Scouts will earn the Forestry Merit Badge and earn 1 community service hour.

Each scout will be planting bare-root tree seedlings.
Participating Life Scouts will satisfy their rank requirement of 1 conservation hour.

A certificate will be issued to each Scout completing the Academy.

NOTE: Trees will have been purchased/ordered for each participating Scout. It is important that registered Scouts arrive and participate in the Academy.

This Academy is available to all Scouts BSA, Webelos, and Family.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013

(Scouts will be scheduled to come in small groups at various times)


Scouts must view the video below and complete the Merit Badge Workbook as a requirement. The workbook must be filled out, printed, and brought with the Scout to fully complete the badge.

Camp Safety
Face Masks are required.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Lynn Houston at or (816) 885-7682.

Space is limited to 40 scouts per time slot.

We are at capacity for this event.
If you are still interested, please contact Lynn Houston to be placed on a waiting list.

Merit Badge Completion Workbook Watch Prerequisite Video




Due to construction at the Truman Library, this event is postponed until further notice. Look for details upon
re-opening of the library.