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Girls Scouts Strike Again

2012 April 10

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout Cadette Troop# 10717 from Florida is at it again.  They are not only talking the green talk, but walking the green walk.

After educating themselves on the possibilities of energy from waste during their ‘Breathe Journey’ stage–a step that they took to connect and take action to earn three leadership awards and to engage in improving the world’s air quality, they are connecting to the outdoors through tree planting.

Recently, the troop organized a planting event to give back to their community in Coral Springs.  Girl Scouts of all ages participated in activities to become Junior Forest Rangers and to earn their legacy naturalist badges.  Over 130 participants took part in a tour of the Coral Springs Community Garden, learned to identify at least 5 different types of trees, and planted a tree –which will be tended to by the girl that planted it for a month.

Why tree planting?

The troop recently uncovered that most kids these days spend close to 7 hours a day connected to electronics and are no longer in tune with nature.  They are wired and tuned into portable electronic devices instead of nature and the environment around them.  The Girl Scouts don’t want to forget everything nature has to offer, and so with a little sweat, planted over 130 trees!

Great job for the next generation of young environmental stewards!

What about you?  Have you unplugged from the electronic highway lately and taken part in some kind of act of environmental stewardship?  Tell us about it!

Yvonne Gonzalez is a SCEP intern with the Air and Radiation Division in Region 5. She is currently pursuing a dual graduate degree at DePaul University.

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23 Responses leave one →
  1. Luke permalink
    April 10, 2012

    Great to see that the youth are talking an active interest in preserving the environment. Keep up the good work girls!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    April 10, 2012

    Great to see that the youth are talking an active interest!!

    Good Work Girls!! =)

  3. April 11, 2012

    I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    April 12, 2012

    Great job scouts!! Tree planting is a very important aspect if you want to preserve and rebuild mother nature!!..Keep up the good work girls!! :)

  5. Peter permalink
    April 12, 2012

    Great job girls!
    I think you should come over to the UK and teach our teens how to respect the nature more. By the way – I’m going to leave the computer desk now to have some nice hours walk in the nature.

  6. Anonymous permalink
    April 13, 2012

    Great post !!! I bookmarked to Digg .

  7. Go Green permalink
    April 16, 2012

    Great job Girl Scouts. Planting trees is a great way to take the initiative. I remember I did this when I was a Girl Scout too!

  8. Dan permalink
    April 16, 2012

    This is awesome. I wish more kids here in Toronto would do this stuff too.

  9. Anonymous permalink
    April 24, 2012

    This post receives a thumbs way up from me.

  10. Anonymous permalink
    May 4, 2012

    thanks for this, it is really impresive

  11. Filip permalink
    May 6, 2012

    Great to see those kids active. Was with scouts by myself and it’s great.

  12. Gaz permalink
    May 11, 2012

    Green Power!!

    Excellent, well done! I’m with Peter, also from the UK, and would like to see more kids here take an interest in nature instead of hoodies and the dreaded xbox!

  13. May 31, 2012

    I’m glad to see that kids are still active these days. Even more happy when it’s scouting, as I was scout myself :)

  14. Anonymous permalink
    May 31, 2012

    wow nice to see young kids still trying to do something good!

  15. Anonymous permalink
    June 1, 2012

    Very great post. I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog content

  16. Anonymous permalink
    June 7, 2012

    Ha, these girls are amazing. They are true role-models for younger generations

  17. Anonymous permalink
    June 11, 2012

    Kudos to the girl scouts. Planting trees and doing service work is what its all about. 130+ trees is great!

  18. Anonymous permalink
    June 13, 2012

    Great to hear! 130 trees and counting!

    good job girls.

  19. Anonymous permalink
    June 15, 2012

    This is a wonderful project and a long term investment to the future and nature. Hope the world gets more greener.

  20. Thomas Webb permalink
    June 25, 2012

    Nice to see the young generation doing good in the local community ;)

  21. June 26, 2012

    These girls do a wonderfull work! “bravo les filles” from a fench scout !

  22. James Emmett permalink
    August 9, 2012

    Go girlscouts! :)

  23. Anonymous permalink
    November 24, 2012

    It’s nice!!!

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