Sky Is the Limit

Tiger Sky is the LimitSky is the Limit,
a Tiger Elective Adventure

The Tiger Den Leader guide says, “This adventure will help Tigers learn about the mysterious night sky.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!

Requirements:

Complete Requirements 1 -3 plus at least one other.

  1. With your den or parent/guardian/other caring adult, go outside to observe the night sky. Talk about objects you see or might see.
  2. Look at a distant object through a telescope or binoculars. Show how to focus the device you chose.
  3. Find out about two astronauts who were Scouts when they were younger. Share what you learned with your den.
  4. Observe in the sky or select from a book, chart, computer, or electronic device two constellations that are easy to see in the night sky. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, find out the names of the stars that make up the constellation and how the constellation got its name. Share what you found with your den.
  5. Draw and name your own constellation. Share your constellation with your den.
  6. Create a homemade model of a constellation.
  7. Find out about two different jobs related to astronomy. Share this information with your den.
  8. With your den or family, visit a planetarium, observatory, science museum, astronomy club, or college or high school astronomy teacher. Before you go, write down questions you might want to ask. Share what you learned.

Cub Scouts Study Meteors

cub scout activities while watching for meteors

Photo by Trevor Bexon via Flickr.

According to the National Day Calendar, June 30th is National Meteor Watch Day.  It’s a day that “people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star.”  It’s also a great day for your Cub Scouts to check off some requirements while they look for meteors.

Tigers can mark off one of the requirements for the elective adventure, Sky is the Limit, and Wolves, Bears and Webelos can complete a requirement for the Out of this World Nova award. Continue reading