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Name of Event Walk in the Forest for Boy and Girl Scouts-Chattahoochee Chap. of the Society of American Foresters
Date of Event 10/21/2017
Start Time of Event 9:00 AM
End Date of Event 10/21/2017
End Time of Event 3:00 PM
State Georgia
County (if in Georgia) Dekalb  
City Stone Mountain 
Location Stone Mountain Educational Annex 
Location Street Address 6826 James B. Rivers/Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083 
Is it a GFC Event? No  
Is it a Free Event? Yes
Is Registration required? Yes
Registration Deadline 10/13/2017
Contact Person Name Susan Granbery  
Contact Email sgranbery@gfc.state.ga.us  
Contact Phone 678--476-6227  
Website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-in-the-forest-2017-for-webelos-boy-scouts-and-cadette-girl-scouts-tickets-33335369989  
Google Map URL Google Map Link
Comments A Walk in the Forest for Metro-Atlanta Scouts, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-in-the-forest-2017-for-webelos-boy-scouts-and-cadette-girl-scouts-tickets-33335369989, is designed to help Boy Scouts, Webelos and Cadette Girl Scouts meet most of the requirements of the Webelos Elective Adventure: Into the Woods, Forestry Merit Badge or Cadette Trees Badge in one day! Additional Merit Badge and Trees Badge work will be needed to complete the badge.
Scouts are divided into groups with fellow Boy Scouts, Webelos or Cadettes and work with professional foresters at various educational stations to learn about the benefits of trees and forests and the forestry profession.
Educational Stations Include: Tree and Wildlife Identification, Forest Products and Sustainability, Managing a Georgia Forest: Silvicultural Basics, Forest Health, Forest Fire Fighting: Prescribed Burning, Maps and Safety, Urban Forestry, Tree Climbing and Careers in Forestry.
This event is funded by various corporate sponsors and relies heavily on volunteer support from professional foresters, educators, nonprofits and federal, state and local government employees. (SEE LIST BELOW)
A Walk in the Forest for Metro Atlanta Scouts received a prestigious 1st Place National Recognition Award from The House Society of Delegates of the Society of American Foresters, Nov. 2011.
Event Details:
Event gates open at 8 a.m. but the event does not start until 9 a.m. You may arrive early and register, but please be prepared to wait until the 9 a.m. start time. Coffee/breakfast is not provided and there are no vendors on-site.
The Stone Mountain Education Annex is located just outside the west gate entrance to Stone Mountain Park at 6826 James B. Rivers/Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083. You do not need to enter the park.
Check-in (8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.)
Scouts should register as a part of a troop/pack. A parent can complete the registration form, or a leader can register a whole group at one time. If a Scout wants to attend on their own without the rest of their troop, they will be grouped with another troop, and they must be supervised.
All scouts must be accompanied by a Scoutmaster/troop leader/adult to supervise through various stations. Please do not register a Scout without a Leader to accompany them.
Clipboards, worksheets and lunch are provided.
Lunch includes a deli sandwich, cookie and soft drink and/or water. This is not a peanut-free event. Please bring a picnic blanket and your own seating.
Chairs will not be provided at each station but please feel free to bring your own.
This event is for Cadette Girl Scouts only. Due to the specific badge work, Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts are not eligible.
By your group’s registration and attendance at this event, you consent to the use of any photos taken for promotional purposes.
Questions? Email: safwalkintheforest@gmail.com
The event will be held rain or shine!
We will make every allowance possible to make this event handicap accessible.
Boy Scout Forestry Merit Badge work: Each Boy Scout is expected to have read the Forestry Merit Badge (4. a.,b.,c.,d.,e) and (5. a) will not be covered at this event. Contact information can be provided to help fulfill these requirements.
Thanks to our sponsors and our partners:
Society of American Foresters - Chattahoochee Chapter
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Georgia Forestry Commission
Stone Mountain Memorial Association