Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot rank need to learn about poisonous plants. Being able to identify hazardous plants will help all Scouts who are in the outdoors, so this knowledge is not just for rank advancement.
At this Tiger den meeting, Tigers plant a tree or other plant. Then they take a “one foot hike” and a longer walk with their adult partner.
This Tiger den meeting plan covers two of the five requirements for the Backyard Jungle Tiger adventure. The focus of this meeting is birds!
There are many preplanned programs available to PLCs who are planning meetings and activities for their troops. One of these is the Fishing Troop Program Feature .
For the Grow Something adventure, Wolves learn about plants and gardening.
For the Into the Woods adventure, Webelos learn all about trees and the forest ecosystem.
For the Into the Wild adventure, Webelos learn about wildlife and the balance of nature.
For the A Bear Goes Fishing adventure, Bears learn about fishing regulations and equipment. Then they try to catch some fish.
For the Tigers in the Wild adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn some outdoor skills, go hiking, and participate in other outdoor activities.
For the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure, Bears learn about wildlife and plants in their area and about endangered species.
For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn to really observe the outdoors and see all of the life and activity that happens in nature.
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
Here is a tip for Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for a homemade fly trap to help save money feeding your critters.
When I did the forestry requirements with DS’s den, I made a requirement aid to help them with learning about the growth rings of a tree.
Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn’t grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer’s market or even a craft shop.
This activity for forestry requirements is perfect if the Scouts in your den like to draw.
Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus – it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.