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Nature deficit disorder? Try summer camp

Nature deficit disorder is a term Richard Louv coined in his magnificent book Last Child in the Woods and refers to the trend that children are less connected to nature, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. It turns out that summer camp is a great antidote for nature deficit disorder. I want to [...]

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What is a land trust or land conservancy?

Learn what a land trust, or land conservancy, is and how they can help you protect and preserve scout camps and other outdoor camps for kids. This video from LandChoices, features Tom Bailey, the executive director of Little Traverse Conservancy in Harbor Springs, Michigan. We hope it helps you understand these sometimes confusing terms.   A land trust, [...]

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Want to protect Scout land? Conservation easements are one way

If you are looking to protect Scout land, conservation easements, also known as “land preservation agreements” and “conservation agreements”, are an effective tool. This video from LandChoices features our friend Tom Bailey, Executive Director of the Little Traverse Conservancy in Harbor Springs, Michigan, explaining protecting land with a conservation easement. A conservation easement is a [...]

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