Scout Day at Arbor Day Farm is
Oct. 11, 2014 - rain or shine.
Back by popular demand: it's Scout Day at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City.
Arbor Day Farm is a great place for scouts of all ages to explore, learn, and earn badges, and a variety of facilitated and self-guided badge
workshops are available FREE with your Tree Adventure admission on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Scout Day Guided Activities Include:
Tree Sleuth — Using a Tree Identification Guide, learn to identify trees by their leaves, bark, and fruit.
Then take to the trails and see what trees are growing at Arbor Day Farm.
- Tree Sleuth activity qualifies for the following badges: Webelos Forester Badge, Boy Scout Forestry Merit Badge, Cadette Trees Badge
Owl Pellet Dissection — Can you determine what the owl ate? Dissect an owl pellet and identify skulls, teeth, and other
bones to determine what — or who! — the owl had for dinner.
- Owl Pellet activity qualifies for the following badge: Junior Animal Habitats Badge
Unnatural Hike — Use your keen observation skills to find items that do not belong in nature.
Search high and low for 20 hidden, “unnatural” items along the South Table Creek Trail.
- Unnatural Hike activity qualifies for the following badge: Brownie Senses Badge
Nature: Fact or Fiction — Some of the most common claims about animals in nature are not actually true ... or are they?
Learn the truth from fiction as you become a mythbuster of nature.
- Fact or Fiction activity qualifies for the following badges: Tiger Cub Scout Electives; Bear Scout Country Achievements, Junior Animals Badge
Five-Minute Ice Cream — With just a few ingredients, a Ziploc bag, and five minutes of your time, you can make your very own ice cream.
- Five-Minute Ice Cream activity — no badges, just fun.
Discovery Rides: Climb aboard the Discovery Ride for a guided journey into the orchards and forest. Watch and listen as Nature Interpreters share conservation practices and fun historical trivia. Rides depart hourly from 11am — 3pm; additional admission required for the Discovery Ride.
Preservation Orchard: This collection of rare apple trees is an Arbor Day Farm exclusive. Find an assortment of apples that are no longer commercially available; you‘ll be amazed at their color, shape, and interesting histories.
Self-Guided Activities Available for the following badges:
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award • Tiger Cub Scout Let‘s Go Outdoors Requirement and other Electives • Bear Cub Scout Country Achievements • Bear Cub Scout Family Achievements • Bear Cub Scout Electives • Webelos Forester Badge • Webelos Naturalist Badge • Boy Scout Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge • Boy Scout Plant Science Merit Badge • Boy Scout Mammal Study Merit Badge • Boy Scout Nature Merit Badge • Boy Scout Forestry Merit Badge • Daisy Clover Award • Daisy It‘s Your Planet — Love It! Journey • Brownie Bug Badge • Brownie Hiker Badge • Brownie Senses Badge • Junior Animal Habitats Badge • Junior Flowers Badge • Cadette Trees Badge
We look forward to seeing your troop on Scout Day!
To reserve space for your scouts, please let us know in advance.
Call (402) 873-8757 or email us.