Re: Mammals, Birds, Amphibians
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:21:30 -0400
> From: Kevin Woods <kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU>
> Date: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 6:22 PM
> How do troops handle the Second Class requirement that states:
> "Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (birds,
> mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community."
> Do you need to take each scout out on a hike to do this? I realize it
> could be done on a hike, but do we have to wait for one to do it?
In the form of instruction, on what to look for and how to identify it, we
will take the kids on a hike during a camping trip. To actually meet the
requirement, we ask the Scouts to keep a running list (usually on the
inside cover of their handbook) of the evidence they have seen. When they
have the required ten, the Scout who will sign off the requirement reviews
the list with them and asks them some questions about each animal listed,
like when and where it was seen, or what evidence of its presence was
found, how they knew exactly what kind of animal it was, etc.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City