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Barbadian Scouts continue planting Trees for the World

Barbadian Scouts continue planting Trees for the World!

On Saturday, April 23, 2015, hundreds of members of the Barbados Boy Scouts Association participated in a major environmental initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. This activity, appropriately titled for the Scouts, “Trees for the World – Barbados” follows the mandate from the World Scouting body to seek to reforest the world.

The members of the BBSA were joined by ladies from the Girl Guides Association of Barbados in the tree planting exercise and adequately supervised by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture. This is the first national tree planting activity which has brought Scouts together for this reforestation effort, the first in many years.

Chief Commissioner Dr. Nigel Taylor and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Esworth Reid have indicated their pleasure with the youth being engaged in the agricultural sector and declared that very soon Scouts would be heading to Graeme Hall, Christ Church to continue the exercise. One of the objectives as outlined by these two leaders is to have the entire Scotland district re-plante

The Ministry of Agriculture through its departments prepared the area and provided the over 700 fruit trees which were planted. It is expected that the area at Haggatts, St. Andrew will flourish into an orchard in a couple years.

Trees for the World Barbados is only the first in a series of local activities which will fall under the Messenger of Peace worldwide programme. Visit http://Scout.org/messengersofpeace for more information.

Photos of the activity can be viewed at here.     (2016-04-25)


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