Welcome to Nature and Conservation

Programs

The Boy Scouts are pioneers in the areas of conservation and sustainability, and in introducing Scouts to nature in all its diversity and beauty. Below are some resources to promote these topics in a camp setting.

Start with an effective Conservation Committee. Use the Council Conservation Committee Guidebook

Here is an overview of the Leave No Trace program and Here is a teaching guide for Leave No Trace and a copy of the Outdoor Code 

Your Nature Center is a key program area with more merit badge opportunities than any other and the gateway to many STEM opportunities

These two required merit badges are always in high demand.  Use qualified staff as counselors.

Environmental Science

Sustainability

Here are many more merit badges your Nature area can offer.

Animal Science

Archaeology

Astronomy

Bird Study

Fish & Wildlife Mgmt

Forestry

Gardening

Geology

Insect Study

Mammal Study

Nature

Oceanography

Plant Science

Reptile & Amphibian Study

Soil & Water Conservation

Weather

 Go here for information about all the different Conservation awards and recognitions

 

 

Products

Always check with your Scout Shop or authorized camp purchasing agent for quality Scouting products for your program area. 

Services

Discover what time and/or cost-saving services are available to improve conservation and sustainability in your council’s area of responsibility

For some Conservation resources and services click here