This coming spring, 16,000 Scouting members will plant 200,000 trees bringing the total trees planted since 1972 to over 80 million. Planting trees help members learn about the role trees play in our lives, the critical need for conservation, the huge impact of climate change and how we can do our part to create a better world.
Up until the early 1990’s, trees were provided free of charge to Scouts for planting purposes. Now Scout groups must pay an out of pocket expense of $2 on average per tree. Money raised by donating to Scouts Canada, goes toward greater participation from the kids and volunteers as well as securing bigger and better trees for planting. This ensures longer term sustainability!
This is why Osso Electric with other Sonepar Ontario companies is coming together during Energy Saving Week to raise funds towards the Scoutrees program!
Thank you for your contribution!
Facts about Trees
- Trees provide shade during warm summer days
- One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 843 KM
- One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year
- Trees planted as windbreaks help reduce soil erosion from wind and rain
- Trees cool the air temperature, lower noise pollution, and block the wind
- Trees provide wildlife habitat for birds and other animals
- An acre of trees supplies enough oxygen in a year for eighteen people to breathe
About Scouts Canada:
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada. Over 78,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by 24,000+ caring and dedicated volunteers. Scouting has an important role in the lives of today’s youth. Scouting promotes the importance of values such as integrity, honesty, responsibility, patriotism, courtesy, perseverance, cooperation, tolerance, teamwork, leadership and respect for community, nature and spirituality.