Ecology & Conservation

Camp Wanocksett contains over 200 acres of prime New England wilderness for Scouts to explore while they learn about the workings of the natural world and our place within it.

Ice Cream Glaciers – Prehistoric land features just aren’t as fun without a little sugar. Come have fun, learn how glaciers once covered the Earth, and stuff your face with that ice cream glacier.

Robot Wars - Come compete against your patrol mates or the ecology staff in Camp Wanocksett’s annual robot KO contest!

Sagi Island Kayak Trip - Visit Sagi Island with the ecology staff, learning about the unique ecosystem of island in the middle of the Thorndike!

Woodsmen Field Day - Be like the first land managers and play some lumberjack games!

Play With Your Food - Discover the chemistry of food, as you make and eat such concoctions as boba and gelatinous yogurt!

Leave-No-Trace – Does everybody know and live the Outdoor Code? A great way to learn how to live it in practice every time you go camping is to learn low impact camping skills. This program stresses not damaging the environment as we use it for our Scouting experience.

Experiment Extravaganza – Flying fire, bombs and rockets, jellied water and dissolving packing peanuts? Come down to the Nature Den for some amazing science demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and loud explosions.

Earn Awards – Spend your week working on conservation projects or just having fun in the Nature Den and you could earn the Golden Acorn award. Your patrol can also work together to earn the Arthur Polanski Patrol Conservation Award

Merit Badge Difficulty Comments

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Archaeology

Moderate  
Chemistry Merit Badge
Chemistry
Moderate  
Environmental Science Merit Badge
Environmental Science
Difficult Two period class

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Forestry

Easy  

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Geology

Easy  

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Mammal Study
(Bonus Badge)

Easy  

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Plant Science

Moderate  


Robotics

Moderate  


Sustainability

Difficult Requirements 2:Water-A, 2:Food-A, 2:Energy-B or C, and 2:Stuff must be completed before camp.

Archaeology Merit Badge 
Soil & Water Conservation

Easy  

 
Space Exploration

Easy Scouts must purchase a kit associated with this badge (approx. $10)