2018 Environmental Science Merit Badge
When: Saturday, October 20th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Please bring bagged lunch)
(Please be on-time or you might be turned away)
Picacho Peak State Park (Exact directions and details will be emailed 1 week prior)
Exit 219 off Interstate 10
Picacho, AZ 85131
MOVED location to Heard Scout Pueblo - Stone Lodge - due to possible rainy and windy weather
1901 E Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042
(end of 20th Street - South of Baseline)
Map OF the location:
BSA Environmental Science Merit Badge - Pre-requisites for a complete merit badge!
Note – some of these prerequisites take seven days to perform! Start as soon as you can and get some help from your parents! There are four prerequisites if you want a complete merit badge. You must bring the reports/items to the merit badge workshop to receive credit.
Call me if you have any questions – I am here to assist you. Lisa Andersen 602-361-3227
(From number 3 subtitle b Air pollution) Record the trips taken, mileage, and fuel consumption of a family car for seven days, and calculate how many miles per gallon the car gets. Determine whether any trips could have been combined ("chained") rather than taken out and back. Using the idea of trip chaining, determine how many miles and gallons of gas could have been saved in those seven days.
(From number 3 subtitled Land pollution) Photograph an area affected by erosion. Share your photographs with your counselor and discuss why the area has eroded and what might be done to help alleviate the erosion.
(From number 3 subtitle pollination) 2. Present to your counselor a one-page report on how and why honeybees are used in pollinating food crops. In your report, discuss the problems faced by the bee population today, and the impact to humanity if there were no pollinators. Share your report with your troop or patrol, your class at school, or another group approved by your counselor.
(From number 3 subtitled Endangered species)
Chose ONE of these:
1. Do research on one endangered species found in your state. Find out what its natural habitat is, why it is endangered, what is being done to preserve it, and how many individual organisms are left in the wild? Prepare a 100-word report about the organism, including a drawing. Present your report to your patrol or troop.
2. Do research on one species that was endangered or threatened but which has now recovered. Find out how the organism recovered, and what its new status is. Write a 100-word report on the species and discuss it with your counselor. An example: the bald eagle
Bring a pen
Wear your uniform or Boy Scout t-shirt.
Blue cards are to be filled out with the following information prior to arriving at the workshop
Their personal information
Sponsored by: Central Arizona Project