Conservation Weekend

Join us for a weekend event dedicated to conservation and learning. The 2021 Conservation Weekend will be held from Nov. 12 - 14 at Camp Woodruff.

18 Merit Badges will be offered, Scouts will have the opportunity to enroll in up to three (3) merit badges from our dynamic instructors!

This event includes a conservation themed workshop with games and information on how to create, execute and document a conservation project

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Conservation Weekend 2021

Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. Many of the requirements for advancement from Tenderfoot through Eagle Scout rank call for an increasing awareness and understanding of the natural sciences. Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving our environment and protecting it from abuse. Right now Scouts are involved in learning about environmental problems and actively working to make a difference.

Age Restrictions

The conservation weekend committee adheres to the age restrictions put in place on the advice of the merit badge counselors and program director due to some of the course material.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation requested before October 12, 2021 will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.  No refunds are given if a cancellation is requested after October 12, 2021.

Substitutions are not allowed.  If you wish to switch a participant, please cancel the attendee and submit a registration for the new participant.  Fees applied will be based on the registration date.

No-shows, or registrants who do not submit a written explanation for cancellations, will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds cannot be deferred or transferred to other programs.

If you would to volunter for General Staff, Merit Badge Counselor, Camp Commissoiner, please use the staff registration below.

Staff Registration - Register Here

Participant Registration - Register Here


Leave No Trace Trainer

The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize the impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No Trace Trainer. A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may serve as an instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training.

A Scouts BSA or Venturer may take any 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer course from a Leave No Trace Master Educator to qualify for the troop, team, or crew position of responsibility. The BSA is seeking to have one or more BSA-affiliated Master Educators in each council to provide this training. Information on courses available in the local area should be available from the local council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate.


Certified Angler Instructor Training

The Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) Training equips leaders to provide quality fishing programs and activities, teach Scouts how to enjoy fishing and fly fishing, and helps leaders to become confident in their skills as anglers and as instructors. Participants will learn age-appropriate skills and techniques for Scouts and gain an understanding of best practices for sharing their wealth of knowledge. Leaders who take this Course qualify as fishing and fly fishing merit badge counselors.

File Name Description
2020 Hornaday Guidebook Download
2020 Merit Badge Counselor List Download
2021 Event Flyer Download
Merit Badge Prerequisites Download