Forester Scout Interest Badge
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- Describe the value of woodlots for providing fuel, fencing and building poles; and the value of forests in protecting soil, building soil fertility, regulating the flow of water, and in wildlife management, and as recreational areas.
- Produce evidence that you have participated in a community woodlot programme under the guidance of the forestry authorities, or in a tree planting programme, and explain from practical experience the following:
- Preparation of the soil
- How and when to plant young trees
- How to water them
- How to tend the areas around them.
- Show that you have a knowledge of the dangers to which trees may be exposed (eg termites and other insects, fire, frost, diseases and animals).
- Discuss methods of combating these dangers
- Show that you have taken part in at least two preventive measures (eg fencing and making a firebreak).
- Assist in the trimming ("coppicing") of trees in a woodlot, using a handaxe; and assist in the clear felling of trees in a woodlot, using a bow saw. OR
- Demonstrate how to use a felling axe in felling and logging up. Use a cross-cut saw and wedges correctly.
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