Conservation Committee   

What is the Conservation Committee? 
An active committee of the Patriot's Path Council composed of both  scouters and non-scouters from Morris, Sussex , Union, and parts of Middlesex  counties.
Committee members may join to help on all committee projects or may volunteer for participation in selected committee projects or programs such as Forestry Stewardship, Outdoor LNT, or Cub and Scout program enhancement .
New members are welcome. Contact us through the committee chairman Dick   Plambeck
Our  Objectives: 
To promote the principles of conservation to the scouts and scouters in the Council, through education, programs, and advancement opportunities, and to work with the Properties and Camping Committees, to promote healthy and respectful practices of stewardship and conservation on the Council properties.
Projects:      1. Organize and run Cub Scout  environmental activities.
                             Nature Day and Cub Scout Camporees can provide  one-day  family oriented outdoor  experiences that  
promote  the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment and skills needed to protect and improve our  environment. Another goal these  activities  is to promote Cub Scout and Webelos advancement as well as Webelos transition.
2. Promote advancement opportunities to scouts and leaders .
            The committee promotes conservation related awards  for individual Scouts and units.
3. Promote Leave No Trace Principles  through  BSA Outdoor Ethics.
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly (Pack It In, Pack It  Out)                                     
4. Leave What You Find. Minimize Site Alterations
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
4. Promote conservation projects and programs on council properties.
5. Monitor environmental status of council properties.
            Forest health, lake water quality, trails maintenance, historical
6. Work with Properties Committee and camps on meeting the objectives set   
            forth in the Forestry Stewardship plans for the 3 council camps.
7. Enhance camp summer program areas including Scout experiences in
            nature and environmentally  related merit badges .
8. Promote committee programs, projects, and goals at council events
            including  Council Tradeshow, University of Scouting, and District Roundtables.
9. Develop links with community resources, such as county parks commissions 
and local trails clubs for program help and trails marking and   maintenance.
                        10. Promote the Patriot's Path Council STEM  activities and programs.
                        11. Promote environmental knowledge and awareness through the L.D.R. summer program.