(Discover the World)
By Kerry Cordy
This badge is designed to serve as requirements to earn an individual badge for any destination you travel to such as Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; Rome, Italy, etc. Simply adapt the requirements to where you are planning to travel. When ordering the badge, make sure to list the place so that the badge is designed appropriately.
Penguins: Do three requirements including the two starred *
Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *
Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *
Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Locate your travel destination on a map. How far is it from your home? How will you travel there? How long will it take? Make a plan for keeping yourself busy during travel so that you do not get bored. (Butterfly - Owl, know the costs involved in traveling to this destination.)
_____ 2.* Find out at least 3 things your destination is known for. Maybe it has an amusement park, or skyscrapers, or a historical battlefield. Visit at least one, if possible.
_____ 3. Find and list one style of architecture that is different from that in your home town. (Dolphin - Eagle need to list three, Owls need to list five).
_____ 4. Find and list two types of plant/tree/flower that is different from that in your home town. (Dolphin - list two, Butterfly - list four, and Eagle - list five, and Owl - list seven).
_____ 5. Find out what major land/water features are nearby, such as bodies of water, mountains, deserts, rivers, etc.
_____ 6. Learn about the history of your travel destination and visit at least one historical site.
_____ 7. Learn about a famous person that came from your travel destination.
_____ 8. Find out what museums are in your travel destination and visit at least one.
_____ 9. Find out what type of food is common in your travel destination. Try at least one new local food.
_____ 10. Look at a map of your destination. How is the city laid out? Are the streets in a logical grid, or do they wind all over the place? Are there different sections of the city such as downtown, suburbs, commercial districts, manufacturing, etc?
_____ 11. Find what type of music originated in this region and listen to at least 3 songs.
_____ 12. Find out about an artist or artistic style that originated in or around your destination.