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Patch Work: Endangered Species Get a Boost from Boy Scouts of America

January 10, 2014

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Last summer, the Boy Scouts of America (Scouts) helped raise awareness for America’s endangered species. The Mid-America Council of the Scouts created a patch to identify Scout Troops that participated in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. By creating and wearing the patches, the Scouts helped raise awareness about some of the species the Service works to conserve.

The center patch includes the Columbine Dusky Wing Butterfly (Erynnis lucilius), the American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), and the Colorado Butterfly Plant (Gaura neomexicana var. coloradenis). Surrounding the octagon-shaped patch are six smaller patches of fish and wildlife: Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Whooping Crane (Grus americana), and Gray Wolf (Canis lupus).

A big thank you to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for featuring the 2013 Jamboree patch in their magazine!

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