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Cubs Astronomer Activity Badge

Cubs Astronomer Activity Badge

Astronomer badge

12 people have walked on the moon. 11 of them were Scouts. Expand your horizons and reach for the stars, as you get to grips with our mind-boggling solar system.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the solar system.
  2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  3. Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
  4. Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can.

    Describe some of its features.

  5. Identify three constellations.
  6. Find out about two space-related subjects and present some information about them.

    You could find out about planets, the history of space exploration or space technology.


  • For more information:

November 2023.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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