Dover Dam Weekend - 2018
Join us at Camp Tuscazoar's 31st annual
Dover Dam Weekend
May 4-6 for Plant Science Merit Badge
Scouts know plants!
But beyond identifying plants, how well do scouts know plants? Think about it. What do they really know? Here’s a chance to take that relationship with plants to a whole new level! Scouts will learn what’s needed for plants to thrive. How to identity parts of a flower. The importance of photosynthesis. The critical need for honeybees and other pollinating insects. How to propagate seeds, roots, cuttings, tubers, and grafting. Do a field study. Know the good plants from the invaders in the local ecosystem.
The 2018 Dover Dam weekend will broaden scouts’ appreciation and understanding of nature, and how scouts can help add to the health of plants and our environment. University of Akron biology professor Dr. Randy Mitchell will be our keynote presenter. He’s been active in science projects that directly involve laypeople; worked on the Ohio Bee Atlas; and, served as an Eagle Scout project advisor at Bath Nature Preserve.
Hey Unit Advisor & parents! If we’re really going to appreciate the nature that surrounds us, if we’re going to be good stewards now, and for generations to come, we need to be able to do more than distinguish between an American & English plantain for summer camp honors nature requirement. Here’s a chance to begin that broader journey.
Cubs & Webelos are welcome too. If requested, we’ll review requirements at all their levels, figure out how the program meshes with those requirements, and then slot your unit into the appropriate sessions.
And since this is Dover Dam Weekend, you will also have the chance to go inside a real dam! Throw in a commemorative patch, a great dinner and an old-fashioned campfire and it makes for one great weekend.
Pre-registration is required for both camping & program!