The Treasure Hunt Badge

1.8 The Treasure Hunt Badge

The Treasure Hunt Badge is an epic adventure leading to one of the sweetest conclusions to any episode of Hey Duggee. The tone is set from the 3D shot of the Squirrels looking at the map and continues with the stylised journey the Squirrels take across the map which could have been printed at the beginning of an adventure novel.

This episode also marks first appearances for Mr Crab (without Nigel) and Worm. Both will become recurring characters. Mr Crab’s character is much the same in series 3 as it is in this initial introduction. Worm, on the other hand, is largely mute until series 3 when he becomes considerably more chatty.

Badge Design

Round with a treasure chest.


Episode Summary

Opening Squirrel

Betty reading a chicken and egg book at breakfast.

Start

Betty, Tag and Norrie are reading on the sofa. Betty is reading about space, Tag is reading about chickens and Norrie is reading a book about shapes. Happy is playing with a toy aeroplane. Roly is lounging on the back of the sofa playing with the toy cars.

Set-Up

Duggee is cleaning his ruby. He has his treasure hunt badge.

Picture Credit: Hey Duggee Episode 1.8 The Treasure Hunt Badge

Story

The Squirrels ask what a treasure hunt is. They decide to look for treasure around the clubhouse. Betty finds a button in the sofa, Norrie and Roly find Frog in a biscuit tin and Happy and Tag find an old sock under the sofa. Roly’s shout makes Duggee drop his ruby, it smashes to reveal a treasure map. 

Betty takes charge as they follow the map to the treasure. The first place marked on the map is a tropical lake with a sea monster. The sea monster turns out to be Mr Crab. The next place is a giant volcano and a giant snake but it is only Worm. Finally, they arrive at the place where X marks the spot. Betty leans on a button and a hidden cave opens. The cave is filled with treasure. They choose and old bone to take back to Duggee. The wind blows the map away but it’s ok, they can see Duggee. Duggee is pleased with his treasure.

Bridges

  • Duggee sunrise.

Close and Credits

Duggee chews on his bone.


Style changes

As they look at the map the perspective changes to 3D.

For the bridges between places, the style switches to a map with the Squirrels hopping across it.

Supporting cast

  • Mr Crab
  • Worm

Get your Treasure Hunt Badge

Setting up a treasure hunt for your child is really fun. I hid some treasure in the garden and drew a map for my 3-year-old. He loved it and all he wanted to do for the following few days was draw maps and find treasure.

There is also a treasure hunt game on the CBeebies website:


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