Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Scouts BSA, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
This is the fourth in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, examples are given for project categories which were not discussed in the previous articles.
This is the fifth and final article in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, the Hornaday award requirements for Venturers are described.
Native American lore is an important part of the Scouts BSA and Cub Scout programs. This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named).
Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for day-use areas like parks and trails.
This is the third in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, author Ken Zabel describes some of the Hornaday projects which members of Troop 319 completed. This article describes how the individual awards and the unit Hornaday awards were earned.
This is the second in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, author William O’Brochta tells about how he learned about the Hornaday Awards and his efforts to earn the Hornaday Awards.
Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.
The fundamental purpose of the Hornaday Awards program is to encourage learning by the scouts and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation.
The requirements for the Building a Better World adventure help Webelos learn about good citizenship and good stewardship of our resources. Webelos working towards Arrow of Light will learn about the flag, become more engaged in their communities, explore energy conservation, and develop leadership skills. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
Scouts learn about ecology, pollution, endangered species, pollination by bees, and other environmental topics while working on the Environmental Science merit badge. They also study how parts of the ecosystem interact through repeated observation.
On this day, all are encouraged to remember that washing hands with soap is a good way to prevent diseases. Another goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of the availability of hand washing facilities. Cub Scouts can work on their hygiene requirements. Scouts BSA and Venturers might want to learn about water challenges in some regions and think about how conservation efforts might help.
While working on the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cub Scouts can learn about the Scout Law, create a code of conduct, learn how to work together, use recycled items to build a castle, or take part in a service project. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
While working on the Spirit of the Water adventure, Wolves learn about water pollution and conservation. They also develop swimming and boating skills. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
For the Paws on the Path adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts learn about safe hiking, being good stewards of the environment, and maps. They also go hiking and observe signs of wildlife.
January 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. This is a day for Scouts to think about how they can conserve energy in their homes. Scouts can work on conservation related achievements
Scouts working on the Sustainability merit badge learn to conserve energy at home and think about how their food, housing, and consumption choices impact society at large. They make a plan to use the Earth’s resources more wisely. They also learn how the Scout Law and the Scout Oath promote more sustainable communities.
This date encourages everyone to educate about and participate in recycling. Protecting the environment is a big part of Scouting.
Scouts working on the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge learn about the populations of fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. They study the habitats of wildlife and learn about careers in this area.
Scouts learn about energy and conservation while working on the Energy merit badge. One practical aspect of the requirements is to conduct an energy audit at home and try to reduce energy over a two week period. Scouts also learn about renewable energy while working on this badge. Find requirements and check-off sheets here.
February 2 is World Wetlands Day every year. This is a day to raise awareness of the importance of preserving wetlands. This day is an opportunity to encourage Scouts to participate in conservation efforts.
Working on the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge helps Scouts learn about things like erosion, watersheds, aquifers, water pollution, and water treatment. They also learn about the importance of plants in soil and water conservation.
To earn complete the Ecology elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn about natural systems and study the environment. Then they must teach others about what they learned.
March 21 has been declared the International Day of Forests by the United Nations. It is a day to appreciate our forests. Forests are an essential part of ecosystems and support a wide variety of plants, animals, and insects. Deforestation is an important global issue and this day is meant to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the world’s forests.
Venturers working on the World Conservation Award learn to “think globally” and “act locally” while exploring the impact of humans on the environment. To earn this award, Venturers must complete the Ecology elective for the Ranger award, learn more about how events and conditions impact the environment, and teach others about the inter-connectivity between humans and the natural world.