SCLT Youth Partner Challenge
"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” - David Sobel
Made possible by a grant from the Saluda Community Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.
The SCLT Youth Partner Challenge was designed to help youth ages 5-16 and the adults in their lives appreciate the land and trails that SCLT is seeking to protect.
Have fun exploring greenways, gardens and trails.
Learn and earn a badge and certificate!
Be a part of preserving our area by empowering youth to be a part of its future.
The Challenge Details
We challenge you to explore eight of the following places with SCLT leaders on selected first Saturdays during the year. You can also download and read the educational information for each activity and complete the hikes on your own.
One of the eight activities must be a service project.
Service project options are coordinated with SCLT leaders and take place at the Robinson Community Garden (Kid’s Garden plot), the Moody Homestead, Little Park or Moonshine Park.
Ready to get started? Download your activity log here!
The Beautiful Places to Explore
“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives." -Thomas Berry
More information coming soon for the activities below!
Hike on The Moody Homestead and learn about its history as an old homestead.
How to Complete the Challenge
All activities must be done by youth and their adult partner e.g. parent, grandparent, other family member or youth leader. One adult may participate with up to 5 youth.
Adult partners must accompany and transport youth during scheduled SCLT activities. Adults also earn a badge and certificate.
When you have completed eight activities, send your log to the SCLT office. We will contact you to arrange the presentation of your certificate and patch. Presentations may be made at a SCLT meeting, youth meeting or on the trail.
- Send Log to:
- Saluda Community Land Trust
- PO Box 732
- Saluda, NC 28773
Service work in the Kid's Plot of the Robinson Community Garden
Plant, weed, and/or spread mulch. Kids and adults are always welcome to check out what's in the garden. Corner of Henderson and Poplar Streets. Contact the SCLT office for more information and to plan your service activity.
Hike to Little Bradley Falls
August 4, 2019 2pm
Join Walks in the Woods and prepare to get wet. There are several water crossings and an opportunity to wade in the pool below the falls. Meet at the Saluda Library Parking Lot.
Missing 40 Trail
August 18, 2019 2pm
Join the Walk in the Woods folks for this guided hike. Meet at the Saluda Library Parking Lot.
Join Walks in the Woods and hike to Judd's Peak /Saluda Nature Park
September 1, 2019 2pm
Learn about Madam Phoebie Sullivan and Sullivan's Temple. Meet at the Saluda Library Parking Lot.
Saluda Passage of the Palmetto Trail
September 28, 2019 10am
Learn about African American history in this area. Meet at the Saluda Library Parking Lot.