Boy Scouts

Creating meaningful experiences for scouts in an urban environment.

Nature Hike

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Join a Blue Heron Naturalist for a guided nature hike around the Preserve. We will explore the woods, creek, and meadows to learn how to identify native plants and animals.

Program Length: 60 minutes
Program Fee: $75.00 minimum; $8 per scout for groups 10 or more. 

Please email Linda Reed, scouting@bhnp.org, to learn more.

Badge Programs

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Badge programs at BHNP are designed to meet requirements of your Boy Scout badge, pin, loop and other awards related to the outdoors and the environment. 

Program Length: 2 hours
Program Fee: $90.00 minimum. $12 per scout for groups of 8 or more.

Eagle Scouts

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We offer Eagle Scout Merit Badge workshops throughout the year.

Please email Linda Reed, scouting@bhnp.org, to learn more.


Scouts have improved the Preserve over the years!

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Wetland bridges

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Wetland boardwalks

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Observation platform

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Solar panel water pump

Eagle Scout Project Guidelines

  1. The scout should contact Linda Reed, scouting@bhnp.org, to present the project idea for feasibility, feedback, and acceptance.

  2. Once the project idea is approved, the scout will present a draft proposal to Ms. Reed before taking it through the scout approval process.

    • Email a description of the work scope and proposed timeline. Projects may begin with the scout approval process after receiving approval from Linda Reed.

    • Then, projects must also be presented to Brooke Vacovsky, brookev@bhnp.org, the Project and Operations Manager of the Preserve.

  3. The scout will schedule any appointments (only between 9am - 5pm) with either Linda Reed or Brooke Vacovsky. Once approved, work on the project may take place after office hours or on weekends.

post-approval requirements

  • The scout must commit to a project start date.

    • If the start date is not honored, then the project will be available for another scout to pursue.

  • The scout must provide before and after photos.

  • The scout is responsible for obtaining all materials for the project.


BOY SCOUT BADGE PROGRAMS

Tigers in the Wild

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Tigers learn what to take along on a hike to make it a fun and safe adventure. We will discover the principals of Leave No Trace and the Outdoor Code as we search for plants and signs of animals in the forest.


Meets requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

Backyard Jungle

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We’ll bird watch, plant watch and animal watch during a hiking adventure! We can also search for living things right under our feet. We’ll finish up by making cool bird feeders to hang at home.


Meets requirements 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Paws on the Path

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Let’s buddy-up and explore BHNP on a one-mile hike! We’ll prepare first by making sure we know the six essentials of safe hiking. Along the way, we will show everybody that we know how to practice the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.

Leaders:

  • We will not cover the “map of where you live” portion of this program.

  • Please come prepared to lead your Wolves in reciting the Outdoor Code.


Bears: Fur, Feathers, Ferns

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Are you ready for a one mile hike? Let’s search for signs of wildlife from afar and close-up as we explore even the tiniest of them all, and find out how nature recycles!


Meets requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Leaders:

  • Please prepare requirement #3 ahead of time, so we may share on our hike.

Webelos / Arrow of Light Adventure

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Let’s learn all about wetlands and their significance to the ecosystem!


Meets requirements 4, 5, g, 7, 8, 9, and part of 3.

Into the woods

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There are so many kinds of trees and each one is important in so many ways! Let’s go on a tree walk, and explore very cool facts about Georgia’s trees.


Meets requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Leaders:

  • Please complete requirement #5 independently.

  • You can prepare by asking your scouts to look around their homes for items that are made from wood.

Don’t see what you are looking for?

Contact Linda Reed, scouting@bhnp.org, your requirements and we will design a program for you!