SCOUTS - Be Prepared


The Scout must complete these six requirements.

  1. Be able to identify at least eight common types of tree growing in their area, including deciduous and coniferous.
  2. Know how to identify trees using the identification keys.
  3. Prepare soil and successfully transplant a young tree.
  4. Understand the management of both natural woodland and commercial forestry. Know some of the dangers to which these areas may be exposed, for example, frost, fire and animals.
  5. Know how to select, use and care for appropriate equipment, and the safety issues involved.
  6. Know how to fell and trim out a tree or know the principles of laying a hedge.