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Boy Scout Conservation Good Turn

Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturers

Scouts participating in the Conservation Good Turn can meet certain rank and merit badge requirements. Troops and teams should consider advancement requirements when selecting projects to carry out. Suggested projects include, but are not limited to

  • Plant shrubs to provide food and cover for wildlife.
  • Build and set out bird and squirrel nesting boxes.
  • Conduct stream improvement projects to prevent erosion.
  • Plant grasses and legumes to provide ground cover in schoolyards, public parks, and recreation areas.
  • Plant tree seedlings as part of a managed forestry plan.
  • Help thin and prune woodlands in a managed tree improvement project.
  • With a local forester, take part in or conduct a forest fire prevention program.
  • Make an exhibit on conservation for a county fair.
  • Develop a nature trail in a public park.
  • Assist a local forester in a tree insect- and disease-control or public education project.
  • Assist a local agency with a trout stream restoration project.
  • Participate in a wildlife or wildfowl count.
  • Conduct a rodent-control and public health education program under the guidance of the local health department or agency responsible for rodent control.
  • Conservation Good Turn Application
Contact the camp ranger or BSA local council property superintendent for information about camp needs and plans. Establish a nature trail, plant vegetation, or carry out other needed projects as requested by the camp ranger.
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