Monthly Scout Conservation Project Days at Sagamore Hill NHS
Date and Time
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Oyster Bay, NY ? Sagamore Hill will host Scout Conservation Project Days on the third Saturday of the month from March to November. These projects will run from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and will address a variety of park issues from trail maintenance to invasive plant control.
The National Park Service and the Boy Scouts of America are national partners. The Boy Scouts of America require community service for rank advancement. Some ranks specifically require conservation service. Theodore Roosevelt was an early supporter of Scouting, and was declared the Chief Scout Citizen in 1911. TR was also an early supporter of conservation. Having Boy Scouts conduct conservation projects at TR?s home is a natural fit.
Please register each participating Scout at theSagamore Hill Eventbrite page or by calling a staff person at 516-922-4788. Each Conservation Project Day will be limited to 40 Scouts.
Scott Gurney, Park Ranger, Sagamore Hill NHS Send Email
Sagamore Hill to Host Monthly
Scout Conservation Project Days
Participants will be registered as NPS volunteers and receive a certificate attesting to the hours that they worked for their records. Volunteer time on these projects will also count toward the ten hours of service required to earn a Scout Ranger patch.
Some of the projects may include:
·Trail maintenance ·Weed pulling ·Brush removal
·Habitat improvement ·Gardening
·Repair of benches ·Citizen Science
Remember to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work and to bring a lunch. Safety gloves and tools will be provided by Sagamore Hill.