Scouts will learn about chemical reactions, build a Cartesian diver, and learn about uses of chemicals in commercial and industrial uses. Requirements 2 and 4 must be completed at home.
Scouts will learn how we generate, transmit, and use electricity. Requirements 2,8, and 9A must be completed at home.
Recommended Age: 14
Scouts will learn about ecosystems and how animals and plants play an equal role in maintaining the delicate balance of nature. We will conduct experiments to demonstrate the greenhouse effect, how the removal of vegetation affects water runoff as well as others. Scouts should make sure to bring a writing utensil and paper
Fish and Wildlife Management
Scouts will learn about conservation techniques for natural resources such as responsible use of land and protection of wildlife. The course will also cover hunting and fishing laws, and ways that individuals can make a difference in the world through conservation.
Scouts will explore the study of the earth. Learn about volcanoes, fossils, rocks and minerals here on planet Earth.
Scouts will practice techniques to study mammals in the wild. They will learn how to identify footprints left by mammals, how populations influence others, and how the animal kingdom is classified. They will also participate in a project to build a habitat for mammals.
Pulp and Paper
Required Age: 12
This class will cover the history of papermaking, how paper is made, and how paper products are used in our society. The highlight of the week is a trip to the Blue Ridge Paper mill in Canton, NC. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required for this trip. The age limit is based on Paper mill rules. Scouts under 12 cannot complete the merit badge.
Reptile and Amphibian Study
This session will cover the habits of and differences between reptiles and amphibians. In addition to learning the role these animals play in our ecosystem, Scouts will learn how to identify different types of reptiles and amphibians. Requirement 8 must be completed outside of camp.
Soil and Water Conservation
Scouts will learn how to preserve natural resources and how to lessen their impact on the ecosystem by learning how to prevent erosion. They will participate in an erosion control project during the week to allow them to observe erosion control in action.
Scouts will explore the science and career opportunities of ocean-based research. Learn about ocean currents and the ecosystems that make up over 70% of the earth’s surface. Requirement 8 may not be able to be completed at camp.