MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 29, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are joining forces to help educate Scouts about the importance of waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Ducks Unlimited is now the official conservation sponsor of the BSA for wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
Conservation has been woven into the fabric of Boy Scouts of America since its founding in 1910. The BSA is committed to teaching youth about wildlife and wetland conservation, as demonstrated by a number of youth awards like the William T. Hornaday Awards, the World Conservation Awards and merit badges like the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge and Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge.
The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited is dedicated to conserving wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
As like-minded organizations, Ducks Unlimited and the BSA believe our visions for conservation will strengthen the opportunity for youth who are interested in learning more about conserving our wetlands and building a better tomorrow.
As part of this exciting relationship, the Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex at the Summit in West Virginia will unveil a waterfowl conservation story video and showcase a waterfowl and wetlands conservation education exhibit that will include a corresponding sculpture in the Sportsman’s Plaza.
Additionally, Ducks Unlimited will furnish a unique Hero in Conservation profile of a Ducks Unlimited volunteer who was or is involved in Scouting to highlight leaders who support Scouting and conservation.
Keep an eye out for these events at Summit Bechtel Reserve’s Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex in the next few months and through spring 2019.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.