Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 14 - Landscaping

Some of our most useful plants are food plants. Other plants are grown fore their beauty. Deciding which plants to use and how to arrange them is called landscaping.
Careful use of flowers, bushes, and trees can make our homes, neighborhoods, and parks nicer places to live and visit.

Bear Elective 14 Requirements

  1. With an adult, help take care of your lawn or flower beds or help take care of the lawn or flower beds of a public building, school, or church. Seed bare spots. Get rid of weeds. Pick up litter. Agree ahead of time on what you will do.
  2. Make a sketch of a landscape plan for the area right around your home. Talk it over with a parent or den leader. Show which trees, shrubs and flowers you could plant to make the area look better.
  3. Take part in a project with your family, den, or pack to make your neighborhood or community more beautiful. These might be having a cleanup party, painting, cleaning and painting trash barrels, and removing weeds. (Each time you do this differently, it counts as a completed project.)
  4. Build a greenhouse and grow twenty plants from seed. You can use a package of garden seeds, or use beans, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds.

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