"Conservation Project Planning"
Conservation Project Planning Presenter 1 Presenter 2 C7-129-13 Day 3 C7-129-13 Day 3 Leading to Make a Difference C7-129-13 Day 3 Why should Scouts participate in conservation projects? C7-129-13 Day 3 Peaceful Settings C7-129-13 Day 3 Teach and Learn C7-129-13 Day 3 A Place to Provide Program C7-129-13 Day 3 For Having Fun! C7-129-13 Day 3 Preserving our Natural Resources C7-129-13 Day 3 Scouting and Conservation How / Where is conservation woven into the fabric of scouting literature and policy? C7-129-13 Day 3 Scouting and Conservation • A Scout is Thrifty • Do A Good Turn Daily • Leave No Trace • Conservation Projects • Outdoor Code C7-129-13 Day 3 Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to Be clean in my outdoor manners, Be careful with fire, Be considerate in the outdoors, And Be conservation minded. C7-129-13 Day 3 Scouting and Conservation C7-129-13 Day 3 Scouting and Conservation How do we involve Scouts in appropriate conservation efforts? C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Examples • Plant trees, vegetation • Build bird and bat houses • Stabilize eroded areas • Collect discarded Christmas trees • Teach environmental awareness • Maintain recreational sites C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Examples • Re-vegetate Damaged Hillsides • Monitor Lake Water Quality • Remove Exotic Plant Species • Develop & Maintain Outdoor Classrooms • Paint Warnings on Storm Drains • Maintain Hiking Trails C7-129-13 Day 3 Adopt-a-site • Partner with land management agencies • Adopt a highway is one example • Scouts develop a sense of ownership • Scouts will be able to see how their efforts improve the condition of the site. C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Agency Examples • Local – Cook County Forest Preserve – Lake County Forest Preserve – McHenry County Conservation District • State – Volo Bog (Volo, IL) – Illinois State Beach Park (Beach Park, IL) – Havens Woods Preserve (Milwaukee, WI) – Kettle Moraine State Forest (WDNR) • Federal – US Forest Service C7-129-13 Day 3 Arrow Corps 5 C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Agencies • Need help from volunteers • Welcome Scout groups • Like long term associations • Will educate and train your Scouts C7-129-13 Day 3 Planning a Good Conservation Project • Involve the Scouts in all aspects • Make the project fun • Choose reasonable first projects C7-129-13 Day 3 Planning a Good Conservation Project • Consider skill levels • Set reasonable goals • Make a difference • Make it worthwhile C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Safety • Gear projects to scouts capabilities • Identify Any Safety Hazards • Follow Agency Safety Rules • Give Instruction on Use of Tools • Leaders Make Safety Sweeps C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Safety Scouting’s Sweet 16 • Qualified Supervision • Weather Check • Physical Fitness • Planning • Buddy System • Communications • Safe Area • Permits & Notices • Safe Equipment • First Aid Resources • Personal Safety Gear • Applicable Laws • Safety Policies • CPR Resource • Skill Level Limits • Discipline C7-129-13 Day 3 Documenting Conservation Projects • Project Logbooks – Project Scope and Definition – Include Before and After Pictures – Note Individuals Involved – Note Long Term Responsibilities – Newspaper Accounts C7-129-13 Day 3 Recognition for Conservation • Recognize the Scouts • Connect projects with awards and advancement C7-129-13 Day 3 Recognition and Conservation Projects • Recognize the Cooperative Agency • Follow-up with a letter • Invite the media C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Planning Checklist Scouting leaders and agency personnel can use the following checklist to assist them in planning conservation projects. • What is the task to be done? • Why is it important? • How many Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers can take part in the work? • What is the time frame for completing the project? • What tools and materials will be needed, if any, and who will provide them? C7-129-13 Day 3 Conservation Project Planning Checklist • What leadership skills are required to oversee the work? • Who will provide project leadership? (List youth and adult Scouting leaders and any agency personnel.) • How will youth reach the work area? • What safety factors are involved and how will they be addressed? C7-129-13 Day 3 Second Weekend Conservation Projects • Camp Sol R. Crown • Apply information from the Project Planning Check List • Bring recommended equipment • Enthusiasm • Sense of accomplishment C7-129-13 Day 3 C7-129-12 Conservation Projects • Erosion control for the east & west porticos • Build a fire ring on the east side of Jadel • Split and stack firewood for fall camp season C7-129-13 Day 3 C7-129-12 Recommended Equipment Class B Uniform – Scouting appropriate Water Bottles Sun Screen Hat Gloves Sturdy Shoes Shovels / Rakes Wheel Barrels “Be Prepared” C7-129-13 Day 3 Leading to Make a Difference Leaving Our Legacy C7-129-13 Day 3 ? C7-129-13 Day 3 C7-129-13 Day 3