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Soil & Water Conservation

LA Lone Scouts Mandarin Social Adventurers

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Soil & Water Conservation

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Per Scout BSA (6th-12th grade)
Price listed includes (a) Tanaka Farmers Workshop, and (b) Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge Workshop.
15 Tickets May 15, 2019 $35.00 $3.77
Adult (21+) with BSA YPT
Price listed is for (a) Tanaka Farmers Workshop. Adults must bring proof of BSA YPT either a paper copy or saved on phone to show LA Lone Scout Counselor at Check-In.
5 Tickets Not Started $35.00 $3.77

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Come join LA Lone Scouts to work on the Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge as described below:

  • Junior Farmers Workshop at Tanaka Farms: This 2.5-hour long workshop gives participants a deeper understanding of how crops grow here at Tanaka Farms. With modules on soil conditioning, plant biology and irrigation (with handouts from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom), hydroponics, composting, and pesticide use. This tour is held rain or shine and focuses on the science of farming.

Scouts BSA will need to complete Requirement #7 either as a prerequisite (by June 1 for a signed blue card) or a postrequisite (receive Signed blue card in the US Mail after sending work in after June 9) in their notebook or using the merit badge worksheet to record and organize notes per the resources posted below.



Open to SCOUTS BSA from any Troop/Council, regardless of rank or gender, who are (a) at least 12 years old by 06/30/19, and/or (b) in Grades 6-12 for the current school year of 2018-2019.



Scouts BSA (Grades 6-12): Sign Up ONE SCOUT at a time using his/her First-and-Last-Name in the Eventbrite RSVP with the Scout’s parent email address. 

Please use the email address that will be checked at least once between 4/15/19 - 5/31/19 on behalf of your Scout.

Adults (21+ years old) planning to join this event must be either (a) BSA Adult Leaders, or (b) Parents/Relatives with BSA YPT.


Scouts BSA - please use a notebook or the merit badge worksheet to organize your notes for

Requirement 7:  Do TWO of the following:



1) Scouts BSA can attend in either (a) Class A Field uniform, or (b) Class B + Neckerchief, with closed toed and closed heeled shoes that can get muddy.

2) Scouts BSA will read the Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge Book (available at the Scout Shop or cover to cover by June 1 and bring the following to class:

3) Accompanying Adults must be either parents/guardians of Scouts, and/or BSA adult leaders. Adults need to bring water bottle + snacks + money for lunch + money for souvenirs.

4) Travel from wherever you are and Tanaka Farms is your responsibility.

5) Parking is FREE inside the Tanaka Farms’ Parking Lot. Please read signs and do not park in adjacent lots or your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.

6) NO REFUNDS unless canceled due to earthquake or fire. This event will take place as scheduled, rain or shine.

7) The Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge is an option for the Let It Grow!Splash!Harris Bronze Supernova and Edison Silver Supernova STEM Nova Awards. The Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge is required for the National Outdoor Badge for Conservation.


09:00 AM - Arrive to Tanaka Farms Visitors Parking.

09:15 AM - Check In + Tanaka Farmers Workshop 

12:00 PM - Lunch at Tanaka Grill

01:00 PM - Soil & Water Conservation Discussion

02:00 PM - Check Out /Blue Cards

02:30 PM - Optional/On Your Own Last Strawberry Tour of the Day

05:00 PM - Tanaka Farms Closed.


Have questions about Soil & Water Conservation? Contact LA Lone Scouts Mandarin Social Adventurers

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Tanaka Farms
5380 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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LA Lone Scouts Mandarin Social Adventurers

LA Lone Scouts are registered directly with the Western Los Angeles County Council (WLACC) of the Boy Scouts of America. LA Lone Scouts consists of one Lone Scout Counselor (similar to Scoutmaster) and 3-5 Lone Scouts (youth 12-17 years old). We are NOT a business. We are NOT a school. We are ONE ADULT VOLUNTEER + Three TEENAGERS = no scholarships for other scouts to join us on our outings...we fundraise for our own teenagers to go on scout events.

Mandarin Social Adventurers is a Parent-run club for families with children from 6-18 years old who enjoy going to places regardless of school choice (traditional, public, private, charter, Homeschool, etc.). Our adventures are (1) FUN and (2) related to one or more of the following disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, and Mandarin!

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