What do you need on an outdoor adventure? Learn SAW principles and buddy system as we explore the plants and animals of our nature preserve!
Lion Required Adventure: Mountain Lion
1. Gather the outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor
adventure, and understand how they are used. Also understand and commit to
practicing the buddy system.
2. Learn what SAW (Stay, Answer, Whistle) means. Demonstrate what you can do to
stay safe if you become separated from the group when you are outdoors.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating
in a learning hike.
MY TIGER JUNGLE(Tiger Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Tigers are introduced to sights and sounds, plants, birds, and other animals of our natural world. Scouts will also make their own birdhouse using recycled materials.
Tiger Required Adventure: My Tiger Jungle
Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.
1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, go for a walk outside, and pick out
two or more sights or sounds of "nature" around you. Discuss with your partner or
2. Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike.
Discuss these plants or animals with your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or
with your den.
3. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent,
guardian, or other caring adult, or with your den, find out more about one of these
4. Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and
growth of the item you have planted. 5. Build and hang a birdhouse.
TIGERS IN THE WILD(Tiger Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Plan and prepare for a short hike in the woods. Listen and learn the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Search for evidence of animals and learn about some interesting trees and plants!
Tiger Required Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
Complete Requirements 1-3 plus at least one other.
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, name and collect the Cub Scout Six
Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list to
prepare for rain.
Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you
know how to get ready for this hike.
Do the following:
A. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be
clean in your outdoor manners.
B. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss
why you should "Trash Your Trash."
C. Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger
den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the
principles you discussed.
While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals
have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger handbook.
Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a
skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area.
Write their names in your Tiger handbook.
Visit a nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn
more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your
WOLVES & BEARS
CALL OF THE WILD(Wolf Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Wolves will learn how to prepare for the outdoors including possible weather changes, what to do if natural disasters strike, how to tie knots, and more!
Wolf Required Adventure: Call of the Wild
Complete Requirements 1-4 plus at least one other.
Attend one of the following:
A. A pack or family campout
B. An outdoor activity with your den or pack
C. Day camp
D. Resident camp
With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that could happen
during your outing according to the time of year you are outside. Tell how you will
be prepared for each one.
Do the following:
A. Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
B. Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. Talk about how these
principles support the Outdoor Code.
C. After your outdoor activity or campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire or other dangers.
Show or demonstrate what to do:
A. In case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood.
B. To keep from spreading your germs.
Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals you see or explain evidence of their presence. Tell how you identified them.
PAWS ON THE PATH(Wolf Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Be sure to dress for the weather for our 1-mile hiking adventure as we explore birds, insects, animals & more!
Wolf Required Adventure: Call of the Wild
Complete Requirements 1-5. Requirements 6 and 7 are optional.
Show you are prepared to hike safely in any outdoor setting by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouting. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. (This may be combined with Requirement 3 of The Call of the Wild Adventure.) After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Find two interesting things that you've never seen before and discuss with your den or family.
Name two birds, two insects, and/or two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map.
DIGGING IN THE PAST(Wolf Elective Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Discover the world of dinosaurs! Play a matching game, create an imaginary dinosaur, make a "fossil" craft and be a paleontologist as you participate in our Dino Dig!
Wolf Elective Adventure: Digging in the Past
Complete the following Requirements.
Play a game that demonstrates your knowledge of dinosaurs, such as a dinosaur match game.
Create an imaginary dinosaur. Share with your den its name, what it eats, and where it lives.
Complete one of the following:
A. Make a fossil cast.
B. Make a dinosaur dig. Be a paleontologist, and dig through a dinosaur dig made by another member of your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.
Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.
FUR, FEATHERS, AND FERNS(Bear Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Partake in a 1-mile hike around our nature preserve as we explore the varied plant and animal life, learn about composting, endangered animals and much more!
Bear Required Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Complete Requirement number 1 plus three others.
While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living near the place where you choose to hike or walk
Visit one of the following: zoo, wildlife refuge, nature center, aviary, game preserve, local conservation area, wildlife rescue group, or fish hatchery. Describe what you learned during your visit.
Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years and one animal that is currently endangered. Explain what caused their declines.
Observe wildlife from a distance. Describe what you saw.
Use a magnifying glass to examine plants more closely. Describe what you saw through the magnifying glass that you could not see without it.
Learn about composting and how vegetable waste can be turned into fertilizer for plants.
Plant a vegetable or herb garden.
WEBELOS & ARROW OF LIGHT
WEBELOS WALKABOUT(Webelos Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Plan for a 3-mile hike throughout our nature preserve! Learn about first aid, Outdoor Code, Leave no trace principles, and poisonous plants and dangerous animals. Prepare & bring a healthy snack and water!
Webelos Required Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
Complete Requirements 1-4 and at least one other.
Plan a hike or outdoor activity.
Assemble a first aid kit suitable for your hike or activity.
Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures.
With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack. Enjoy it on your hike and clean up afterward.
Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.
Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first aid leader, or lunch or snack leader.
EARTH ROCKS!(Webelos & Arrow of Light Required Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Experience our fascinating local geology! Learn how to identify minerals in rocks, geological building materials, Moh's scale of hardness, and take a trip to our natural rocky beach! (Must be scheduled with 3 hours of low tide)
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks!
Complete the following requirements.
Do the following:
A. Explain the meaning of the word "geology."
B. Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.
Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.
Do the following:
A. Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt. Use the information in your handbook to determine which types of rocks you have collected.
B. With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens.
C. Share what you see with your family or den.
Do the following:
A. With your family or den, make a mineral test kit, and test minerals according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
B. Record the results in your handbook.
Identify on a map of your state some geological features in your area.
Do the following:
A. Identify some of the geological building materials used in building your home.
B. Identify some of the geological materials used around your community.
INTO THE WILD(Webelos & Arrow of Light Elective Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Explore the intertidal zone as we discover the plants and animals that inhabit this unique environment. (Must be scheduled within 2 hours of low tide)
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild
Complete atleast six of the following requirements.
Collect and care for an "insect, amphibian, or reptile zoo." You might have crickets, ants, grasshoppers, a lizard, or a toad (but be careful not to collect or move endangered species protected by federal or state law). Study them for a while and then let them go. Share your experience with your Webelos den.
Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or drawings of your project or by having them visit to see your project
Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or area for one week. Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing.
Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area.
Give examples of at least two of the following:
A. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem.
B. One way humans have changed the balance of nature.
C. How you can help protect the balance of nature.
Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.
Do ONE of the following:
A. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
B. Create a video of a wild creature doing something interesting, and share it with your family and den.
INTO THE WOODS(Webelos & Arrow of Light Elective Adventure)View RequirementsHide Requirements
Learn all about trees as we explore the woods of our preserve! Determine age of trees, common items made from wood, different parts of a tree and much more!
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods
Complete Requirements 1-4 and one other.
Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
Identify four trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
Identify four plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.
Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood.
Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.
Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.
COST: $12.00 per scout per program
(Two programs in one day: $18 per scout)
Must pay Minimum of 6 scouts, maximum of 25 per program.
Siblings welcome (age permitting) if total number is within 25.
$4.00 PER ADULT, 2 adults free
MINIMUM PAYMENT DUE IN ADVANCE OF PROGRAM
Payable to: FRIENDS of GARVIES POINT MUSEUM & PRESERVE
Call 516-571-8010/1 to book now.
BSA Certified Merit Badge Counselors available for:
ArchaeologyAmerican HeritageArchitectureBasketryCitizenship (community and Nation)EntomologyGardeningGeologyIndian LoreLawNature
Most badges have required pre-requisites to be completed before the program. Bring all materials to be
viewed by Counselor. Counselor will sign off on blue cards once program has been completed and
requirements have been met.
$15.00 per scout. Minimum of 6, maximum of 10 per program.
1.5-hour program for each listed Merit badge.
Programs can be customized.
Birdwatching, Native American studies, Minerals & more available.