The Bugs Try-it is part of the “Legacy” badge set introduced in 2011. It replaces the retired Animals Try it.
For the badges released in 2011, scouts must complete all of the activities listed to earn the badge.
Please add ideas to customize the Try-it activities and other useful resources below.
Activity #1: Draw a Bug PosterEdit
Activity #2: Try a Bug CraftEdit
The web has a ton of bug craft ideas:
Activity #3: See Bugs in ActionEdit
Activity #4: Explore Bug HomesEdit
- Build a Bug Hotel
Activity #5: Take a Bug Field TripEdit
Go on a Bug Safari in your backyard: www.kidsdiscover.com/blog/parentresources/bug-safari-for-kids
We took a field trip to the National Zoo - we went early on a Sunday morning and had 100% of the attention of the Invertebrate House volunteer. She couldn't have been more wonderful with the girls. She brought insects out for the girls to see up close and made learning about insects fun. Our tour ended up in the butterfly garden.
- Education.com had a great Summer Camp reading week about Bugs, complete with ideas for crafts and science projects. The site may ask you to join, but most of the stuff is free.
- How we earned the Bugs badge at camp - adaptable for troops: http://going-green-mama.blogspot.com/2013/06/bug-day-earning-brownie-bugs-badge.html