|Scouts and the DNR: A Long Tradition of Conservation Collaboration Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are among the oldest of the Department of Natural Resources partners in improving habitat and air and water quality, and supporting outdoor recreation activities. The Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010; the Girl Scouts' centennial follows closely in 2012. Conservation projects completed by scouts, and supported by the DNR, have touched the lives of Michigan's citizens in many different ways over the years. As important as these service projects is the organizations' commitment to getting kids outdoors. The DNR congratulates and thanks the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for their untold hours of service and their commitment to our state's natural resources. We look forward to another 100 years of partnership.
• Conservation Stewardship Awards To honor scouts who make a commitment to participating with the DNR in stewardship of Michigan's natural resources, we have created a Conservation Stewardship Award. By completing activities and other scout achievements and providing conservation stewardship service hours through the department, younger scouts can earn a Conservation Stewardship patch and older scouts are eligible to earn a Stewardship medal. Older scouts are also eligible to receive additional pins to attach to the medal.
• For more information on the DNR Conservation Stewardship Awards Contact Ray Rustem at 517-373-2457, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Michigan Scouts Earn DNR Stewardship Awards Here's a list of Michigan Scouts who worked with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and in doing so were honored with various medals, patches, and pins.
• Service Projects for Scouts Here's a list of service projects that your troop, pack or den may want to adopt. Some may be appropriate for Boy Scout Eagle or Girl Scout Gold awards. The list includes the name and location of the project, age range for participants, approximate number of work hours to complete, best season to participate and a DNR contact.
• Share your Projects We would like to hear and share information about your conservation stewardship projects. Updated 10/02/12.
• Explore Opportunities the DNR Offers Links to more information about ways scouts can learn about and enjoy Michigan's natural resources and heritage.
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