Prepared. For Life.
Guy Miller Tree Plant is a program designed to encourage Scouts in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington to become more involved with tree planting as part of their community service projects. This program offers a hands-on learning experience to Scouts of all ages, and teaches the value of maintaining our environment and green spaces. Over the past three decades, over 63,500 Scouts have participated in over 1,500 tree plants. During this same time, well over two million seedlings have been planted.
Who Can Participate
Anyone, sign up as an individual or as a unit. (Must bring supervision) This is a great opportunity for scouts to get involved with service projects within your local communities. The experience will provide scouts with hands-on activities for renewing and understanding the importance of our forests. Scouts can use this experience to qualify as, A Good Turn for America service project.
When are Tree Plants
A typical Scout tree plant event takes place weekends curing the months of December through May.
There are various locations throughout the greater northwest parts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. You are welcome to seek out your own site and still qualify for the segments and ribbon year round. You are not bound to the sites offered but encouraged to participate as a unit.
Sponsored sites will have the following materials prepared for you:
- A site that is prepared for tree planting (planting Christmas trees is not included in this program)
- A person to coordinate planting and demonstrate proper planting techniques
- An average of 10 seedling trees for each youth to plant
- A report with number of trees planted and number of participants (youth and adult)
Community Service Hours
Each participant can earn up to 3-5 hours depending on site.
Leadership is required. Each planting site is sponsored by a continued sponsor who opens and prepares a site for individuals to come out and participate in reforestation. Each sites varies in its accommodations. Youth are required to be accompanied by an adult leader. Check site specific details to ensure you are prepared prior to arriving the day of.
Segments will be available to purchase at the Nor 'west Scout Shop. Scouts can also use this opportunity for credit towards completing a Good Turn For America. For scouts that want to go above and beyond to earn a ribbon; you must set up a time to check out the DVD available to watch with your unit.
Register- List of locations and links to register
Reservations are done solely online. Each site has various accommodation's; be sure to view all the details prior to registering for a specific weekend.