Earth Day

How we as Scouts can participate

Scouting & Planting Trees

"Leave this world a little better than when you found it"

– Baden Powell, Founder of Scouting

Scouting is all about Conservation, so this year, I am collaborating with the West Bend Parks & Recreation Department, local parks in our area and a Nursery located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to help get Pack 3782 involved in Earth Day this year.

This week, I will be purchasing 50 trees from the Nursery for our Scouts to plant. As of now, our options appear to be either Lac Lawrann Conservancy or Ridge Run Park. I am currently awaiting to hear back from the Parks Department to see which location works best, but have been assured that we should be able to plant all 50 trees at one location, keeping the Pack together.

Since Earth Day is on a Friday, I am planning for our event to be that Saturday, April 23rd or the following, April 30th. This, of course, is dependent on Mother Nature herself, however as of now, it is looking to be about 62º with a shower or two possible in the morning, so we shouldn't have to worry about snow. More information to follow, after firming up details, however I ask that each of you please keep these dates available so we can teach our Scouts the meaning of Conservation. I am hoping for availability between the hours of 11:00am - 1:00pm timeframe, depending on availability of Department Managers.

That said, I ask that each of you rsvp to me at by this coming Monday the 11th confirming your attendance (letting me know if either day is better than the other) so I can get a headcount. As I said, the 50 trees will cover each boy in the Pack, and with every Scout planting one, I don't see this taking more than one hour.

ALSO NOTE, this activity will cover one of the requirements for the Cub Scout World Conservation Award for the Wolf, Bear & Webelos Scouts. For more information on that, please visit the Scouting Website.

Below: World Conservation Award

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What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
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