Troop 664 North Olmsted OH

Merit Badge Opportunity: Mammal Study

The information below is from the Rocky River Nature Center about the free merit badge program Connor Jones worked with the Metroparks on securing. Great job Connor!

Please fill out and bring the Metroparks waiver with you during scout drop-off.  The waiver is available on our site at this link: . Parents are welcome to stay, but DO NOT need to stay, as long as they have a waiver for your scout.

  • Date: August 12
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
  • Location: Rocky River Nature Center
    24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, OH 44070

We will NOT be covering the following requirement, so if you’d like Blue Card(s) to be signed, please complete the following BEFORE next Saturday:

3(c) From study and reading, write a simple life history of one nongame mammal that lives in your area. Tell how this mammal lived before its habitat was affected in any way by humans. Tell how it reproduces, what it eats, and its natural habitat. Describe its dependency upon plants and other animals (including humans), and how they depend upon it. Tell how it is helpful or harmful to humankind.

Supplies to consider bringing:
  • blue card
  • notebook w/ pencil
  • camera
  • compass
  • water bottle
  • snacks (I’ll have trail bars for the scouts, but they have nuts and gluten)
  • insect repellant
  • rain coat
  • hiking boots or old shoes (no open-toed footwear)
*Please spread the word about the workshop, as we’ve only three registered thus far. Here’s the link for sharing: