Smallholder Activity Badge – Scout

£0.70

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Option 1

  1. Learn about farming practices in your area.
  2. Find out about the organisation and daily and seasonal operations of a farm of your choice. Make a note of practices relating to livestock, crops, cultivation, rotation, machinery and labour force.
  3. Talk about the changes in farming practices that have taken place recently in your area. Explain the reasons for these.
Option 2
  1. Cultivate an area of garden or an allotment for a length of time. Agree this beforehand with your leadership team.
  2. Show you’re successful in growing:
    • three kinds of hardy annual flower
    • three kinds of vegetable
    • two kinds of bulbs, herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs or roses.
  3. Talk to your leader about the work you’ve done and the results you achieved.
Option 3 Keep any kind of livestock for a length of time. Agree this beforehand with your leadership team. You could:
  • look after farm animals or birds, and learn how they should be housed, fed, bred and their economic uses. Show how to handle them safely and learn about animal welfare.
  • Manage a hive. Bring in some of the honey you produced.
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