This is the highest award that a Beaver can obtain and for a seven year old is quite exacting and pretty hard work.
The basic premise being that a Beaver Scout will have earned several other badges to qualify to take this and then have to complete a six plus week project for presentation to their peers in the Beaver Colony.
Fred decided he wanted to do a presentation on the solar system and produced a display of the nine (yes he did include Pluto!) major planets and read out a little research he had done on each.
As you can imagine the sewing kit had to come out pretty much as soon as he returned and he pretty much grinned his way to bed.
‘Oh Dad, did I tell you that it takes ‘Uranus’ 84 years to go round the Sun and that it spins on it side’
‘Indeed several times, as does your Mother in a slightly different context regarding the shelves she asked me to put up a few months ago’
‘Oh and the big red spot on Jupiter, it’s a storm you know. It’s bigger than the whole Earth. ‘
‘Yes, I know, it’s really interesting…. Time for sleep now though….Night’
Repeat to fade……