Joint tree planting with Murrumbateman Scouts

S2015-08-30 10.45.50couts from Girrawah Troop and Gungaderra Troop participated in a joint Landcare tree planting day with Scouts from 1st Murrumbateman, planting over 250 trees to provide food and shelter for native species.

On Sunday 30 August, Scouts from the three Troops traveled to a farm north of Murrumbateman and planted native trees and shrubs along a number of ‘corridors’. Once grown, these will link existing pockets of vegetation and allow native species to more easily move through the area.

Under the guidance of a local Landcare group, the Scouts dug holes, planted trees, and installed protective barriers. The 250 trees and shrubs were planted in just under an hour and a half.

August is Scouts in Action Month, which this year focuses on getting Scouts to experience and connect with the natural world.

Birralee Scouts raise money for Cancer Council

Patrol Leaders taking the first fundraising shift.

As part of their Citizenship badge, Birralee Scouts from the Girrawah Troop sold Daffodil Day merchandise at The Marketplace Gungahlin to support the Cancer Council ACT.

12 Scouts manned the fundraising stand outside Coles for two hours, selling merchandise and collecting donations. Over $150 was raised despite the wet weather keeping the shopping crowds away. All money was donated to the Cancer Council ACT to help fund cancer research and patient support.

Many thanks to The Marketplace Gungahlin for allowing us to use their site.

Girrawah Troop meets on Monday nights 7-9pm at the Birralee Scout Hall (5 The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin), and is open to boys and girls 11 to 15 years of age.