Maple Sugar Advanced


Level: 3


  • Have the Maple Sugar Honor.
  • Make at least five taps and boil down at least two quarts of syrup.
  • Collect a leaf and bark from two maples.
  • List two usages of the sugar maple other than maple sugaring.
  • What do you look for in tapping a maple tree?
  • When is the right time to tap a maple tree in the spring?
  • Name the four maples that produce sweet sap.
  • What is the size of the drill bit? (2 sizes)
  • How can sap spoil and how is it like milk?
  • What is the maple sugaring legend?
  • To make one quart of syrup, how many quarts of sap will you need?
  • How can one tell if syrup is ready or near ready during boiling without a thermometer or hydrometer?
  • How did the early settlers become acquainted with maple sugaring?
  • Visit two sugar operations.
  • Use three recipes and display them at Investiture time.
  • Make one pound of maple sugar candy and explain how it was made.
  • What is maple wax on snow?
  • When the sap is yellow and/or moths collect in the buckets, what does that usually mean?

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