First ever Thai Scouts Fruit Tree Reforestation Project
Thai Scouts Fruit Tree Reforestation Project as a Messengers of peace’s project.
Thai Scouts Promotion Foundation and 225 volunteers
Fires and deforestation causes the destruction of the world forest. A group of Thai scouts, therefore, raises idea to plant new fruit trees edible for both humans and animals by raising from seeds and dropping from the sky.
The Thai Scouts Promotion Foundation will:
1. collect seeds and saplings that can be consumed by humans or animals, both by donations and by buying at a cheap price. Papaya seeds, for example, are donated by the Thai Airways company. Indian gooseberries are received from the Department of Forestry. Mimosa tree seeds are provided by Chulalongkorn University.
2. request the free usage of airplanes and helicopters from the Department of Royal Rainmaking, to scatter the seeds by air and followed by artificial rain.
3. cooperate with the Department of Forestry and Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plants to locate suitable environments to grow certain types of trees in.
4. cooperate with the Department of Non-Formal Education to prepare the ground operation.
5. raise at least at least 100,000 bahts for the purpose of buying plant seeds and saplings, logistics and transportation, and other costs.
6. cooperate with the Paramotor Scouts Team to bring the seeds and saplings to scatter at the targeted location.
7. conduct research on a suitable process, tree species, and proper preservation of the seeds to reduce damage from worms, insects, squirrels, etc.
8. Participating organizations are:
8.1 Minburi Technical College, Donmuang Technical College, and Samutsongkhram Technical College
8.2 Jiantongpittayakom School , Chaiyaphum
8.3 Office of Non Formal Education at Tak, Samut Songkhram, and Prachinburi
8.4 Kaengkrachan Scout Camp, Petchburi
8.5 Paramotor Scout Club, Minburi
To increase the amount of edible fruit trees for humans and animals, up to at least 100,000 trees within the span of 2 years, such as tamarind, longan, lychee, jackfruit, cassia trees, etc.
Duration of Project
20th May, 2016 – 20th May, 2018
Estimated Budget Usage
Receiving: 100,000 bahts by donations
Costs: 100,000 bahts
Students Technical Colleges 200
Paramotors Scout 10
Ground Coordinators 10
Mission complished with success and expects to see new edible fruit trees in the near future.