Boy, Girl, and Cub Scouts


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Boy Scouts

Complete the set requirements and earn a variety of Merit Badges to advance in the Boy Scout Program. Here are the Merit Badges we offer as well as examples of requirements:

  • Bird Study
    • Explain why bird study is needed and how birds are useful in indicating the quality of an environment.
    • Sketch or trace a bird and label 15 different parts of the body.
    • Be able to identify at least 20 species of wild birds.
  • Environmental Science
    • Learn the history of environmental science in America and create a timeline of events including contributions made by the Boy Scouts of America.
    • Define the given set of vocabulary words relating to environmental science.
    • Find and discuss a career opportunity in environmental science, considering the education, training, and experience required for the profession.
  • Mammal Study
    • Spend 3 hours in two different kinds of natural habitats, studying and identifying the mammal species in that area.
    • Visit a natural history museum and write a report on how it’s specimens are prepared and cataloged.
    • Study and write a report on a mammal that lives in your area.
  • Nature
    • Be able to identify three species of reptiles or amphibians, recognizing one species by eggs, den, burrow, or other signs.
    • Going out into the field, identify three species of wild mammals and, for one of them, make plaster casts of its tracks.
    • Collect and identify different layers of soils and five types of rocks in your area.
  • Oceanography
    • Describe the differences between a storm surge, tidal wave, tsunami, and tidal bore, as well as the differences between sea, well, and surf.
    • Create a diagram of underwater topography, noting and explaining a continental shelf, a continental slope, and an abyssal plain.
    • Describe the properties of water and how animals and plants affect seawater chemical composition.
  • Plant Science
    • Explain how plants are affected by water, light, air, temperature, and pests as well as how soil is important in plant science.
    • Research and present your knowledge on careers in agronomy, horticulture, and botany. Write about a career in one of these fields that interest you most.
    • Visit either a public garden, arboretum, retail nursery, production greenhouse, or conservatory greenhouse and tell what you learned about horticulture while there.

Girl and Cub Scouts - Badges, Pins, and Patches catered to group’s needs.

  • Animal Helpers
    • Explore the connection between humans and animals.
    • Discover how animals keep people safe and help people with disabilities.
    • Learn the ways in which animals help us now and how they might help us in the future.
  • Paddling
    • Learn paddling safety and practice techniques.
    • Learn about paddling craftsmanship.
    • Experience the three paddling sports.
  • Marine Mammal
    • Research at least four marine animals living in Florida.
    • Spend a morning or afternoon in the ocean and write about the mammals you see and how they interact with the water and each other.
    • Draw, paint, sculpt, or photograph at least one marine animal of Florida living in its natural habitat.
  • Endangered Species
    • Discover and make a list of the different levels of endangered species, giving examples of animals that are currently in each level.
    • Learn about different places you can find endangered species, are they all in a similar spot on a map?
    • Share your information, getting together a group of people and teaching them what you know about endangered species.
  • Outdoor Survival
    • Learn the five basic needs in survival and how to apply them in two distinct survival conditions.
    • Master how to read and orient yourself on a map.
    • Put together a survival kit, first aid gear, and explain why each item is necessary.
  • Oceanography
    • Visit the Gulf Coast (or aquarium) and learn about the sea life and marine animals that are native to the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Travel to the shoreline and look for debris like shells, pebbles, plants, bottles, and decaying matter. Find out where these things came from, how they got here, and what is likely to happen to them.
    • Along the beach coast, investigate how you’d find at least two different types of organisms that inhabit the sand.
  • Hurricane Preparedness
    • Learn about latitude and longitude and what they mean. Learn the coordinates of your city and find it on a hurricane tracking map. Master how to use a tracing map to follow the path of a storm by using the coordinates.
    • Discover the different terminologies of storms and how they are named. What is the difference between a tropical wave, tropical depression, tropical storm, and a hurricane. Learn the difference between a “watch” and a “warning.”
    • Create a hurricane checklist that includes what you need to survive the storm, evacuation routes and destinations, and be able to show this on a map.

Scout Tours

Our guided scout tours give you the opportunity to participate in a wide array of hands-on activities while learning about the various aspects of animal life.

  • Habitat is Home Tour
    • A fun activity filled tour learning about Animal Habitats. Find out what types of animal habitats are out there and why our planet has so many types of species of animals. You’ll love discovering how these habitats intermingle with each other and how our own habitats fit in with those of other animals.
  • Amazing Adaptations Tour
    • Adaptation is how all animals, including us, learn how to survive. In this tour, you learn about physical and behavioral animal adaptations with fun games and activities.
  • Skulls and Bones Tour
    • In this fun-filled fall tour, you learn about how only some animals have bones and the ways in which they differ from other creatures that don’t. You’ll be able to spot and classify any vertebrate and invertebrate by the end of this tour.
  • Nocturnal Fun Tour
    • A great evening/Sunset tour where participants will learn about nocturnal and crepuscular animals and how they experience their environment. Find out what it really means to sleep all day and hang out all night!
  • Daisy Duos
    • Animals are offer more to our survival than simply as a food source. This scout tour offers great lessons on how animals work together to coexist in their habitat.
  • Eco Explorer
    • We are all naturally curious creatures at heart. In this fun tour, exploring and learning how to document the world around you and analyzing the data is the focus.
  • Watching Wildlife
    • It’s time to put away the textbooks and go out into the field! In this tour, you will watch and document different wildlife in the area, analyzing the behaviors and researching what they mean.
  • Water Everywhere
    • Water is essential for life as we know it, and being in Florida, we’re surrounded by it! Learn about what is happening to the world’s water, how it differs from place to place, and how it changes with pollution. Labs are a major part of this tour.