Trees: Identify and
describe any fifteen trees in such a way as to
assure future recognition:
500 In Summer.
501 In Winter.
502 Ten additional trees.
503 Plant properly five
trees at least one foot high where they are
504 Flowers: Identify and
describe twenty wild flowers.
505 Identify and describe
fifteen additional wild flowers.
506 Ferns: Identify and
describe ten ferns.
507 Grasses: Identify and
describe ten grasses.
508 Mosses: Identify and
describe ten mosses.
509 Birds: Identify and
describe twenty wild birds.
510 Identify and describe
fifteen additional wild birds.
511 Erect a bird box and
have it used.
512 Tell the value of two
birds to man from personal observations and
513 Keep notes from personal
observation of the raising of a family of birds.
514 Have a "lunch
counter" used by at least four kinds of
515 Butterflies: Identify
and describe ten butterflies.
516 Moths: Identify and
describe ten moths.
517 Stars: Know the planets
and seven constellations and their stories.
518 Tramp Lore: Make a
satisfactory note book from your own observations
while on tramps. This may be on stones, birds,
trees, streams, erosion of the earth, or habits
519 Garden: Do all the work
in a successful garden. This may be for use or
beauty, or both.
520 Keep written records of
completion of different divisions of work and
financial account of expenses.
521 Write history of garden
at end of season, not less than 1500 words.
522 Identify ten common
weeds; tell how to remove and eradicate them.
523 Identify ten harmful
garden bugs and insects, and tell how to combat
524 Raise flowers or
vegetables in accordance with modern principles,
getting cash results, e. g., violets,
strawberries, celery, mushrooms.
525 Have a successful window
garden properly balanced in color or a garden
furnishing garnishing for the table. Practical
results must be secured.
526 Raise a crop of sweet
corn, popcorn, or potatoes.
527 Make a record of
processes, history of growth, cost, gain, or
528 Raise at least two
vegetables: Make note book record of growth and
529 Can, pickle, and
preserve the product to an amount of two quarts
canned, two quarts pickled and two quarts
experimental gardening as follows:
530 (a) Plant a plot with
seed treated with bacteria solution and another
plot with seed not so treated. Record results as
to amount of crop, size of product, taste and
531 (b) Plant a plot with
pedigreed seeds and another plot with unpedigreed
seeds. Record results.
532 (c) Plant two plots.
Treat one by dry farming methods, and the other
by usual methods. Record results.
533 (d) Make tests of the
value of irrigation.
534 Distinguish eight
varieties of apples, and tell the good and weak
points of each.
535 Be a member of a Corn
and Tomato Canning Club, canning two dozen quart
jars of products raised yourself. (For
information write the Department of Agriculture
at Washington, under whose supervision these
clubs have been arranged. They aim to make the
girls financially independent.)
536 Bees: Do all the work of
the successful hive of bees for a season and know
the habits of honey bees.
537 Animals: Demonstrate the
nature and value of some one factor in heredity
or environment in some strain of animals, e.g.,
chickens, dogs. (Effect of health, breeding,
endurance, length of life, color, form or effects
of altered food, exercise, out of doors.)
538 Be a member of a Girls'
Poultry Club and clear at least $10 in one year.
(See note under Garden: Canning Clubs.)
539 Hatch and raise to six
weeks one dozen chickens from fifteen eggs set
under a hen or in an incubator.
540 Distinguish six
varieties of hens, and tell the good and weak
points of each variety.
541 Distinguish six
varieties of cattle, and tell the good and weak
points of each variety.
542 Have a bird bath used by
at least four kinds of wild birds.
543 Identify ten varieties
544 Know songs and calls of
ten diferent wild birds.
545 Keep a list with dates
of all wild birds seen during one season.
546 Record from personal
observation the food of six different wild birds.
547 Identify ten plants by
548 Identify ten plants by