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Tiger Sky Is the Limit Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Sky Is the Limit is one of the Tiger elective adventures. For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about astronomy and do some star gazing.

Requirements for the Tiger Sky Is the Limit Cub Scout Adventure

Complete requirements 1–3 plus at least one other

  1. With your den or with your parent, guardian, or 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 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.
  4. Draw and name your own constellation. Share your constellation with your den
  5. Create a homemade model of a constellation
  6. Find out about two different jobs related to astronomy. Share this information with your den.
  7. 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

Resources for Tiger Den Leaders and Parents

Draw the Solar System Worksheet

A simple printable to help them visualize the solar system.

Pin Hole Planetariums

Pinhole planetariums are fun for Scouts to make because the creation process involves hammers, nails, and flashlights.

Astronaut Pudding Recipe

This is a fun, simple snack to go with this theme.

Astronomy Word Search Puzzle

This astronomy word search puzzle features space exploration terms. It could be used as a gathering activity.

Constellation Matching Game

This will familiarize youth with some of the constellations.

Finding the Big Dipper, the North Star, and the Little Dipper

Astronomy is fun for all ages. A good starting point is to locate the North Star and constellations in the night sky. Learn how to do this.

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