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With the relatively new conservation-specific projects required for Boy Scout advancement, I'm curious what kinds of projects your Scouts are getting into. As a conservation professional, I have been approached in the past by Scouting units looking for ideas. So I'm hoping you could share some successes from your respective units. Also, I'm starting to feel the gears spin in my head regarding the 50th anniversary of Project SOAR (Save Our Air and Resources). Not sure if BSA is looking to commemorate that anniversary, but I think it would be pretty fantastic to resurrect it and re-focus our efforts on cleaning up waterways and planting trees.
The new Life req's require that 3 of the 6 hours are "conservation related." Obviously stuff like picking up litter, planting trees, etc is ok. But how much latitude are you SM's out there allowing here (I'm looking for suggestions, not an official rule). Volunteering at a nature center? Volunteering at an animal shelter? A recycling center? I'm tending to want to cast a broad net here, but not get too far out of line.