Under the awesome instruction of our forester, Troop 60 Scouts learned about erosion and the importance of living root systems to soil retention–one of the reasons clear cutting can have significant consequences to soil loss, for example. They completed Environmental Science requirement 3.d.1:
Scouts then chose two outdoor study areas with different types of ecosystems and counted the number of species in 4-square-yard plots to determine the biodiversity in each as the first step of requirement 4.
Finally, we discussed this Saturday’s hike. Participants should meet in the parking lot at 9:00 Saturday and pack water, a sandwich/lunch/snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and wear appropriate shoes for an 8 mile hike. Parents will need to sign waivers before departure and we could use more adult volunteers.