The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Scouting Program Archives: Forestry Troop Program Feature
A prominent government official once said that we couldn’t afford to gain the vastness of space and lose the earth in the process. The implications of this statement point to the ever-increasing importance of preserving the earth’s natural resources in the space age.
Satellites, jet planes, and nuclear energy all assume a greater importance each day. But the human energy that produces and operates these machines is still dependent upon the soil of the earth for food. The machines themselves can be produced only with the
help of vast supplies of clean water – water that comes in part from well-managed forest watersheds.
Every Scout should know the importance of all natural resources and of the interdependence of forest, range, soil, water, and wildlife.
Find the complete plans for the Forestry Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.