Joyce Lindsay of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge awarded the Wolf Scouts of Pack 1 in Lewes the Junior Refuge Manager badge March 10 for completing required tasks such as identifying trees and observing wildlife along the boardwalk trail.
The members of Pack 1 hiked approximately three miles along the Blue Goose and Black Farm trails.
The Junior Refuge Manager Program is an activity for youths, ages 5-13, to complete a booklet while touring the Refuge with their family. The booklet, certificate, and badge are free of charge. Alone, or with the help of a family member, the youngster must complete the assignments in the booklet to obtain his/her badge and certificate. Activities in the booklet are age appropriate and clearly marked. Topics include: endangered species, trees, wetlands, track identification, and a scavenger hunt. With the completion of the booklet, the youngster can obtain his/her badge and certificate to become an official Junior Refuge Manager.
To find if your closest refuge has such a program, visit http://www.fws.gov/refuges/.
"Careers: Be a Refuge Manager" and "Junior Refuge Manager Programs"