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Wah-Tut-Ca has one of the most ecologically diverse natural environments of any Scout Camp. It is located between two watersheds and in the transition from the coastal plains to the upper elevations of New Hampshire. Wah-Tut-Ca is rich in archelogical and natural history. It is biologically diverse with hundreds of plant and animal species. The Discovery area is Wah-Tut-Ca’s nature and science center and is noted as one of the finest in the Boy Scouts Of America.
Scouts have the opportunity to explore this land and work on advancement in a hands-on observational program. Discovery has lots of digital photography equipment for Scouts to observe and photograph nature. From the remote controlled submarine, “Dorval I”, to game cameras and spotting scopes, you will have a unique opportunity to discover “what is over there”.
The program includes daily hikes to some of Wah-Tut-Ca’s most interesting features. You can explore “the Smuggler’s Caves, examine the “Standing Stone”, look for life in the“Hosmer A. Vernal pool”, dig in the ruins of the Swain Farm and travel to Wah-Tut-Ca’s outer boundaries at “The Edge Of The Universe”. At the Discovery area you can eagerly search for what is over there.
Rank Requirements: Tenderfoot 11, Second Class 2, 5, 6, and First Class 6
Merit Badges: Archaeology, Bird Study, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Oceanography, Soli and Water Conservation, Space Exploration, Weather
Other: Troop Conservation Award, World Conservation Award, Leave No Trace.