1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - World Cultures Badge
To gain this badge you should complete five clauses. If you pass five more clauses, you may have another World Cultures Badge.
1) Make a 'time capsule' or collection of objects that show your home life and/or Brownie life. Show it to your Unit and then store or bury it.
2) List or draw some of the food that you have eaten during the past week. Label which items have come from different parts of the world.
3) Cut out pictures from magazines or newspapers showing girls/women doing different things around the world Use these pictures to show what jobs girls/women do.
4) Make a decoration from another country, for example, Mexican god's eye, Danish heart, Swedish dove, Rangoli patterns, etc.
5) Listen to or read a story from another country, then act it out with your Six.
6) Do one of the following:
* Make and/or decorate eggs as they do for Easter in some countries in Europe.
* Make St Nicholas biscuits (as made in Scandinavia for Christmas).
* Make honey cake which is eaten at Jewish New Year.
7) Help plan and take part in a Japanese doll festival or Chinese New Year celebration.
8) Make a mask of an animal from another part of the world or a mask to represent a custom or tradition other than your won.
9) Jewellery from other countries is often made of natural objects. Make ear-rings or a necklace using natural materials, or use modelling clay to simulate bone or teeth.
10) Find out about various kinds of clothes from different countries of the world and make a collection which may include pictures, costume dolls or clothes.
Play a singing game from another country.
Make a musical instrument from another country.
12) Make a model of a house from another country and find out what it would be built from.
2019 (July) Badge Explorer - World Cultures Badge
Choose and do five of the following.
- Make a scrapbook about your own culture. Include details that might be of interest to someone from a different country, such as:
- your national anthem
- the meaning of one of your names
- information about your faith or religion
- a picture of your national flag
- a picture of someone in your national dress
- your family’s or town’s coat of arms
- your national emblem
- a recipe for a national dish
- information about a national or patron saint.
- Keep a record of the food that you eat during one week, such as: the country or part of the world where you would expect to eat that food, details from the packaging about where the ingredients come from. Point out these different places on a map of the world.
- From magazines, newspapers and websites, collect pictures that show girls and women around the world at work, school and relaxing. Include pictures from your own country.
- Make a decoration or craft from another country, for example Mexican God’s eye, Danish heart, Swedish dove or Rangoli patterns.
- Listen to or read a story from another country. Act it out with your Six for other Brownies to watch.
- Decorate an egg in the style of an Eastern European Easter egg.
- Make some food from a culture other than your own that is eaten at a festival time, such as Saint Nicholas’ biscuits eaten in Scandinavia at Christmas, or Jewish New Year honey cake.
- With other Brownies, plan and take part in a Japanese doll festival, or a Chinese New Year celebration.
- Choose and do one of the following.
- Make a mask of an animal from another part of the world.
- Make a mask to represent a custom or tradition from a culture other than your own.
- Find out about jewellery worn around the world. Make earrings or a necklace from natural materials, or use modelling clay to simulate bone or teeth.