Caring for the Environment
Today the world is facing many more environmental challenges than when Scouting started; therefore it is crucial to keep the environment central to Scouting and to ensure that Scouts are a positive force for change.
Every year, Scouts across Australia organise and participate in a huge number of environmental activities including erosion prevention works, energy and water saving projects, wildlife monitoring projects, tree plantings and environmental training courses. Many Scout Groups are also involved with national events such as Clean Up Australia Day.
‘A Scout cares for the environment’ will be familiar to all involved in Scouting, as an integral part of our Scout Law and Promise.
Environmental education, an appreciation of nature and the great outdoors, forms an important part of the Scouting program.
The Queensland Branch Environment Education Team assist Youth members to achieve Scouting badges and Leaders to achieve knowledge and skills in running activities to include environmental themes in their programs.