Each spring since 1972, thousands of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts have planted trees through the Scoutrees Program. Scoutrees gives all members the opportunity to demonstrate, through action, their concern for the environment. By planting trees, youth learn about the important role trees have in our lives, the critical need for conservation, the huge impact of climate change and how we can do our part to create a better world.
Scouting members plant trees in conservation areas, provincial parks, on crown-lands, and at Scout Camps. Through Scoutrees the youth learn the important role trees play in helping the environment. Trees are planted as windbreaks to help reduce soil erosion from wind and rain, they provide wildlife habitat for birds and other animals, and also beautify our parks and provide shade during warm summer days.
Here are some resources to help your group organize a Scoutrees Fundraising Campaign and Planting Day:
Feel free to check with your local county office to see if they offer a shelterbelt or reforestation program for your area.
For More information about the Scoutrees program and tips to get your group started, contact Steve Lindsay, National Scoutrees Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org