1st Merrickville Beavers
By Siobhan Ward, Youth Spokesperson, DCC Communication and Edward Tse, Youth Spokesperson
|Who||1st Merrickville Beavers & Cubs|
|What||Planting a butterfly garden outside of the Merrickville Public Library|
|When||April 30-May 1, 2016|
|Where||Outside of the Merrickville Public Library|
|Why||The project impacts the community in a positive way, gives Beavers and Cubs the opportunity to build leadership, teamwork and practical skills, and allows families to sit in the garden and enjoy nature|
|How||With support from Scouts Canada, RBC and donations from the community, Beavers and Cubs from the 1st Merrickville Group will spend two days building a garden that they will maintain during the summer months|
Good Turn Week is an exciting time for Scouting youth across Canada to give back to their community and perform acts of goodwill.
The 1st Merrickville Beavers & Cubs want to brighten up their community with their Good Turn Week project. On April 30th and May 1st, 2016, the 1st Merrickville Beavers and Cubs will be building a butterfly garden outside of the Merrickville Public Library, filled with plants and places to sit.
Using community funds from Scouts Canada’s Good Turn Week initiative, the 1st Merrickville group will be spending the weekend building the garden, and plan to maintain it throughout the summer months. This activity will help the Beavers and Cubs in the Group improve their practical and teambuilding skills, all while giving back to their community. After Good Turn Week, everyone in Merrickville can have a place to sit in the garden to enjoy nature.
Of course, this project cannot be completed over the course of one weekend, so the Group will be planning their garden throughout the month of April and will be getting all youth members involved. The 1st Merrickville Scout Group is excited to demonstrate the positive impact they can bring to everyone nearby!