Time needed: 15-30 minutes
Materials needed: 3 feet or more of string
Activity: In your backyard, on a trail, or sidewalk, lay a circle of string at least three feet long next to the walk or path. Look in the circle and count how many things you find living there, like plants or bugs. Which things are there many of? Which are there a few of? Did anything surprise you? If you make a nature circle in another location, what do you think will be different or the same?
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.