Working On Merit

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

Area Boy Scouts will be visiting Auburn Hills’ E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center for Merit Badge Week, March 14th through 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During this week, Mike Mansour, a naturalist at Hawk Woods and also a certified Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor, will guide the scouts through the process of earning any of ten merit badges (scouting has over one hundred).

Mike Mansour, pictured here with scouts, leads groups through the process of earning merit badges
Park Naturalist, Mike Mansour with Scouts on a sunny day in Hawk Woods Nature Center

March 14th – Bird Studies / Citizenship in the World

March 15th – Environmental Science / Fish and Wildlife

March 16th – Forestry / Geology

March 17th – Nature / Plant Science

March 18th – Sustainability/ Weather

Registration fees consist of a 20-pound bag of black oil sunflowers seeds for the wild birds of Hawk Woods Nature Center (That’s a bag for each badge sought).

The Nature Center is located at 3799 Bald Mountain Road in Auburn Hills. For more information and registration go to or call Parks and Recreation at (248) 370-9353.

Remember, Scouts: “Be Prepared” and bring those bags of seed.