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MERIT BADGES & SERVICE PROJECTS

Merit Badges

Boy Scout camps have limited resources. Valley Crest Farm & Preserve offers merit badges that are core to their mission.  Each merit badge is taught by a qualified professional who is passionate about the subject matter. The Preserve offers unique resources that offer Scouts practical, hands-on experiences, so they will come away with a true understanding of the subjects they are learning about.

Merit badges can be scheduled as a private group.

For more information or to schedule please contact us at (908) 238 9696.

Service Projects: Help keep Valley Crest Farm & Preserve looking her best by helping with various service projects, like cleaning up branches and rock, or apple picking.

Orienteering Course: Have your troop or pack visit Valley Crest Farm & Preserve to complete our one-mile onsite orienteering course that was constructed as part of an Eagle Scout project. The course maps are located on the website (link) and can be completed during the day — and for the more advanced Scouts — at night.

If you are interested in hosting a class we have excellent facilities to perform the following merit badges:

Forestry:

Fish and Wildlife Management:

Sustainability: .

Wilderness Survival: 

Nature: 

Soil and Water Conservation:

Eagle Scout & Gold Award Projects

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve is proud to have been the location for several Eagle Scout Projects. We are always interested in working with scouts as they reach their full potential and wish to help us as we grow as an organization. VCF&P offers a wide range of options for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to work on their Eagle Scout and Gold Award projects. Email education@valleycrestfarmnj.org to discuss project ideas and options at VCF&P.

Past Projects:

Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom, Christopher Kiel, Troop 121

Flagpole and Campsite, Andy Kapetanakis, Troop 191

Orienteering course, Luke Bernick, Troop 119

Kestrel Nesting Boxes, Jason Curley , Troop 191

My sons and husband have had the privilege of spending time at Valley Crest to work on Eagle Scout Service Projects over the past several years. The members of the staff who give of their time during these projects have always been supportive of the boys and the projects. Valley Crest is a “children/teen” focused nonprofit farm offering young people ways to learn about nature and the environment as well as give back to the community at the same time. They draw from not only scouting organizations but from school groups to children who are homeschooled. With its forest trails, ponds and streams, it is a pretty and kind place to be.”

                                                         Linda G., Bethlehem Township

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve grows and donates fresh produce to help people in need, maintains its farm and forest for education and recreation, and encourages respect for farms and nature.

Valley Crest Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833 • 908-238-9696 • info@valleycrestfarmnj.org