World Geography Badge
(Discover the World)
By Kerry Cordy
(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement, if appropriate)
Penguin: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred.
_____ 1. * Learn what continents, rivers and mountains are. Learn which continent we live on.
_____ 2. * Learn what an ocean is and which oceans border the continent on which we live.
Otter: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred.
_____ 1.* Do Penguin 1 & 2. Learn and be able to identify on a map all seven continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Antarctica.
_____ 2.* Learn and be able to identify on a map all 4 oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic. (Some maps also list the Southern Ocean).
Dolphin: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred.
_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.*Choose South America, Africa, Europe or Asia and learn all the countries on your continent. Learn where the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, and the Caspian Sea are located.
Butterfly: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred.
_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1&2. If you earned this badge as a Dolphin, choose a different continent to study.
_____ 2.* Learn where the Arabian Sea, South China Sea, Sea of Japan, and the Bering Sea are located.
Eagle: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred.
_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. If you earned this badge as either a Dolphin or Butterfly, choose a new continent to study.
_____ 2.* Learn where Polynesia, the Caribbean Islands, the Bahamas, Fiji Islands, Micronesia, the Hawaiian Islands, and French Polynesia are located.
Owls: Do 9 requirements including the 2 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. Read a book, at your reading level, that takes place in another country.
_____ 4. Learn the capital city of the country we live in and find it on a map (Penguins); the capital cities of at least 5 countries (Otters); at least 10 countries (Dolphins); at least 15 countries (Butterflies); at least 20 countries (Eagles); at least 25 countries (Owls).
_____ 5. Look at two (Penguin), three (Otters), four (Dolphins), five (Butterflies), six (Eagles), seven (Owls) different types of maps of the world. Examples may include a climate, topography, population, political, road, shaded relief, photographic, or physiographic map. Be able to identify what type of map you are looking at and what each map shows.
_____ 6. Learn to identify the northern, southern, eastern, and western hemispheres, the equator, prime meridian, and latitude and longitude lines.
_____ 7. Pick one country (Penguins), two (Otters), three (Dolphins), four (Butterflies), five (Eagles), six (Owls) countries and learn what their climate is, their largest river, tallest mountain, and any landmarks that they are famous for.
_____ 8. Create a travel brochure for the country of your choice. Make sure to include items of interest to travelers such as climate, landmarks, recreational activities, money, etc.
_____ 9. Create a map of the world with outlines of each country. On each country, write the capital city and any national landmarks. Cover the information with small flaps to create a “quiz board”. Use your map to play geography games or quiz your troop.
_____ 10. Research careers in which a knowledge of world geography is needed. Examples may include import, export, transportation, international investment, missionary, etc. What education is needed for this career? What pay and work schedules can you expect?