The focus of the Environmental troop program feature for Boy Scouts is on the interdependence of living things.
Mammal Study Merit Badge
A mammal may weigh as little as 1/12 ounce, as do some shrews, or as much as 150 tons, like the blue whale. It may spring, waddle, swim, or even fly. But if it has milk for its young, has hair of some kind, is relatively intelligent, and has warm blood, then it is a mammal.
This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
Boy Scouts can learn all about mammals while working on the Mammal Study merit badge. This is one our Boy Scouts often earn at summer camp.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
A major concern in this country is vanishing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Some of this loss comes from a lack of knowledge about the creatures of nature.