YSPs – Atlantic Region
Dates: April 29th, May 1st, May 6th
Location: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
This Good Turn Week, Atlantic National Youth Spokespeople have teamed up with approximately 200 Scouting youth to help the bees. Groups will be preparing seed packages from coin envelopes, fill them with seeds and decorate them with positive sayings and colourful artwork. Each region will hand out the envelopes on a specific day during Good Turn Week.
“By giving out 1000 envelopes filled with pollinator-friendly flower seeds, we will provide hundreds of bee colonies with the food they need and the pollen we need, to be transported to farms in order to grow crops. Along with the positive impact for the bees, it will also be a rewarding gesture to give out and receive the youth decorated envelopes filled with seeds.” -Emma Comeau, Project Organizer and YSP Atlantic Region Lead
Canada is the fifth largest exporter of agricultural products in the world. Whether it is, apples from NS, potatoes from PEI or wheat from the prairies, we need our bees. Approximately one in every three bites of food we eat is made possible by our bee population. That is an estimated 665 pounds of food per person every year. It is definitely not an exaggeration when someone says ‘without them, we wouldn’t be able to survive’.
On April 29th, the 1st Lantz Scouting Group in Nova Scotia will be going door to door in the communities of Lantz, distributing seed packets from 10am-12pm. On May 1st, the 1st Evergreen Scouting Group from New Brunswick will be handing out seeds at the Feeds n’ Needs Store in Moncton from 5:30pm-6:30pm and on May 4th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. On May 6th, 1st East Royalty Scouting and 1st Macpherson Scouting will be handing out flower seeds. 1st East Royalty Scouting from Prince Edward Island will be giving out seeds at the Malcolm Darrach Centre in Charlottetown, from 9am-12pm. The 1st Macpherson Scouting Group will be handing out their seeds all day to community members at St. James United Church, in St. John`s from 9am-5pm.