Keeping an eye on water quality
Scouts in Japan conduct a water survey once a year, on the nearest Sunday to World Environment Day. Using a specially designed tool, participants take samples of their local water, checking the quality and measuring the changes and any degradation that has occurred.
Each year the number of Scouts that participate increases, and in 2006, around 8,500 citizens, including 12 Scout groups, were involved in the project at 5,000 local sites. This year in 2007, some Scout groups combined their study with recycling and clean-up campaigns, working together with other Scouts in Nepal, Bangladesh and Argentina.