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Webelos

Schedule & Fees
Date: Saturday mornings or afternoons
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $5.00 per student
Attendance: Minimum $50 program fee
Registration: Advance payment and preparation are required. To register please complete and submit the Registration Form

“Into the Woods”

Activities:

  • 1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
  • 2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
  • 3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
  • 4. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.
  • 5. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.
  • 7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.

This will complete most of the badge. The only remaining requirement would be an at home activity.

“Into the Wild”



Activities:
  • 4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
  • 5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, 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.
  • 6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area.
  • 7. Give examples of at least two of the following:
    • a. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
    • b. One way humans have changed the balance of nature
    • c. How you can help protect the balance of nature
  • 8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.
  • 9.Do ONE of the following:
    • a. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.

Requirements 5,6, and 7 can all be covered while on a trailwalk of our grounds. We can do a lesson on bird flyways to meet number 4, and a pond investigation study to meet number 5. And of course number 9 is already fulfilled by visiting.

With all those the scouts will meet the required 6 tasks needed to complete their badge.


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Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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