Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

A child holding a leaf in his hands and an image of the Bear Fur Feathers and Ferns Cub Scout adventure belt loop.

Bear Cub Scouts observe wildlife and plants when they work on the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure. They find out about endangered species and gardening.

Resources for Bear Den Leaders and Parents

And here are some activities and related achievements for the Fur Feathers and Ferns adventure:

Hiking Safety (Front Country)

These hiking safely guidelines are appropriate for a front country adventure in an area like a park.

Plant a Pizza Garden

Bears will have fun watching their pizza ingredients grow in the garden. They can grow basil, oregano, tomatoes, and more.

Make a Soda Bottle Terrarium

Repurpose a 2 liter soda bottle to grow some plants indoors.

BSA Video Resource

Finding Out about Endangered Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has an Endangered Species Page where you can look up endangered species in your state or even your county. There is also a Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Page on the site where kids can learn about 14 different endangered species and play some games to find out even more.

Stories about Kids and Conservation

Telling youth about other kids involved in conservation can help them understand that they can make a difference. Take a look at these: My Hero Stories: Earthkeepers and Earth Day: Meet 3 Kid Crusaders.

Who knows, one of them might be inspired to start their own conservation project.

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