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    Faith Badge

    Anybody used a specific book as mentioned here? -


    Find and tell a story that relates to the Beaver Scout Promise.



    Under item 3, it would be appropriate to use a book specifically written for 6-8 year olds that contains either religious or moral stories that relate to the Promise.

    - Badge requirements updated June 2011
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    I tend to use the story of the good Samaritan, read from a children's bible. I have also tried voices in the park by Anthony Brown (look in your local library). However I find the themes in this book are more complex for the younger child so are more easily discussed with a smaller group, so everyone can have a say.

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    Have you approached some at one of your local Sunday Schools, or Parish Youth Worker. We got our local Vicar in to go through it, even managed to get a member of Muslin and Jewish faith in to discuss their take on the stories.
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    We did our faith badge at the local church. We managed to fit all of the requirements in & the vicar & his staff were incredibly helpful.

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    We do the good Samaritan & act it out on our church visit - I guess it helps with my mother in law being the vicar & just as mad as me!
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    We've used Aesop's Fables and got the beavers to act the fable out. We've also done and acted the Good Samaritan, but only the beavers who attend the catholic or CofE primary schools, understood the point it was making, which is why we also use the fables.
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    A good book that you could use is 'A Tapestry of Tales', it has a whole range of stories from all of the faiths.
    A story I have used is the story of Babouska. You could also use the Buddhist story of the Brave Quail (my Beavers loved it because it was gruesome yet friends helping to overcome the baddy). Or Guru Nanak and the holy men (where Nanak was supposed to buy the family shopping but instead he gave the money to the homeless and to the Holy men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teresa View Post
    Anybody used a specific book as mentioned here? -


    Find and tell a story that relates to the Beaver Scout Promise.



    Under item 3, it would be appropriate to use a book specifically written for 6-8 year olds that contains either religious or moral stories that relate to the Promise.

    - Badge requirements updated June 2011
    I have an illustrated book of children's bible stories that is aimed at younger children and that's what I use. Admittedly like others I have stuck to the story of The Good Samaritan- it fits perfectly for this age group!
    Lyndsey

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    Being bought up in a multi faith area I tend to know most of the religious stories from the various faiths.

    I do my scouting in a still quite mixed but predominantly abrahamic area but still manage to bring stories from different faiths into activities, the story of rama and sita is one. I also use many stories that are not specifically from a particular faith but are often relevant to all (such as the just so stories)

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    I've used the Good Samaritan story and also the Hindu story of Rama and Sita.

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