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Scout education

A spiral of rainbow-colored tick removal keys (a tear-drop-shaped piece of metal with a smaller inner tear-drop-shaped hole).

We are happy to work with local scouting troops, particulary for tick education. Our Public Health Education and Outreach Officer, Rachel, has a Youth Protection Training certification and is a Merit Badge Counselor for Insect Study for Boy Scouts of America. Rachel has also worked with several local Girl Scout troops, from Daisies to Cadettes.

Presentations are customized for the age group and interests of the scouts, and interactive activities are always included. Presentations can be arranged for groups during regular scouting meetings, or meeting at a trail head in San Mateo County on weekends.

Scouts and adults will receive tick removal keys as part of the outreach presentation.

Also available to scout groups are presentations and activities about the mosquito life cycle and how scouts can play an important role in keeping their neighborhoods mosquito-free.

You can reach out to Rachel at to schedule a presentation.



Page last reviewed: September 20, 2023

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