May 26, 2013 - DL Mike
Does anyone have suggestions or ideas for den conservation project that would be a good fit for this award for a wolf den?
May 26, 2013 - Matt
Most Cubs get this leg of the badge done at day camp.
However, If you have a nature center or a raptor center.Butterfly or Birdbanding works well with wolves.
May 31, 2013 - shawnoc
@DL Mike - A lot of conservation projects are done around earth day (which we just missed), but there are always tree plantings, beach cleanups, etc. that need volunteers.
We searched volunteer match > cause area = environment > suitable for = kids, and found a bunch.
Oct 15, 2013 - Jeff
If my Wolf Den cleaned around all the ponds in our neighborhood (about 8-12 of them) and picked up garbage or fishing items left behind, etc, would this fit as a Conservation project? These ponds are all a nature habitat, and neighborhood folks are allowed to fish in them. Thanks for your help
Oct 15, 2013 - Scouter Paul
@Jeff - Sounds like a great project to me!
Mar 06, 2014 - Eugene Chen
My den has participated in our cleaning up our local park, picking up litter, etc. My question is...Is there some unwritten standard that applies to length and breadth of a cleanup to be considered a "conservation project". Is there really a difference between a park clean up that the den organized ourselves vs a beach clean-up that is organized by an outside group in terms of its utility to the community.
Mar 06, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Eugene - The difference between those two projects is their scope. It is up to the den or pack leaders to decide how large a project to undertake.
I would have a hard time justifying a 15-minute walk through the park where we picked up a few scraps of litter. But, an hour or more where we gathered a few garbage bags full of trash would be significant enough for me. A 4-hour, intensely physical effort might be expecting too much from 2nd graders. So, each leader needs to decide what "counts".
Mar 26, 2014 - Carlos
Is there an award or some sort of recognition I can give the adult leader that helped his den earn this award?
Mar 26, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Carlos - Sure, encourage him to complete the rest of the requirements for the Den Leader award. That is the recognition for a den leader that completes training and does a good job.