video arcades)
        a. Briefly explain what the World Wide Web is.
        b. Using the WWW with an adult, find a site that has information about a Cub badge or award. If you believe that other Cubs would benefit from this information, e-mail the URL to program@scouts.ca
    5. Explain the function of 5 commands in any computer application
    6. Explain to a person who has never used a computer before: how to start a computer, open an application, save work, shut down a program, and turn off a computer
    7. Do either:
        a. Write a story or report using word processing, doing all the revisions on a computer. Print the first draft and final revision. Explain how you made your revisions;
        b. OR Using a computer, design a new Cub badge or camp crest. You may not use clip art.
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Entertainer Badge

Do any 6 of the following:

    1. Play a simple melody on an instrument
    2. Dress in appropriate costume and act or mime an incident from literature
    3. Perform a recitation
    4. Sing 3 songs and lead the pack in singing the chorus
    5. Lead and sing 2 folk songs
    6. Tell a story using puppets
    7. Perform 2 magic tricks
    8. Perform a solo dance
    9. Lead the pack in some form of folk dancing
    10. Direct a group in a skit
    11. Do a play or dance from the Jungle Book
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Handicraft Badge

Do any 4 of the following:

    1. Make a toy from recycled odds and ends
    2. Make a toy of some reasonable size, such as a boat, model locomotive, Kub Kar, airplane, animal, etc.
    3. Make a project such as a farmyard, village, Noah's Ark with animals, Jungle Book scene, cottage with furniture, railroad station, etc.
    4. Repair 2 toys. Show them to one of your leaders before and after you work on them
    5. Make 2 useful or decorative articles from wool, leather, string, or other suitable material
    6. Build a model kit that takes time and effort to complete
    7. Make a puppet or marionette
    8. Make and fly a kite
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Musician Badge

    1. Identify the notes of the staff and the values of notes and rest signs
    2. Explain the meaning of piano, forte, moderato, staccato, largo, pianissima, fortissimo
    3. Do 3 of the following:
        a. Play a simple tune on a recognized instrument
        b. Demonstrate ability with a rhythm instrument such as a castanets, drum, etc
        c. Sing a major scale ascending and descending, and 3 notes of a major or minor triad
        d. Tap or clap a rhythm of a 4-bar phrase previously played by an adult
        e. Sing a short solo
        f. Be a member of a recognized choir, band, or ensemble
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Photographer Badge

Can be completed using a camera or video recorder:

    A. Do the following:
        1. Understand and explain the features of the camera you are using and how to properly care in the equipment.
        2. Explain and demonstrate how to properly load, focus, hold and shoot the camera, along with knowing some common mistakes in taking pictures.
        3. Understand the different types of file or tape available for your camera and their uses
    B. Using the above skills, complete any 3 of the following
        1. Make a family tree using pictures or video tape
        2. Create a display of photographs or video on a subject of your choice
        3. Write a short safety story and illustrate through pictures or video using members of your pack, six, or friends as the cast
        4. Create a short skit and tell it through photos or video tape using members of your pack, six, or friends as the cast
        5. Take a set of nature pictures or video and display it to your pack
        6. Take a roll of pictures or video of interesting people and places in your community
        7. Interview a senior citizen about what life was like at your age using photos or video to record your interview
        8. Create a display of photographs or video showing your six or pack at a meeting, outing, or camp and show this at a Scouting event
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Reader Badge

    1. Do any 2 of the following:
        a. With adult help, make a list of books that might interest you and read 3 of them
        b. Discuss with an adult what you think were the main features of a book you read
        c. Tell or read to your pack, your six or a small group a story or part of a story you have read
    2. Do any 2 of the following:
        a. Show your ability to use the local school or public library by explaining its rules and the reasons for them. Explain the use of the card, microfiche, or computer catalogue and describe, in general terms, the locations of the different categories of books
        b. Be a member of the local library and hold a library card
        c. Show how to use a dictionary, atlas, and an encyclopaedia
    3. Do any 2 of the following:
        a. Describe the parts of a book: table of contents, foreword, chapters, glossary, index, etc.
        b. Show how to open a new book and how to care for all books
        c. Make and title a dust cover for a book
    4. Read a story from the Jungle Book and retell it to your six or pack
    5. With adult help, select a children's book and read it aloud to a Beaver or other young child.
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Canadian Arts Award

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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!