Girl Scout Conservation Stewardship Requirements

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has shared a long history of conservation stewardship with scouting organizations. Scouts have participated and completed a number of service projects or eagle projects on lands managed by the department. In honor of this commitment to conservation stewardship, and in recognition of the service provided, the DNR - in partnership with the Michigan Boy Scout and Girl Scout Councils - has initiated a Conservation Stewardship Award that scouts can earn.

Depending on the scouting level and program, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn earning awards, badges, pins, try-its, etc. while helping conserve Michigan's natural resources by participating in stewardship activities on state lands. The scouting levels and requirements to earn a stewardship patch or medal and pins are listed below.

Good luck and thank you for your continued efforts.

Requirements are as follows:

Brownie

  1. Earn one of the following
    1. Bugs
    2. Household Elf

  2. Participate in 2 hours of stewardship activity with the Department of Natural Resources

Junior

  1. Earn one of the following
    1. Flowers (with an emphasis on local wild flowers)
    2. Animal Habitats

  2. Participate in 2 hours of stewardship activity with the Department of Natural Resources

Cadette

  1. Earn one of the following:
    1. Trees
    2. Breathe “It’s Your Planet-Love it"

  2. Participate in 4 hours of stewardship activity with the Department of Natural Resources

Senior

  1. Design a program:

    Pick a subject such as Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Endangered Species, or Invasive species. Find out what types of management takes place and how that management occurs.  Plan a visit to a site where management activities take place for your subject.  Learn how you can add your input into Natural Resources management.  Find out about careers in the field you have selected.

  2. Participate in 4 hours of stewardship activity with the Department of Natural Resources

Ambassador

  1. Earn one of the following:

    Public Policy Badge: select an environmental or natural resource issue important to Michigan.
    Water Badge: learning about Great Lakes water issues.

  2. Participate in 4 hours of stewardship activity with the Department of Natural Resources

For more information visit www.michigan.gov/dnrscouting or contact: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Marketing, Education and Technology Division.