Birding instruction and activities were provided to help scouts receive their Bird Study Merit Badge. This one-day program also included a guided tour of the scenic boardwalk through the only old-growth forest in Four Holes Swamp. The image shows scouts observing a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) and a Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus).
By the end of the boardwalk tour, the scouts were able to identify numerous birds by sight and by their call. The cost was $15 per scout and $7 (general admission) per scoutmaster/chaperone.