Take a look at the options for cubs badges. . .

To make a booking, or for further information, please contact our Education Officer on 01622 763936.

Local Knowledge Activity Badge

Requirements met:

  • Find out about a famous person who lived in or near your area. The famous person could be from the past or present. Or you could learn about a famous building, monument, earthworks or other place of historical interest and visit it. Talk about what you find out with your leader or other Cubs.
  • Talk to someone who has lived in your local area for a long time. Find out about what life was like when they were young. What changes have they seen in the local area over the years?
  • Design a poster, leaflet or web page to advertise your area to a visitor.

Cubs visit Kent Life to discover and explore what Kent is all about. They meet Mrs Brundle, the farmer’s wife who used to own the Kent Life farm. She takes them on a tour of Kent Life. She will show them the houses and talk about how people used to live in Victorian times, during WWII and in the 1950s, and how things changed over the years. She will also help them explore the Oast house, hoppers’ huts and the hop garden and explain their importance in Kent. The Cubs will then make and illustrate a map of Kent with what they have discovered on the day.

Prices: £4.80 admission per child, plus £95 for the Cubs – Local Knowledge Badge workshop
Duration: 1.5 hours
Capacity: Maximum 30 children per session

Notes: Must be pre-booked and subject to availability. Cubs must be adequately supervised at all times with a ratio of 1:5 (adults free of charge). A lunch room is provided. This will fulfil all requirements to gain the badge. Badges must be provided by the group.

Navigator: Stage One

Requirements met:

  • Locate yourself on a simple map. You could use a map of a local park, nature reserve, zoo, or even a theme park.
  • Identify a number of features or locations on that map. You could pinpoint locations like the toilets, car park, bird hide or picnic area.
  • Learn the four cardinal points of a compass.
  • Draw a simple map of where you live, your meeting place or another area local to you.
  • Use a map during an outdoor activity.
  • Show you understand how to dress appropriately and what equipment you and the adults will need on the activity.

Beavers or Cubs visit Kent Life and use maps to explore the park. This is a self-guided activity, run by your own leaders, using the Navigator 1 Activity pack.

Prices: £4.80 admission per child. Activity pack free. Must be pre-booked and is subject to availability.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Notes: Cubs must be adequately supervised at all times with a ratio of 1:5 (adults free of charge). A lunchroom is provided. Please see Activity Pack for what to bring and how to prepare the visit before you arrive. This will fulfil all requirements to gain the badge. Badges must be provided by the group.