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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title T298 Bird Study & Reptile/Amphibian Study Workshops
Location Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), 201 East Jones Street, Lewisville, TX 75029  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/9/2019 9:30 11/9/2019 3:00
Open for Registration Last day to Register
10/15/2019   11/8/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
2 $20.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Circle Ten Iron Horse Troop 298

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Event: T298 Bird Study & Reptile/Amphibian Study Merit Badge Workshops at LLELA

Event Date: November 9, 2019

Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM for Bird Study and 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM for Reptile/Amphibian Study

Cost: $10 per merit badge

Place: Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

Address: 201 East Jones Street, Lewisville, TX 75029

Contact Troop298: (214) 883-8771 or

Contact LLELA: (469) 635-5481 or (Lisa Cole)

Registration here:



The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) will be conducting two merit badge workshops for  scouts on November 9th, 2019. The workshops are limited to the first 20 scouts who signed up. The merit badge workshops are:

Bird Study - from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM,

a 30-minute brown-bag lunch break from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, and then

Reptile/Amphibian Study - from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Link to the materials:

Bird Study -

Reptile/Amphibian Study

For Bird Study, we can accomplish almost all requirements during the workshop except Reqs 5 and 9:

Requirement 5: …Prepare a field notebook. (This workshop includes materials to prepare your Field Notebook.)

“…Observe and be able to identify at least 20 species of wild birds….” LLELA can’t control the number of species that you will be observing that day, so this requirement may be completed pre- and/or post-work. You can do the observation in your backyard with a bird guide (can borrow a copy from the library) or by attending the Heard Museum guided Bird Walks, which starts at 8:00 AM sharp the Second Saturday of each month from September to June. You will learn Bird Spotting and Identification techniques, which will help complete Requirement #5. The bird walk is free, but there is a general admission cost to the museum.

Requirement 9: asks the scouts to put a bird feed, bird bath, or habitat in their backyard. This is on your own.

For Reptile/Amphibian Study, you will need to do Requirement #8 on your own. Scouts either maintain a reptile or amphibian for a month or observe one weekly at a zoo or nature center for three months.

The program fee will be $10 per merit badge and there may be a $5 parking fee (to be paid at the gate) depending on whether the parent plans to stay for the workshops. Please let us know whether you plan for a drop-off so that we will have a count for the gate attendant to let you through without fees.

Other information from LLELA:

• Scouts may not be able to join the group after the workshop has already started, so please arrive on time and plan to stay for the entire workshop.

• Each Student will need a bottle of water, a sack lunch, and a name tag (I have your name tag). Sweet drinks such as sodas and sports drinks can attract wasps and bees and do not hydrate as well as water. We recommend that students, teachers, and parents bring water as their only drink.

• Students need to be properly dressed for both the weather and full participation in outdoor activities. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required (even in warm weather) as protection from poison ivy, thorns, and biting insects. Apply sunscreen and insect repellent before leaving your house.

• LLELA is a wildlife management area. Students must be respectful of the animals and plants here at all times. We support “leave no trace” principles—no littering, no collecting of natural objects, staying on the trail when possible, etc.

• If something unexpected comes up or if there is a weather-related issue, call the LLELA Education Coordinator at 214-587-6115 (cell) any time after 6:30 a.m.


Counselor Information

Scouts should come with a  prepared blue card. 

The counselor signing the blue card is Lisa Cole of LLELA.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

To Register, please complete the form at this link and pay via PayPal (Friends and Family option only)

Payment Instructions for the Unit

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Directions to the Event

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Release Information
Feel free to contact me with any questions:

Audrey Wade

T298 MB Coordinator


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