Scouts plant trees to help to reduce carbon emissions

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On Sunday 20th November, our environmentally-conscious Scouts made an effort to tackle climate change in Edinburgh. Some 13 Scouts and 3 Leaders from the 14th Edinburgh North East Group (Northfield Scouts) planted around 150 trees in a Craigentinny Park.

This was done under the guidance of members of Craigentinny Community Council.

Planting a tree is always fun as you get into nature and feel it.

Planting trees is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists.

As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating.

Colin MacDonald, Group Scout Leader said:  “As Scouts, one of our values is to take care of the world and make a positive difference. Therefore we take this issue very seriously and will do all we can to play our part to protect, restore and create. I’m proud of all that our Scouts and Leaders have done. Thank you!”. 

As part of the South East Scotland Scouts Strategy 2022-2025 we are working harder to ensure more sections take part in at least one community impact project per year. We define Community Impact as young people taking action in the service of others, creating positive social change that is of benefit to the communities we are trying to help but also to the young people taking part.

Links to related activity badges on The Scouts website:

Community Impact Staged Activity Badge: Community Impact Staged Activity Badge | Scouts

Activities for Squirrels: Need for seeds | Activities | ScoutsTo grow or not to grow | Activities | Scouts

Beaver Gardener Activity Badge: Gardener Activity Badge | Scouts

Cub Gardener Activity Badge: Cubs Gardener Activity Badge | Scouts

Scouts Forester Activity Badge: Scouts Forester Activity Badge | Scouts