Cub Scouts are active in ther communities, and, as a part of our service projects for the year, the boys decided that we should do something for our environment. We are developing a community recycling program using tips and information we have gathered from Waste Management, internet recycling education sites, and our state and city government in conjunction with our "Go Green" project. Our aim is to educate the community about the importance of taking action to solve the Global Warming crisis, teach them about and provide them with the tools needed to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and help them learn easy ways that every person can use conserve energy and "Go Green with Cub Scouts"!
We have researched what to recycle and how to do it, ways conserve energy, and other projects that help improve the environment. We have contacted a local fabricator to build receptacles for use in the collection of recyclable materials. We have also contacted our local recycling centers to help us decide what items to collect for recycling. We have developed a drop-off site for recyclables, and we have planned the pick up and delivery of those collected materials. We have formed an advertising campaign to inform the community about our recycling program, and we are planning a community wide "Go Green Day" where Cub Scouts will show how the people of our town can help go green, conserve energy, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and how they can help us make a difference in our environment for future generations. To go along with the recycling program, we have started collecting old cell phones and printer ink jet cartridges for recycling, as well as clothing, coats, baby needs, etc. that can be given to the needy and reused. We are planning an edible garden at our Scout Hut to teach the importance of sustainable food sources, and we are planning to build a wildlife habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, insects, frogs, toads, etc. in the city Nature Park, which we adopted last year. We are searching for other ways we can help the environment, and we are adding new projects to "Cub Scouts Go Green" all the time.