Conservation on the Ground -
Boy Scout Merit Badge Seminar
Monroe County by Amy Bell, District Conservationist, Monroeville, AL
As chartered by the Congress of the
United States, the Boy Scouts of
America is a movement dedicated to
supplementing and enlarging the
education of youth. The merit badge
program, which provides
opportunities for youth to explore
more than 100 fields of skill and
knowledge, plays a key role in the
fulfillment of this educational
The Monroe County Forestry
Committee sponsored a Boy Scout
Merit Badge Seminar on
April 26, 2003, at Little River State Park in Monroe County. Thirty Boy Scouts
spent the day earning their merit badge
in Soil and Water Conservation. The
scouts planted 100 oak trees, studied a
soil survey report, and learned about
conservation practices to meet the
Amy Bell, District Conservationist, Monroe Field Office,
and Jennings Warn, Earth Team Volunteer, teach
Boy Scouts about water pollution.
A total of 170 Boy Scouts attended the
seminar earning badges in nature, fish
and wildlife, pulp and paper, forestry,
and soil and water conservation.
Boy Scouts plant sawtooth oaks.
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