Scouts earn conservation badge

The 1st Wye Marsh Scouts troop and the Georgian Bay Bassmasters of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Nation teamed up to learn about conservation.

In the hopes of helping the scouts earned their World Conservation badge, the club picked invasive topics for the boys to research and arranged a night to present what they had learned. Club members judged each presentation and presented the winner with a fishing rod and the other scouts with gift cards to a local restaurant.

"I picked a few invasive species topics and gave each child one to do a project on," explained Janice Ferris. "We arranged an evening that the scouts would present their projects in front of their peers. They all did a great job! The learning was not only the research that they did independently but the knowledge that was shared."

The Georgian Bay Bassmasters and 1st Wye Marsh Scouts spent six hours on this project.


This article is part of the Conservation Education segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.