In order to aid and encourage rural Explorer Scouts to explore and pursue their main interests, a series of highly valuable farm explorer projects has been made available. These are in addition to those previously announced for all Senior Scouts which include: Scout Artist, Scout Craftsman, Scout Artisan, Scout Naturalist, Scout Seaman, Scout Sportsman, Scout Woodsman, Scout Radioman, Scout Journalist, and Scout Citizen.

The Rural Explorer Projects include:

1. Live Stock Explorations.

2. Farm Management Explorations.

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3. Conservation Explorations.

4. Dairy Explorations.

5. Poultry Explorations.

6. Horticulture and Gardening Explorations.

7. Life Work Explorations.

8. Similar opportunities may be developed for Corn Explorations, Cotton Explorations, Citrus Explorations, and Soil Management Explorations.

In each of these there are opportunities to explore by visiting outstanding farms, by meeting outstanding farmers in the field in question, by trying out the "subjects" through experience, by exploring the life work opportunities involved, to get information.

I. Livestock Exploration (5 Out Of 12 Merit Badges)

1. Animal Industry

2. Farm Layout and Building Arrangement

3. Beef Production

4. Hog and Pork Production

5. Sheep Farming

6. Horsemanship

7. Dairying

8. First Aid to Animals

9. Soil Management

10. Grasses and Forage Crops

11. Farm Home and its Planning

12. Blacksmithing

The five should include (1) and (7) and one at least of (3), (4), (5).

II. Farm Management Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Agriculture

2. Bee Keeping

3. Poultry Keeping

4. Salesmanship

5. Farm Home and its Planning

6. Farm Layout and Building Arrangement

7. Farm Records and Bookkeeping

8. Farm Mechanics

9. Soil Management

10. Gardening

11. Forestry

12. Landscape Gardening

The five should include numbers (1) and (7) and at least one of (5), (6) or (9).

III. Conservation Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Soil Management

2. Grasses, Legumes and Forage Crops

3. Conservation

4. Forestry

5. Life Saving

6. Nut Tree Culture

7. Personal Health

8. Physical Development

9. Safety

10. Public Health

11. First Aid

12. Weather

The five should include (1), (3) and (4) and one of (2), (6) or (12).

IV. Dairy Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Dairy Farming

2. Farm Layout and Building Arrangement

3. The Farm Home and its Planning

4. Landscape Gardening

5. Small Grains and Cereal Crops

6. Lorn r arming

7. First Aid to Animals

8. Soil Management

9. Forestry

10. Conservation

11. Public Health

12. Personal Health

The five should include (1) and (2).

V. Poultry Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Poultry Farming

2. Farm Layout and Building Arrangement

3. Farm Home and its Planning

4. Landscape Gardening

5. Agriculture

6. Forestry

7. Conservation

8. Public Health

9. Personal Health

10. Safety

11. First Aid

12. Gardening

The five should include (1), (2) and (3).

VI. Horticulture And Gardening Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Gardening

2. Landscape Gardening

3. Soil Management

4. Forestry

5. Nut Culture

6. Fruit Culture

7. Citrus Fruit Culture

8. Bee Keeping

9. Agriculture

10. Farm Records and Book keeping

11. Botany

12. Weather

The five should include (1), (2), (3).

VII. Life Work Exploration (5 Out Of 12)

1. Journalism

2. Printing

3. Salesmanship

4. Landscape Gardening

5. Carpentry

6. Masonry

7. Plumbing

8. Bookbinding

9. Chemistry

10. Forestry

11. Agriculture

12. Electricity

13. Mining

14. Public Speaking

Any other Merit Badge representing an occupation.

Explorer Scout Service Projects

One very interesting feature of Explorer Scouting is the large number of interesting rural projects which are of the Civic Service type.

A list of suggested projects for Explorers is set forth in Chapter XXIII, "Rural Civic Service."