Into the Woods

Webelos Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Trees and plants are important parts of our life on earth. In this adventure, you will have the opportunity to discover more about the plants and trees in your community by exploring your area on a hike, and you will investigate how plants and animals are important to helping our environment (and us!) stay healthy.


Rationale for Adventure

Learn basic identification of plants and trees in our world and how they differ by location. Learn about our ecosystem and the importance of conserving our natural resources.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

Do all of these:

  1. Identify three different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
  2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
  3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
  4. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.
  5. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.
  6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood.
  7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.