The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!


1. Keep a woodcraft diary for 2 seasons (spring, summer, autumn or winter) giving a record with dates and places of not less than 10 birds, 10 plants, 10 trees and 10 butterflies or moths seen. Illustrate the records with sketches, photographs or impressions of leaves.

2. Make a photographic collection of 10 different species of wild flowers, ferns and grasses giving names, places and dates collected. Give a short description of 5 of the specimens.


Make a collection of photographs or impressions or sketches or plaster casts of the leaves of 10 trees giving names, places and dates.


Make 10 sketches of animals or birds from life and give the life history of three of them.


Keep a simple aquarium for three months stocked with specimen’s self collected and discuss your observations with the Examiner.