MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Out There Kids

1. I Am A Survivor

Beginner Level

  • Make your own survival pack to have ready when you and your friends want to take a hike.
    Your pack should consist of:
    • matches in waterproof containers
    • a pocketknife
    • unbreakable mirror for signaling rescuers
    • whistle
    • high-energy bar or a few pieces of hard candy
    • rainproof poncho
    • space blanket
    • reflective nylon cord
    • first-aid supplies
  • (Packs may need to be split up into two separate baggies to insure safety for younger Cultivators.)

Intermediate Level

  • With the help of your mentoring Sister, a school or homeschool club, or local nature/outdoors group, take a hike.
  • Make sure everyone in the group is clear on what to do and where to go if you are accidentally separated. Preparation is the key.
  • To earn this badge, you must work as a student leader, working closely with the adult.

Expert Level

  • While on your hike, identify five native plants and their properties as food, medicine, or poison.
  • Also, go over how to use each item in your pack in case of an emergency.

January, 2010 Edition