Scouting Program Archives: Nature Troop Program Feature
Scouts discover quite a lot about nature in the course of camping and hiking. They learn the properties of various trees, how to predict a coming storm, how to identify common birds, and where to find animal tracks.
The Nature program feature reminds most people of the wilderness. But the natural world is everywhere, even in the heart of a big city. In almost any city park, the troop can find trees, plants, birds, and probably small mammals. So no matter where your troop is
located, you can find nature just outside the meeting place door.
The big event will be a nature adventure. It might be a weekend campout or a one-day outing. Ideally, the site will have a varied ecology – woods, meadows, a pond – because the greatest variety of trees, plants, and wildlife can be found in such a place.
Find the complete plans for the Nature Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Mammal Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts can learn all about mammals while working on the Mammal Study merit badge. This is one our Boy Scouts often earn at summer camp.
Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who want to learn more about reptiles will enjoy the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge. They will learn how to classify reptiles and find out about their habitats and how they live.
Nature Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts learn about the connection between living things when they earn the Nature merit badge.
BSA Methods - The Outdoors 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.
My Turtle Swims Sideways ZM sang this song at Webelos camp and LC sang it at Boy Scout camp and they've continued singing it since. This song is pure boy humor.
Troop Program Features - Program Planning 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.
Plant Science Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Spring is around the corner and the seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail. So this is a good time to take a look at the plant science merit badge.
The Outdoor Code 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.
Troop Program Features for Meetings and Outings Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.