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So, you are shying away from nature because you are not familiar with it. Look at it this way. Your Troop is ready to learn it, you are a member of the Troop, so why shouldn't you learn it with your boys? Confess your lack of knowledge, if it seems necessary, but keep on learning, and you will go up in the estimation of your Scouts. Are you, on the other hand, a master of the subject, looking forward to closer companionship with your Scouts in fields, on hikes and in camp? Then hesitate before you give too freely from your fund of information. View each nature specimen with the eyes of a beginner, and speak to your Scouts from that standpoint. Learning with their Scoutmaster will be much more fun than learning from him.

Suggestions for More Uses of Nature Scout Ways

In Troop meetings, try to use games that teach. Limit games which provide recreation but add nothing to a Scout's knowledge, and fail to stimulate him to study and observe further. For example, jumbled word puzzles, charades, naming contests, etc., which have a place in summer camps as rainy day activities for reviewing nature subjects, are fun for Scouts who already know nature, but they are of little value to novices.

Planning a Troops Nature Program

This program, should have two parts: (1) indoor activity to prepare for (2) field study and observation and outdoor projects. Each Troop must plan its own program to fit its environment. It is easier to plan a program for a new Troop composed largely of Tenderfoot Scouts. Subjects for Second Class Rank include: mammals, reptiles, fish, birds; for First Class, trees, shrubs and edible plants. Naturally, all of these subjects cannot be covered in four indoor meetings, accordingly a two-month minimum program is recommended. Bear in mind that the indoor program is intended to stimulate Scouts to carry on out-of-doors, either on their own or with their Patrols.

Getting Acquainted Mammals
Guess My Name
Indoor Study Reptlies
Study of Birds
ID Birds by Pictures

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