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'''1'''. The blank US map to show the types of forests is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Workbook]]. - ''p. 262''<br>
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: [http://forestry.about.com/library/tree/bltypdex.htm Forest Types in the US - Map] - [http://nationalatlas.gov/natlas/Natlasstart.asp NationalAtlas.gov] -make a map of Biology-Forest Cover and see the Map Key for details!
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'''2'''. Plant and tree layers of a forest. Label the different layers - ''p. 264''<br>
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'''3'''. Trees - ''pp. 266-7''<br>
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: [http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/Forsite/Idtree.htm Basics of Tree ID] - [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/woodid/index.htm Tree and Wood Identification] - [http://www.naturenet.net/trees/important.htm Why Trees are Important]
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'''4'''. Forest plants - ''p. 268-9''<br>
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'''5'''. Draw a picture showing<br>
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:*How water and minerals in the soil help a tree grow - ''p. 270''<br>
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'''6'''. Tree's growth rings - ''p. 272''<br>
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: [http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/Forsite/tait4.htm Tree Rings] - [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/anatomy/anat05.htm Growth Rings]
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'''7'''. Wood used for building houses - ''p. 273''<br>
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: [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/Products/index.htm Wood Products] - [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/Daily/index.htm Wood in your House]
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'''8'''. Plant 20 forest tree seedlings - ''pp. 273-4''<br>
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: [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/grow/index.htm How a tree grows] - [http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/tree/tree01.htm Tree Planting Tips]
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'''9'''. Wildfires - ''pp. 274-6''<br>
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'''10'''. Urban forestry - ''pp. 276-7''<br>
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*[http://www.cubroundtable.com/assets/pdf-documents/Forester-Activity-Badge-Outline-1.pdf CubRoundtable: Forester 27 page reference guide-382KB)]
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*[http://kismif.org/category/webelos/webelos-activity-badges/forester/ KISMIF: Forester Links]
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*[http://wtsmith.com/rt/webactbadge/forester.html Bill Smith's Webelos Leader Resources: Forester]
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*[http://www.skcbsa.org/buckeye/roundtable/forester.pdf Webelos Roundtable Packet: Forester]
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*[http://www.nps.gov National Park Service]
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*[http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us U.S. Forest Service: Forest Products Laboratory]
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*[http://www.enature.com eNature.com]
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*[http://www.epa.gov U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]
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*[http://www.stateforesters.org National Association of State Foresters]
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*[http://www.treelink.org TreeLink : The Urban Forestry Portal]
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:1. Make a map of the United States. Show the types of forests growing in different parts of the country. Name some kinds of trees that grow in these forests.
 
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:2. Draw a picture to show the plant and tree layers of a forest in your area. Label the different layers. (If you don't live in an area that has forests, choose an area that does and draw a picture of that forest.)
 
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:3. Identify six forest trees common to the area where you live. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. (If you don't live in a region that has forests, read about one type of forest and name six of its trees and their uses.)
 
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:4. Identify six forest plants (other than trees) that are useful to wildlife. Tell which animals use them and for what purposes.
 
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:5. Draw a picture showing:
 
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::*how water and minerals in the soil help a tree grow
 
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::*how the tree uses sunlight to help it grow
 
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:6. Make a poster showing a tree's growth rings or examine the growth rings of a tree stump. Explain how the rings tell its life history.
 
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:7. Collect pieces of three kinds of wood used for building houses. Tell what kinds of wood they are and one place each of them might be used.
 
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:8. Plant 20 forest tree seedlings. Tell how you planted them and what you did to take care of them after planting.
 
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:9. Describe both the benefits and the harm wildfires can cause in a forest ecosystem. Tell how you can prevent wildfire.
 
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:10. Draw your own urban forestry plan for adding trees to a street, yard, or park near your home. Show what types of trees you would like to see planted.
 
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Webelos Scout Forester activity badge (pin) resources include the Forester worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
Forester is a popular Resident Camp Pin.
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The Webelos Forester activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Forestry merit badge(s).


Webelos
Forester
Activity Badge

The Webelos Forester Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.


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Forester requirements

Do five of these:
  1. Make a map of the United States. Show the types of forests growing in different parts of the country. Name some kinds of trees that grow in these forests.
  2. Draw a picture to show the plant and tree layers of a forest in your area. Label the different layers. (If you don't live in an area that has forests, choose an area that does and draw a picture of that forest.)
  3. Identify six forest trees common to the area where you live. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. (If you don't live in a region that has forests, read about one type of forest and name six of its trees and their uses.)
  4. Identify six forest plants (other than trees) that are useful to wildlife. Tell which animals use them and for what purposes.
  5. Draw a picture showing:
    • how water and minerals in the soil help a tree grow
    • how the tree uses sunlight to help it grow
  6. Make a poster showing a tree's growth rings or examine the growth rings of a tree stump. Explain how the rings tell its life history.
  7. Collect pieces of three kinds of wood used for building houses. Tell what kinds of wood they are and one place each of them might be used.
  8. Plant 20 forest tree seedlings. Tell how you planted them and what you did to take care of them after planting.
  9. Describe both the benefits and the harm wildfires can cause in a forest ecosystem. Tell how you can prevent wildfire.
  10. Draw your own urban forestry plan for adding trees to a street, yard, or park near your home. Show what types of trees you would like to see planted.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)

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Worksheet A FREE workbook for Forester is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Requirement resources

1. The blank US map to show the types of forests is in the Forester Workbook. - p. 262

Forest Types in the US - Map - NationalAtlas.gov -make a map of Biology-Forest Cover and see the Map Key for details!

2. Plant and tree layers of a forest. Label the different layers - p. 264
3. Trees - pp. 266-7

Basics of Tree ID - Tree and Wood Identification - Why Trees are Important

4. Forest plants - p. 268-9
5. Draw a picture showing

  • How water and minerals in the soil help a tree grow - p. 270
  • How the tree uses sunlight - p. 271

6. Tree's growth rings - p. 272

Tree Rings - Growth Rings

7. Wood used for building houses - p. 273

Wood Products - Wood in your House

8. Plant 20 forest tree seedlings - pp. 273-4

How a tree grows - Tree Planting Tips

9. Wildfires - pp. 274-6
10. Urban forestry - pp. 276-7

General Resources

Related awards

Outdoor-related awards
Ecology-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal


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