Books are like portals to another world, allowing us to walk in another person’s shoes for a while and see how they fit. Get lost in the pages, and see where you end up.
How to earn your badge:
Make a list of at least six books you have read or used recently.
Books you have read on an e-reader count too.
Name the authors of your books.
Tell your leader or other Cubs something about three of your books. At least one book should be fiction and one should be non-fiction.
Show that you know how to care for your books and know the benefits a library can bring to people who enjoy reading.
Show that you can use a dictionary and a thesaurus.
You could show that you can use visual (pictorial), verbal, printed, or online dictionaries or thesauruses.
Write a review of your favourite book and share it with your Sixer, an Explorer Scout Young Leader or your Cub Leader.
- Head to your local library to browse their collections and ask the experts. Remember, libraries don’t just loan physical books these days. Most have an assortment of e-books, audiobooks and comics that you can download to your phone or tablet.
- Discover stories that explore different ways of life and challenges people face by taking a look at some of Empathy Lab’s recommendations.
- From readathons to reading ideas, World Book Day is bursting with books for every mood, season and genre.
- Have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge, to discover new and exciting books, and try out some book-themed games and activities.
- Take a look at the Great Books Guide to discover 100 sensational stories, from the sad to the silly to the scary (and everything in between).
- Ask your friends, family, teachers or Section Leaders what their favourite books are. Sharing stories that have shaped us is a great way to learn more about each other, and find something fantastic to read at the same time.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.