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 .
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.