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Sunset Valley Farm

Equine Boarding Facilities in West Chester, PA

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Scout Programs

Earn Scout Badges in Chester County

Please contact us for more details if you would like to earn scout badges in Chester County.
   

                                           Earn Scout Badges in Chester County                 Get Your Horse Fan Badge at Sunset Valley Farms

Girl Scout Programs




Horse Fan Badge

Horse Fan Badge
 
Horse Fan Badge Program Details at SVF

Junior Girl Scouts are required to do 6 out of the 10 activities listed below to earn a Horse Fan Badge. Sunset Valley Farm provides 5 of 6 requirements, leaving an opportunity for the troop to choose another item and complete it themselves. We incorporate activities 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7; however, if the troop is interested, we can accommodate another activity (additional charge may apply). This badge does not incorporate any riding.
Please download our PDF file to get details about the program.

1. On the Trail - research information about horse facilities in the area
2. Caring for Horses - basic care & grooming of a horse
3. Fashion & Function - discuss the different clothing used for riding
4. Horses Through History - learn about the evolution of the horse & horse anatomy
5. Song of the Horse - research various songs and cowboy ballads about horses
6. Make a Career of Riding - learn about the various careers associated with horses
7. Ease with Equipment - learn about the tack and the basic parts and functions
8. Horse Tales - hear legendary tales about horses
9. Horse Stories - research and read books written about horses

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Horse Rider Badge

Horse Rider Badge
 

Junior Girl Scouts are required to do 6 out of the 10 activities listed below to earn a Horse Rider Badge. This program includes riding activities every visit, performed throughout 5 lessons. The program consists of activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 9.

1. Get Ready to Ride - Learn the correct way to tack up a horse and how to clean the tack
2. Equipment Expert - Know the differences between English & Western tack
3. In Good Form - mounting/dismounting, communication aids for the horse, demonstrate, walk, trot, and stop
4. Clips, Combs & More - examine grooming tools and their uses and how to brush a horse properly
5. Ride-on - learn and perform group skill riding in the arena
6. Horses, Safety & You - learn about horse safety
7. Horse Anatomy - discussion about principal parts of a horse, common horse ailments, and what to do about them
8. New Skills - learn and practice new riding skills
9. Perfect Your form - practice and perfect the forms you already learned
10. Horse Shows - show off your horsemanship with a horse show for your parents & friends

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Water Drop Patch


Water Drop Badge

This new badge was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage girls to become knowledgeable about watersheds and wetlands in their area.

Sunset Valley Farm is proud to be protected by the Brandywine Conservancy.  The Valley Creek runs right through our pasture and provides a home for a wide variety of wildlife, including great blue herons, egrets, snapping turtles, Canada geese, and lots of deer. The creek has natural brown trout, bass, rainbow trout - and have you seen those huge carp under the bridge?

Since our horses drink the creek water, we're very cautious about the environment. So we've created a program to help you earn your Water Drop Badge and learn about the creek.

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Boy Scout Program

Earn your Horsemanship Merit Badge. Check with your Merit Badge Counselor and ask him/her to contact Maria.

Sunset Valley Farms in West Chester, Pennsylvania, features horse boarding packages designed to fit both you and your horse's needs. For additional information about our scout programs, reach out to us today.