1922 Flint Hill Road

Coopersburg, PA 18036

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Girl Scout/Boy Scout  Experience and Badge Options

  

 Badges: Horse Lovers, Metal Work, Forestry,  Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge(in collaboration with Quakertown Large Animal Vet),Farm Mechanics Merit Badge 

Other Group non badge related Options: Please dress for the weather!

 

       Overnight camping for groups up to 25 campers/ scouts and adults bring own tents

  •  Bonfire area weather permitting

  •  Camping in wood lot or on grass area around Greenhouse

  •  Pre-regiaster Scout horse related badge /Ms. Kim 610-462-4215

  •  AM chores- egg collection, feeding chickens and ducks,  assisting       with pony turn out and feeding, feeding calves, goats and sheep        (babies in March and April)

  •  Grooming Belgian Draft horses.

  •  Blacksmith Demonstration on the working forge _separate charge to go to blacksmith - $5.00 extra per person  

  •  Pre-arrange for Metal Work Badge OPTION with Artisan               Blacksmith  Anthony Murphy- 484-288-041

Cost $50 per person for numbers 10 and over depending on desired programs and number of days.  Thank you again for your interest. 

Please call for questions or specialty needs.  610-838-2928

Example of Merit Badge OPTION

  • Boy Scout Horsemanship Merit Badge Requirements

  • 1.Do the following:

    (a)Describe the safety precautions you should take when handling and caring for a horse.

    (b)Describe the fire safety precautions you should take in a barn and around horses.

    2.Name 15 main parts of a horse.

    3.Name four breeds of horses. Explain the special features for which each breed is known.

    4.Describe the symptoms of colic. Name and describe four other horse health problems.

    5.Explain what conformation is and why it is important. Explain the difference between lameness and unsoundness.

    6.Explain the importance of hoof care and why a horse might need to wear shoes.

    7.Demonstrate how to groom a horse, including picking hooves and caring for a horse after a ride.

    8.Explain how to determine what and how much to feed a horse and why the amount and kind of feed are changed according to the activity level and the breed of horse.

    9.Do the following:

    (a)Name 10 parts of the saddle and bridle that you will use, and explain how to care for this equipment.

    (b)how how to properly saddle and bridle a horse.

    (c)Demonstrate how to safely mount and dismount a horse.

    10.Explain and demonstrate how to approach and lead a horse safely from a stall, corral, or field and how to tie the horse securely.

    11.On level ground, continuously do the following movements after safely mounting the horse. Do them correctly, at ease, and in harmony with the horse.

    (a)Walk the horse in a straight line for 60 feet.

    (b)Walk the horse in a half-circle of not more than 16 feet in radius.

    (c) these below are done on longe line for safety

    Trot or jog the horse in a straight line for 60 feet.

    (d)Trot or jog the horse in a half-circle of not more than 30 feet in radius.

    (e)Halt straight.

    (f)Back up straight four paces.

    (g)Halt and dismount.

Contact: Kathleen Fields