Boy Scout Archives: Second Class Requirement 6 - Wildlife Identification

Second Class BadgeIdentify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.


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WildlifeSecond Class Requirement 6: Identify Evidence of Wild Animals  Here is a worksheet to help Scouts keep track of what they have seen or heard. Patrol Leaders or Troop Guides can give these to Scouts who haven't completed this requirement yet to encourage them to work on it.

 

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