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Requirements filled according to the 1998 Webelos Scout Book

Outdoor Group:

Forester* (also see World Conservation Award)

2. Draw a picture to show the plant and tree layers of a forest in your area. Label the different layers. (If you don't live in an area that has forests, choose an area that does and draw a picture of that forest.)

Draw a picture of a forest on the Refuge and show the plant and tree layers.

3. Identify six forest trees common to the area where you live. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. (If you don't live in a region that has forests, read about one type of forest and name six of its trees and their uses)

Walk on the trails and use a field guide about trees or use our new Forests of Patuxent Discovery Hike guide to help you identify six different trees on the Refuge. Identify and observe any wildlife using them, and how they are using them. Look in the Global Concerns exhibit to learn about the ways humans use trees.

4. Identify six forest plants (other than trees) that are useful to wildlife. Tell which animals use them and for what purposes.

Walk on the trails and use a field guide about plants to help you identify six forest plants on the Refuge. Use a guide book or ask a staff member or volunteer about what kinds of wildlife use them.

Naturalist* (also see World Conservation Award)

4. Visit a museum of natural history, nature center or zoo with your family, den or pack. Tell what you saw.

Visit the Patuxent Research Refuge's National Wildlife Visitor Center. Explore the exhibits, walk the trails or take a tram tour.

6. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use the flyways closest to your home.

Look at the flyway section of The Wisdom of Wildness exhibit at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Note which birds use the flyways closest to your home.

8. Watch six wild animals (snakes, turtles, fish, birds, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing.

Walk the trails and observe wildlife in the forest, meadow and water habitats.

9. Give examples of a producer, consumer and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem, one way humans have changed the balance of nature, and how you can help protect the balance of nature.

A producer is an organism that makes its own food, like a plant. A consumer eats producers and decomposer break down dead producers and consumers. Walk through our trails and exhibits to identify different kinds of producers, consumers and decomposers. Learn how humans have changed the balance of nature and how you can protect it by watching our Refuge video and exploring The Wisdom of Wildness exhibit.

* World Conservation Award

Forester and Naturalist are also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.

You may be able to complete the requirement to have the pack or den participate in a conservation project during our Earth Day activities. Earth Day is held every year in April. Call the main number (301-497-5763) to find out if the current year's program is applicable for your pack or den.


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