PATCH PROGRAM CHANGES while we learn at home…
Currently, Virginia students (NOT JUST SCOUTS) can earn FREE patches while at home. Virginia students 3rd grade and above can earn a Soil Expert Patch, and Fourth graders and above can earn a Living in Your Watershed Patch. FREE while supplies last until June 30th. Please visit https://vaswcd.org/scout-patch-program to learn more!
SCOUT PATCH PROGRAM (currently on hold until Sept 1.)
The Scout Patch Program is open to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to further their interest and education in conservation topics. Currently four patches are available. Please click on the patch to view and download the Leadership Guide.
|The Living In Your Watershed patch is designed for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Grade 4, but may be enjoyed by older Scouts as well. Focus is on the region’s watershed, your watershed address, watershed pollution and prevention, and natural vs. manmade resource. Six activities from the Leadership Guide must completed.|
|The Soil Expert patch is designed for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Grade 3 and above. Focus is on the soil types, formation, and conservation.|
|The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Stewardship theme. Poster patches are distributed in December of each year. The LSWCD Poster Contest for 2020 is going on now –click here to learn more.|
|WATERSHED HEALTH LEADER (PATCH COMING SOON) CLICK HERE FOR THE LEADERSHIP GUIDE.||The Watershed Health Leader patch program is for scouts Grade 6 and up. It’s focus is on our local watershed and involves water quality assessment, land use, biology and habitat of your local stream.|