Category Archives: Nature

Make a Swedish Torch For A Warm Campfire on Cool Nights!

At Camp Sayre one of the big debates we hear among the boys (and adults) at the Ax Yard and Outdoor Cooking areas is about campfire construction:  log cabin versus teepee style. Personally I was a DuraFlame Log kind of … Continue reading

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Days Getting Shorter, How About Shadow Animals?!

If you looked at a picture of the earth in space it would look pretty straight floating there, right?  Well, it’s not!  The earth actually tilts in relation to the sun at an angle of about 23 degrees.  The result … Continue reading

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Picking A Perfect Pumpkin -Six Easy Tips

One of the best parts of Fall is picking out the family’s fall pumpkin.  Farms, Fall Festivals and nurseries all offer a wonderful variety of great gourds to choose from.  Here are a few tips to help you make the … Continue reading

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Spider Identification -Who’s That Guy On The Windowsill?

-Great for Nature Merit Badge or Making the Collage in Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop Spider  identification is a fun way to engage your child in the nature around your house and yard.  The next time you see an 8-legged friend, … Continue reading

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Why Do Leaves Change Color In The Fall?

  A great conversation for Boy Scouts earning Environmental Science Merit Badge and Cubs learning about nature.   Chlorophyll gives leaves their green colour and is so dominant it hides the other colours in the leaves.  But in the fall, … Continue reading

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Egg Carton Nature Walk

A Fun Activity for Cub Scout Families   The next time you have an empty egg carton take it with you on a nature hike around your neighborhood. In the bottom of each cup, write a description like hard, smooth, … Continue reading

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