Easter Break Science Trek

Sponsoring Council

Orange County

Award Dimensions

4½“ Diameter

Summary

Participate in a unit outdoor outing over Easter Break that involves camping and/or backpacking and/or sailing/boating, while at the same time working on activity badges, merit badges, Venturing Awards and/or STEM/NOVA Awards Program that involve subjects in the natural and/or physical sciences, engineering and health sciences. Completion of all the requirements during the outing is not necessary.

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Detailed Requirements

EASTER BREAK SCIENCE TREK

This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church), Rancho Santa Margarita, California. This award may be earned by Cub Scouts, Scouts, Sea Scouts and/or Venturers, as well as adult leaders. This is an ideal award for younger Cubs and Scouts to earn during a combined outing.

This award honors Dennis Crockett, MD, FACS, FAAP, who has led many camping and backpacking treks over Easter Break for Scouts while teaching merit badges in the natural and physical sciences.

The patch depicts in Easter pastels the following merit badges from the 12:00 position: Astronomy, Chemistry, Bird Study, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Medicine, Nature, Oceanography, Plant Science, Reptile and Amphibian Study and Weather.


Other merit badges appropriate for this award include Animal Science, Archeology, Composite Materials, Dentistry, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Medicine, Mining in Society, Model Design and Building, Nuclear Science, Robotics, Space Exploration and Veterinary Medicine.


Requirements:

1. Participate in a unit outdoor outing over Easter Break that involves camping and/or backpacking and/or sailing/boating, while at the same time working on activity badges, merit badges, Venturing Awards and/or STEM/NOVA Awards Program that involve subjects in the natural and/or physical sciences, engineering and health sciences. Completion of all the requirements during the outing is not necessary.

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