Nature (Conservation/Ecology)

Camp Barton's wooded setting between two gorges along the shore of beautiful Cayuga Lake offers a great opportunity for Nature study (officially "Conservation/Ecology", but that's sure a mouthful!). Birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of all kinds can be found in Barton's hills, woods, fields and streams.

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The Camp Barton Nature Trail will take you around the camp, and the dark skies far from cities are full of stars (well, when they're not full of clouds - this IS upstate New York, after all). The area's resources only add to the experience - for Bird Study, we're just a short drive from the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at the head of Cayuga Lake or the internationally known Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University; for Geology, there's fossil hunting not at Portland Point across the lake; for Environmental Science, there are varied habitats of all kinds.

Barton offers the following Conservation/Ecology merit badges:

  • Archeology
  • Astronomy *(3a,3b)
  • Bird Study *(7)
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature *(5)
  • Oceanography
  • Plant Science
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration
  • Weather

* Requirements in parenthesis cannot be earned at camp. Scouts are encouraged to complete these requirements before camp, and to bring a note from their parents or other proof of completion.

 

Baden-Powell Council - Camp Barton, BSA

  • By mail: 
    • Council Office: Baden-Powell Council, BSA - 2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901
    • During the camp season: Camp Barton, BSA - 9640 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
  • By phone: 
    • Council Office:  - (607) 648-7888 - 877-674-8876 (toll free) 
    • Fax: (607) 648-7895
    • Camp phone: (607) 387-9250
  • By E-mail: 

 

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