You work hard to preserve America's freedoms and national resources for your kids to enjoy, but there's always a next step: Creating the next generation of conservationists, who will do the same for their kids. Towards that laudable end, Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are teaming up to help educate Scouts about the importance of waterfowl and wetlands conservation...in fact, DU has taken on the mantle of official conservation sponsor of the BSA for waterfowl and wetlands conservation.
It's an intuitive match. Conservation has been part of the bedrock values of BSA since its founding in 1910; a mere 27 years later, DU joined the fray with its motto of "Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever." The BSA is committed to teaching youth about wildlife and wetland conservation, as demonstrated by a number of youth awards like the William T. Hornaday Awards, the World Conservation Awards, and merit badges like the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge and Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge.
As like-minded organizations, DU and the BSA look forward to strengthening the opportunities for youth who are interested in learning more about conserving our wetlands and building a better tomorrow.
As part of this exciting relationship, the Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex at the Summit in West Virginia will unveil a waterfowl conservation story video and showcase a waterfowl and wetlands conservation education exhibit that will include a corresponding sculpture in the Sportsman’s Plaza. Additionally, Ducks Unlimited will furnish a unique Hero in Conservation profile of a Ducks Unlimited volunteer who was or is involved in Scouting to highlight leaders who support Scouting and conservation.
Lead image courtesy Ducks Unlimited's Facebook page.