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Burlington Area Scoutrees 2016 – April 30


Burlington Area’s Annual Scoutrees tree planting event will be held April 30, 2016.


Each spring since 1972, thousands of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts have planted trees through the Scoutrees Program.  Scoutrees gives all members the opportunity to demonstrate, through action, their concern for the environment. By planting trees, youth learn about the important role trees have 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.



What: Scoutrees 2016.
When: Saturday April 30, 2016 09:30 – 13:00 excluding travel time.
Where: Halton Waste Management Site, Bronte Road north of Hwy 5 / Dundas St.

Use Main Entrance.  Map will be sent out just before.  Follow Halton staff instruction upon arrival

Who: Anyone registered in the current Scouting Year plus siblings, parents and adult volunteers.

There is a limit of 150 participants – no exceptions.  We were full last year – first come first served.

Contact: Scouter Bob Collison – Burlington Area – Event Coordinator

E-Mail: Scouts.RBCE@Cogeco.CA

Phone: 905.332-0461

Sponsors: Region Of Halton – Halton Region Waste Management

Conservation Halton

Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 – Travel / Arrive / Assemble at Site.

09:30 – 10:00 – Opening Ceremony, Planting Education.

10:00 – 11:30 – Tree Planting.

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch.

12:30 – 13:00 – Return Home.

Transport: Personal transportation to be arranged by each Group.  There is lots of parking at the site.
Cost: No cost except your commitment and time to attend.
Food: Tube Steak (Hot Dog) lunch will be supplied along with Water and soft drinks.

Please advise if there are any special requests / issues.

Registration: Sponsors pay all costs.  Therefore we need an official commitment to attend from you.  It is unfair to the Sponsor to commit and then not attend.
Documents: Each Group is responsible for their own forms, First Aid, Medical Documentation etc.  Event Registration Form (below) or equivalent email must be completed and received by the end of the day Monday April 25, 2016.  Scoutrees Pledge Forms are available by contacting Bob Collison and will be supplied when they become available.  Your Group keeps 85% of pledges.  15% to Scouts Canada Foundation to be remitted (cash or cheque) to Bob Collison at the event.
Clothing: Suitable for the weather conditions.  Scout Scarf.
Equipment: All equipment is supplied at the site.  Primarily consisting of gardening tools.
Crest: One crest will be supplied per registered person (Scouting Members first).  Extra crests may be available.
Media It is expected that the media will be in attendance.  It was well covered last year.
Emergency: In an emergency on the site, contact Event Staff or Halton Region Staff.  All contact for 911 etc. MUST be through Halton Region Staff.


To register, download: Scoutrees 2016 – Event Information – Registration Form 2016 V10.00 and contact the event organizer, Bob Collison at Scouts.RBCE@Cogeco.CA.  We have partnered with Halton Region for many years on this and it has become an amazing annual event with plenty of local media coverage.


One small tree was planted by Scouts in 1972. Look at our forest now…we’ve planted over 80 million trees across the country! Few non-government agencies can boast this kind of record!