RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE
In this adventure, Scouts will learn to identify plants and trees and how they differ in locations around the world. They will gain knowledge about ecosystems and the importance of conserving our natural resources.
TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS
- Understanding our interconnection with the plant world
- Being knowledgeable, responsible, and comfortable in the outdoors
- A Scout is reverent. [Webelos Character Compass]
ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Webelos Handbook, page 448)
Do all of these:
- Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
- Identify six 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 six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
- 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.
- 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.