Conservation Badge



COMPLETED: In progress


Do eight of the following, including the italicized requirement:

  1. In your locality find four illustrations of erosion and explain the cauase and effect of each. Tell what might be done in one of these cases to limit erosion.
  2. Know which plants in your state may never be cut or picked; which may be cut or picked sparingly; and which may be cut or picked at any time.
  3. Find out which birds and fur-bearing animals are protected by the nation and by your state – when, how, and particularly why.
  4. Explain how hawks, owls, and snakes are helpful to man.
  5. Know the part trees and forests play in conservation of wildlife, soil, and water supply. Learn this particularly in relation to your own part of the country.
  6. Be able to explain, simply, to someone else how plants and animals are dependent on each other.
  7. Learn all you can about the national park or national forest nearest you and know where some of the others are located. Know your own state parks and forests.
  8. Visit a forest station; find out what the forest ranger does and how you can help him.
  9. Visit a fish hatchery and learn what your state and Federal government do to protect and increase fish in your state. Learn what water pollution means.
  10. Visit a dam, and find out why it was placed there and its usefulness for conservation, power, and recreation.
  11. Form a Junior Audubon Club in your troop or school and be active in it.
  12. Learn the values of having community forests and, if possible, cooperate with a group working on one for your community.
  13. Take an active part in any conservation project that is going on in your Girl Scout established camp, day camp, or troop camp.
  14. Help plant and care for at least twenty young trees or seedlings for a season.
  15. Do one of the following: (a) Maintain a bird or mammal feeding station for at least four months. Keep a record of wildlife taking advantage of food provided. (b) Assist in maintaining a wildlife sanctuary for at least two months. Keep records of wildlife seen in the sanctuary. (c) Help with a soil erosion problem in a garden, orchard, river bank, or worn-out lawn. If possible, submit “before and after” pictures or drawings showing what you have done. (d) With the consent and support of your local highway commissioner, plant a cover crop on the side of a new highway cut.
  16. Make an exhibit of books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, drawings, and models to illustrate what you have learned about conservation. Display it where others can see it.

One comment

  1. […] I had heard the words before, and knew these things existed, but had no idea how or why. For my Conservation Badge, one of the requirements was to visit a fish hatchery and to learn what your state and Federal […]

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