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May Baskets Badge

(Discover the World)

by Amy Chartier

 

 

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* What is May Day? What is a May basket?

_____2.* Make and deliver at least one May basket.

 

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2. Make and delivery at least two May baskets.

_____2.* What do you put in a May basket? List a few items.

 

Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. Make and delivery at least three May baskets.

_____2.* Learn the history behind May baskets. How are they traditionally delivered?

 

Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Make and delivery at least four May baskets.

_____2.* What are some other traditions to celebrate May Day?

 

Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. Make and delivery at least five May baskets.

_____2.* Delivery May baskets at the nursing home, hospital or to shut-ins.

 

Owl: Do nine requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.

_____2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional requirements:

_____3. Learn three different ways to make May baskets.

_____4. Interview senior citizens about their memories of May baskets.

_____5. Create paper flowers to put in May baskets.

_____6. Make homemade treats to put in May baskets.

_____7. Learn which Spring flowers are typically the first to bloom in your area.

_____8. Do something special with your family or troop to celebrate Spring.

_____9. Earn the Seasons - Spring badge at your level.

_____10. Pick a bouquet of Spring flowers.

_____11. What are some historical or traditional ways to celebrate Spring?

_____12. Make handmade cards to put in May baskets.

 

 

Helpful Resources

A Forgotten Tradition - May Basket Day

10 Simple May Day Baskets

 

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