boy scouts

 

Boy Scouts of all ages can work on rank requirements to earn badges, belt loops, and pins. Our programs have been developed for individual packs and troops which allow scouts to participate in our programs any time during the year. With so many programs to choose from, the Science Eye will keep the scouts busy throughout the year! Two leaders are always free, parents and siblings are also welcomed to join in all the activities. Call us to set up a date and time for your program.

See below for more information on the various Cub & Boy Scout programs.


cub scouts


Arts

cub scout art

Creating art from nature has been around for thousands of years. Scouts will see how art exist in nature and discover ways they can use what they see, touch, feel and smell to create their own art works. They will use shapes, colors, and photography to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures to display their inspirations.

Location: Any, Cost: $12/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 2,5,6,7,8,9 (11 OTO)


Astronomy
astronomy

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Scouts will become amateur astronomers and discover and observe the mysteries of the night sky. What makes up a comet, identify planets and stars that makes up our solar system and learning the terms and tools used by astronomers are just a few things scouts will discover.

Location: Any, Cost: $10/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 7,8,9,10,12 (4,6 11 OTO)


Citizenship
Citizenship

Citizenship is more than being a member of a country. It involves the quality of an individual’s character, behavior and actions as a fellow human being in the global community. Scouts will discover how to be good citizens by becoming good stewards of the environment. They participate in Everglades Holiday Park cleanup and learn to conserve resources by following the 3 Rs-- reduce, reuse and recycle.

Location: EHP, Cost: $8/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3


Collecting  

The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. Scouts will be able to do nature collection (leaves, bark ect) followed up with a geology collection (mine for fossils or gems) and learn to identify, classify, display and preserve the items they find.

Location: Any, Cost: $10/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2, (3 OTO); Pin: 2,4,5,7,11 (1 OTO)


Communicating

Communication is a two-way process in which there is an exchange of thoughts, feelings, and information. Scouts will hike a portion of the everglades at Everglades Holiday Park. They will communicate what they observe through speech, writing and signs.

Location: EHP, Cost: $8/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 1,start 2,6,7,12

communication

Fishing
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fishing

Geography
globe

Geography is the study of the Earth and its landforms, features and inhabitants. Scouts will locate where they live and learn about the natural and manmade features in their community. They will also discover major land masses and oceans around the world and realize the products that they use may come from thousands of miles away.

Location: Any, Cost: $8/Scout, Requirements: BL: 2,3 (1 OTO); Pin: 1,2,3,4,9 (5,6 OTO)


Geology  

Scouts become geologists by understanding what geology is, explaining the difference between a rock and mineral, defining the effects of environmental elements on the landscape and making a collection of various minerals. They will also learn to preserve, display and grow the rocks & minerals they have found.

Location: Any, Cost: $10/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 2,3,4,5,6,7


Science
microscope

Science is a huge topic with many fields. Scouts will learn the basic scientific method while participating in an experiment. They will also learn how to grow a plant, define the three rock types, discover creatures of the ocean, explore the human skeletal system, make a poster of the solar system and learn so much more about science!

Location: Any, Cost: $10/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 3,7,8,9,10


Weather
weather

Understanding the weather and weather patterns is important to us here in South Florida. Scouts will define weather related terminology, explain the water cycle, understand how rainbows are formed, and much more. They will participate in a series of activities in which they will become mini-meteorologists!

Locatioin: Any, Cost: $8/Scout, Requirements: BL 1,2 (3 OTO); Pin: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,12


Wildlife Conservation

Scouts will become wildlife biologists by being learning about food web, endangered species, adaptations, classification of animals and more. They will participate in a park clean-up, make a birdbath and hear from a park ranger about all that she/he has to do to conserve wildlife at their park.

Location: Birch, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: BL: 1,2,3; Pin: 3,4,5,7,8,9


Note: Some requirements will be completed and others may only be partially completed (requiring follow-up on their own). Most, if not all programs require Scouts to write information down. It is suggested that they have a notebook/journal and section it for all their belt loops & pins as they work on the requirements.

OTO = On Their Own
EHP = The program will be done at Everglades Holiday Park, Science Eye lab shack.
Any = The program can be done at any location.
Birch = The program will be done at Birch State Park.
Number of Scouts / Program = Min # 15 / Max # 25
Length of Program = 2 hours
Leaders & Additional Participants = 2 Leaders are free, additional adults are $3 less than the Scouts and siblings are the same price as the Scouts. (Hint: in order to meet the minimum number of participants, additional adults and siblings may be counted at the same rate as the Scouts)


Merit Badge


Bird Study

 

Birds are beautiful, majestic, found everywhere and useful indicators of environmental quality. Scouts will become familiar with terms to describe parts of the birds as well as identify birds by using a field guide and by the songs they sing. Scouts will meet at Everglades Holiday Park for a hike around the builder’s pond as well as an airboat ride searching for birds.

Location: EHP, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,(8 OTO)


Collections & Geology (in combination)

 

Scouts become geologists studying rock & mineral formations, terminology, and maps & charts. After digging and excavating minerals and fossils, they will create a collection. Scouts will learn to preserve, display and grow their collection.

Location: Any (with water spout), Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: Collections: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,(1 OTO) & Geology: 1,2,3,4b,C,D(D5 OTO)


Environmental Science

 

Ecosystem, biosphere, symbiosis, and conservation are just a few of the terms Scouts will learn to understand environmental science. They will participate in activities regarding ecology, endangered species and air, water & land pollution as well as scientifically compare two different areas in the Everglades.

Location: JUL, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: 2,3,4,5,6 (1 OTO)


Fish and Wildlife Management

 

Scouts will understand the role and importance of fish and wildlife managers. While hiking and airboating in the Everglades, they will identify wildlife and practice management skills.

Location: EHP, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 (5 OTO)


Fishing

fishing

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Fly Fishing

fly fishing

Please go to www.eco-tan.org for information about this program.


Forestry

Wildlife conservation

As forestry wildlife biologists, Scouts will identify trees, shrubs, flowers and other organisms that are important to a forest ecosystem. They will look for proof of life and types of damage left behind by animals, nature and humans as well as understand what it takes to manage such a dynamic habitat.

Location: Birch, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,6 (5,7 OTO)


Insect Study

 

As entomologists, Scouts will better understand insects by studying their life cycles, bodies, behaviors and differences to other creatures. They will also discover the importance of insects in our everyday lives, including products they produce, food chains and career opportunities.

Location: EHP, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11 (7 OTO)


Nature

 

Nature is all encompassing! Scouts will touch the surface of studying nature in general by hiking and riding an airboat around Everglades Holiday Park in search for animals and plants that are interconnected. Discover the connection between nature and humans and impact we have on their ecosystem.

Location: EHP, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4


Oceanography

ocean

There are many branches of oceanography in which to study. Scouts will become marine biologists participating in activities to study physical and biological aspects of our ocean planet.

Location: JUL, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9


Photography

camera

Photography can be a hobby, past-time or career in either working in nature or with people. Scouts will learn how to use a film and digital camera as well as receive a disposable camera and helpful hints to jump-start their amateur photography pathway. Bring your own camera to learn with and use!

Location: JUL, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4(started, then OTO),5


Plant Science

 

Scouts don’t have to have a green thumb to study plants. They will identify natural and exotic plants as well as the parts and functions of flowering plants. Scouts will also be able to explain photosynthesis and how various factors affect plant growth, location and ecosystem management.

Location: EHP, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,7-Opt. 3-1,-2,-3,-4,(-5,-6 OTO) (6 OTO)


Reptile and Amphibian Study

 

Reptiles and amphibians shouldn’t be feared, but revered! Scouts will learn the importance of these spectacular animals in the food web by identifying them, describing their main differences, learning their general geographic distributions, and observing their behaviors.

Location: EHP, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 (8 OTO)


Soil and Water Conservation

 

Without soil and water, we wouldn’t have the plant and animal diversity that we have here in Florida. Scouts will learn the importance of conserving these precious resources while participating in various activities. Erosion, watershed, hydrologic cycle and pollution are just some of the hot topics they will discover while working on this badge.

Location: EHP, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Space Exploration

rocket

Scouts will become rocket scientists constructing their own rockets as NASA engineers. They will discover through the eyes of famous space pioneers what it takes to build, launch and recover a model rocket. They will also learn the specifications, the physical laws and safety issues in operating rockets.

Location: EHP or any location with a large open field, Cost: $20/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Weather

weather

Weather affects us all, especially here in South Florida! Scouts become meteorologists defining weather and climate, explaining the difference between pressure systems, understanding what causes wind, identifying clouds and how the different clouds indicate upcoming conditions, human impact on our weather and much more. Scouts will then have the tools to practice predicting the weather like meteorologists.

Location: Any, Cost: $15/Scout, Requirements: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


Note: Some requirements will be completed and others may only be partially completed (requiring follow-up on their own). Most, if not all programs require Scouts to write information down. It is suggested that they have a notebook/journal and section it for all their merit badges as they work on the requirements.

OTO = On Their Own
EHP = The program will be done at Everglades Holiday Park, Science Eye lab shack.
Any = The program can be done at any location.
Birch = The program will be done at Birch State Park.
JUL = The program will be done at John U. Lloyd State Park.
Number of Scouts / Program = Min # 15 / Max # 25
Length of Program = 4 hours
Leaders & Additional Participants = 2 Leaders are free, additional adults are $5 less than the Scouts and siblings are the same price as the Scouts. . (Hint: in order to meet the minimum number of participants, additional adults and siblings may be counted at the same rate as the Scouts)

 

 
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