Please Note:Due to high demand for school trips, space is limited. As a result a $50 nonrefundable deposit for each class attending the school trip is required at the time of booking.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout who gets to this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. For many boy scouts attaining this rank requires them to create and carry out a project of great depth and scope. The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of any religious institution, any school, or his community. Here at APEC we have been facilitating these Boy Scout activities for many years. Some of the past projects included the following:
• Build bridges
• Renovate picnic tables
• Remove invasive plants
• Renovate/build trails
• Put up bat & bluebird houses, wood duck nests
• Reopen trails
• Maintain old trails
• Plant native trees/shrubs in our forests
• Build habitats for animals
• Litter clean-up
• Create vegetable gardens
All Eagle Scouts interested in carrying out a project in our park are invited to call the scout coordinator at 718-229-4000 ext. 202 to discuss possible project ideas in the park. All projects that have been approved are expected to be carried through to completion. APEC will not be responsible for providing materials for any approved projects. We are simply responsible for facilitating the project and signing off at its completion.
Without the work and dedication of all the eagle scouts over the many years APEC would not be able to function as effectively or be as aesthetically pleasing as it is now. APEC salutes Eagle Scouts!
Click here to see some images of previous Eagle Scout projects completed here.
APEC offers a great opportunity for scout groups to achieve their badges and become exposed to environmental topics in a very hands-on and unique manner. Crafts, realia, animal time and a hike are major components of most of our scout programs. Programs offered can be placed in three main categories: Badge programs, general programs or merit badges.
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These programs are specifically geared towards helping the scouts to fulfill a specific badge or achievement. There is a lesson, activities to reinforce the lesson, if required we will also bring out specific animals, and then we conclude the program with a hike through the park. (Materials fee may apply). Duration: 1 ½ hours
These programs are geared towards scout groups simply being exposed to animals and the natural environment in a general way. Scout groups will meet some of our animals during the first half of the program and then conclude their program with a hike through the park. Duration: 1 hours
Merit Badge programs
For the older scouts who have to become immersed in scientific information at a higher level. This intensive program seeks to cover all the information required to make the scouts very knowledgeable on a specific environmental topic. The program involves an interactive PowerPoint presentation, a merit badge worksheet, activities to reinforce the topic, and if required a brief animal time. Duration: 2 hours