Rationale for Adventure
This adventure will help Tigers learn about the mysterious night sky.
Takeaways for Cub Scouts
- Practicing observation and listening skills
- Increasing confidence
- Developing the ability to speak in front of a group
- Following instructions
- Working as a team
- Taking care of the environment
- A Scout is reverent. [Tiger Character Compass]
Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 188)
- With your den or adult partner, go outside to observe the night sky. Talk about objects you see or might see.
- Look at a distant object through a telescope or binoculars. Show how to focus the device you chose.
- Observe in the sky or select from a book or chart two constellations that are easy to see in the night sky. With your adult partner, 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.
- Create and name your own constellation. Share your constellation with your den.
- Create a homemade constellation.
- Find out about two different jobs related to astronomy. Share this information with your den.
- Find out about two astronauts who were Scouts when they were younger. Share what you learned with your den.
- 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.