Bird Study Merit Badge Day
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Suggested Countdown to Your Event

-180 Days
Identify Instructors and Bird Study Merit Badge Counselors.
Select date based on local bird walks and BSA Council calendar.
Schedule use of classroom, preferably at a nature center.
Determine the forty locally abundant birds for the Scouts to pre-study.

-160 Days
Send flyer to Boy Scout Councils for distribution to Scout Troops.

-120 Days
Post flyers in Nature Centers, etc, Audubon Newsletters, etc.
Council sends flyers to Scout Troops.

-90 Days
Make brief presentation at local Scout Roundtable (monthly meeting of local Scoutmasters)

-30 Days
Confirm instructors, presentation materials and center still available.

0 Days
Conduct event

+14 Days
Participate in supplemental regular bird walk, sign merit badge application cards.

+ 30 Days
Evaluate event, make plans for next year.
Send us an e-mail describing the date and location of your event and number of Scouts who attended.

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