The Sleep Badge
(Discover Health and Safety)
Co-written by Micaela Katanic and Miette Schloneger (Eagles, Troop 234)
Penguins: Do three requirements including the two starred *
____*1. Why is sleep necessary? What are the benefits of sleep? How long can you survive without sleep?
____*2. Learn why bedtime routines are important. Create a bedtime routine to help you go to sleep. This may mean reading a story, singing a song, having a specific stuffed animal or comfort item with you. Use the same bedtime routine for at least a week.
Otters: Do four requirements including the two starred
____*1. Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.
____*2. How many hours should the average child sleep per night? Is it possible to oversleep?
Dolphins: Do five requirements including the two starred *
____*1. Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.
____*2. What are some things that affect sleep? Name two negative and two positive things that affect sleep.
Butterflies: Do six requirements including the two starred *
____*1. Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Name three negative and three positive things that affect sleep.
____*2. Name three indicators that someone is not getting enough sleep.
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
____*1. Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. Name four negative and four positive things that affect sleep.
____*2. What are some diseases that are associated with sleep? Choose one and learn about it. What causes it? What are the symptoms? What is the treatment? What complications can arise from it?
Owls: 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.
____3. Why do people snore?
____4. What causes sleepwalking?
____5. What are the benefits or disadvantages of napping?
____6. Is it bad to eat right before sleeping?
____7. Have a sleepover!
____8. Learn how to properly make a bed.
____9. Learn about the different time zones and how they affect sleep.
____10. What are some environmental changes that you can make to help you sleep?
____11. How does sleep affect your immune system?
____12. Take a nap.
____13.Learn about circadian rhythm.
____14. Learn about the difference between morning people and night owls.
____ 15. Learn about how other cultures sleep such as the tradition of taking a siesta.
____16. Learn about different bed styles throughout history and in different areas of the world.
____ 17. Participate in a community service project that has something to do with sleep such as a stuffed animal drive for children in a hospital.
____ 18. Learn about a career that has something to do with sleep such as a doctor or mattress manufacturer. What kind of education would you need? How much would you be paid? What type of hours might you expect?
____19. Take a field trip to a sleep center
____ 20. Take a field trip to a mattress store and learn about different types of mattresses.