A Walk in the Forest for Boy and Girl Scouts 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
A Walk in the Forest for Metro-Atlanta Scouts is designed to help Boy Scouts, Webelos and Cadette Girl Scouts meet most or all of the requirements of the Forestry Merit Badge, Forester Activity Pin or Trees Badge. Merit Badge pre-work is required to complete the badge and is noted below.
Scouts are divided into groups with fellow Boy Scouts, Webelos or Cadettes and work with professional foresters at various educational stations to learn about the benefits of trees and forests and the forestry profession.
Educational Stations Include: Tree and Wildlife Identification, Forest Products and Sustainability, Managing a Georgia Forest: Silvicultural Basics, Forest Health, Forest Fire Fighting: Prescribed Burning, Maps and Safety, Urban Forestry, Tree Climbing and Careers in Forestry.
This event is funded by various corporate sponsors and relies heavily on volunteer support from professional foresters, educators, nonprofits and federal, state and local government employees. (SEE LIST BELOW)
A Walk in the Forest for Metro Atlanta Scouts received a prestigious 1st Place National Recognition Award from The House Society of Delegates of the Society of American Foresters, Nov. 2011.
- Event gates open at 8 a.m. but the event does not start until 9 a.m. You may arrive early and register, but please be prepared to wait until the 9 a.m. start time. Coffee/breakfast is not provided and there are no vendors on-site.
- The Stone Mountain Education Annex is located just outside the west gate entrance to Stone Mountain Park at 6826 James B. Rivers/Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083. You do not need to enter the park.
- Check-in (8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) - ONLY pre-registered scouts are eligible to attend (no siblings or last-minute attendees allowed). Event day registration is not available.
- Scouts should register as a part of a troop/pack. A parent can complete the registration form, or a leader can register a whole group at one time. If a Scout wants to attend on their own without the rest of their troop, they will be grouped with another troop, and they must be supervised.
- All scouts must be accompanied by a Scoutmaster/troop leader/adult to supervise through various stations.
- Clipboards, worksheets, lunch and event day patches are provided.
- Lunch includes a deli sandwich, cookie and soft drink and/or water. Chips are baked in peanut oil and cookies are not baked at a peanut-free facility. Please bring a picnic blanket and your own seating.
- A Zero Waste Event Challenge will be conducted at lunch.
- Chairs will not be provided at each station but please feel free to bring your own.
- This event is for Cadette Girl Scouts only. Due to the specific badge work, Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts are not eligible.
- By your group’s registration and attendance at this event, you consent to the use of any photos taken for promotional purposes.
- Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The event will be held rain or shine!
- Refunds for this event will not be issued.
- We will make every allowance possible to make this event handicap accessible.
Boy Scout Forestry Merit Badge pre-work: Each Boy Scout is expected to have read the Forestry Merit Badge pamphlet and must have a Blue Card for the Forestry Merit Badge signed by his Scoutmaster prior to arrival at the event. Merit badge pre-work includes the following two requirements which should be brought to the event in writing. A registered merit badge counselor will collect and sign-off on them during the break. (4. a.,b.,c.,d.,e) and (5. a). (Please do your best with this pre-work and bring your questions to the event.)
Thanks to our sponsors:
Georgia Forestry Commission, Trees Plus LTD, Timber Mart South, BTG Pactual, International Forest Company, Forest Investment Associates, Jamestown, 404-CUT-TREE, Michael Kelly, Tom Trembath and Dale Higdon.
And our partners:
Forest Landowners Association, Keep DeKalb Beautiful, Keep Georgia Beautiful, Georgia Forestry Association, Georgia Urban Forest Council, Downey Trees, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Society of American Foresters - Georgia Division.