Download the booklet from TroopLeaderHub
Print out the booklet. Cut the pages along the dotted line the in center of the page. Staple on the left side.
Meet with your troop and go through the booklet to meet the minimum requirements of the badge!
Suggestions for Using this Booklet
For this badge it is recommended to get outside. Try to incorporate nature into your meeting to have real life examples of shapes in nature.
This is all about nature objects.
Engage the girls by having them point out which are living and which are non-living. Which are in the ocean, in the sky, or on land. Can they name other natural objects?
Either as a group or individually, have the girls list natural objects.
If you're able to do this outside, have them observe their surroundings to see the natural objects around them.
They should write down the object, then note whether it's living/non-living, big/small, and where it's found.
Have the troop share what they found with each other.
Have the girls choose a few items to search for. From there, graph how many of each item they find on their hunt!
If you're not able to go on a nature hunt outdoors, try pulling up a youtube video of someone going on a walk.
Pages 4, 5, and 6
Next is all about symmetry and some different symmetrical objects in nature. We dive into the spiderweb and the part of the spiderweb. The girls will do a paper plate spider web craft with yarn.
I recommend prepping the plates with the cuts prior to the meeting. This will speed things up a bit.
All about spiderwebs
Next the girls will learn about a certain kind of pattern - a tessellation. They'll make their own. You should prepare with small squares for the girls to cut - a 3 inch by 3 inch square should be a good size.
The girls will then trace that shape onto either poster board or a sheet of blank paper.
Play bird bingo. Since all areas of the country have different birds at different season, play bird bingo with where you see birds or what the birds are doing! Definitely need to be outdoors for this activity.