Native Tree Planting
We partnered with the local nonprofit Fairfax ReLeaf on Saturday 12/2 from 2-5pm to plant native shrubs (arrowwood viburnum) at the Stringfellow Park & Ride in Centreville, Virginia, USA.
58 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families planted 100 native shrubs (arrowwood viburnum)!!!!
Here are some great reasons to participate in a native tree and shrub planting event:
-all ages & abilities
-Tigers can fulfill the Backyard Jungle requirement 4 "be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood"
-Wolf scouts can complete Council Fire requirement 2 "Work together on a community service project."
-Webelos can complete Into the Woods 4 "Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree,"
-Wolf, Bear & Webelos can complete the last requirement of the World Conservation Award "participate in a den or pack conservation project"
-older siblings who need service learning hours for school are welcome
-you'll feel great afterwards!
Fairfax ReLeaf (http://www.fairfaxreleaf.org/FFR/Index.html) conserves, restores and promote sustainable urban forests in Northern Virginia by restoring large numbers of native trees on public commons land where funding for landscaping is lacking and nothing would otherwise be planted, and educates government and the public about the values and benefits of the urban forest.
Pack 1530's chartering organization is the Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton, VA