Good For Nature: Scouts Take Action on the Environment.

Good For Nature: Scouts Take Action on the Environment

The Council is announcing an environmental initiative – Good for Nature – “Scouts take action on the environment.” A council task force has been meeting for more than a year to identify ways that Seneca Waterways Council can lead the nation in making even more of a difference in protecting and cleaning up our natural environment. We invite anyone interested in being a part of this to join us on Jan. 22 to learn more about how we can all make an impact as well as offer your own thoughts and ideas.

Check out our Facebook Event page and let us know you’ll be attending. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

QUESTIONS OR TO RSVP:  email or call 585-241-8544!

Background Info:

Our world is facing dramatic changes right now. You don’t have to look far to find adverse impacts from the expansion of humanity on our environment. From the rapid decline of the bee population to the bleaching of the coral reefs, from the increasingly severe weather events across the globe to the catastrophic levels of microplastics in our waterways, from the accelerating species extinctions to the decreasing oxygen levels in our oceans, from the rapidly disappearing Amazon rainforests to the fished out oceans, more needs to be done to help all of humanity understand that these amazing resources that we have inherited are not limitless, and that we are doing unprecedented, and in many cases, irreversible damage to our environment.

For the past 109 years, Boy Scouts of America has been at the forefront of teaching people young and old about the wonders of the natural world and how to be good stewards of the resources provided to us. The breadth of BSA programs to help youth and adult members understand ecology and conservation is considerable. Seventeen (or 10% of all) merit badges focus on ecology and conservation. Eagle Scout projects and unit service projects often have conservation and ecology themes. Units participate in community litter clean-up programs. Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. William T. Hornaday Awards are a series of awards presented by the Boy Scouts of America for service in conservation and ecology. And each of our three Scout Camps have conservation plans and committees.