Scouting Program Archives: Environment Troop Program Feature

Environment Troop Program Feature

Scouts are growing up at a time when environmental issues are high on the nation’s list of priorities. There has been a growing understanding of the interdependence of all living things and how both natural and man-made pollution affect life.

Explain the “web of life” and show Scouts how they can do their part to help preserve it. Troop meeting activities will cover some of the strands of the web of life. In the process, Scouts will learn more about wildlife, trees, plants, rocks, and soil. Patrols can do some ecology projects that will enhance their understanding of the web.

The big event will be an exploration trek for some field study. The purpose will not be identification of wildlife and plants – although there is bound to be some of that – but rather to learn about food chains, how oxygen and water are cycled through the ecosystem, and how pollution affects them.

Find the complete plans for the Environment Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.

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