One Tree at a Time

We know Girl Scouts  love to make the world a better place and our world would be a better place with more trees!

Along with the Elliot Wildlife Values Project and American Forests, GSUSA is launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative and patch program named The Girl Scout Tree Promise. The Girl Scouts Tree Promise has a mission to plant five million trees, across the country in five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. This will be great for wildlife, and it will help protect the planet from the effects of climate change.

To help Colorado Girl Scouts dive into the Girl Scout Tree Promise, Danielle Ardrey, Conservation and Youth Education Specialist from the Colorado State Forest Service, will lead a hands-on virtual series all about trees. Girl Scouts can attend all events or pick which to attend! Plus,  this series also covers content for Girl Scout badges.

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Poet Tree
September 16, 4- 5 p.m.
People have been writing poems about to honor trees since ancient times. Join us as we collect words to express thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about trees. Learn about different types of poems and express your creativity. This activity can also help with these badges:

  • Juniors – Scribe (Start with a Poem)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Step 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – The Closer You Look
September 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
When was the first time you really stopped and took a close look at a tree? In this session, we will be sharing about our favorite trees and zooming in on a tree in your area. You might be surprised at the new discoveries you will find! This activity also goes well with these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Steps 2 and 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Discover Diversity
September 30,  4 – 5 p.m.
Join us on a journey to discover all the life that trees help support. Our Mission: imagining that we are on a journey to Earth from outer space, we will investigate our own backyards for signs of life. Is this planet devoid or plentiful? This session also supports these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Juniors – Animal Habitats (Investigate an Animal Habitat)

Want to know more about the GSUSA Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program? The Girl Scout Tree Promise is a program developed to protect the planet from the effects of climate change by setting goals to both plant 5 million trees across the country in five years and to protect and honor existing and new trees. Girl Scouts can participate by planting tree(s) and/or exploring SciStarter’s projects for girls, volunteers, and others that deepens their engagement in the Tree Promise and citizen science. More information about the Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program can be found at Girl Scouts Trees – SciStarter.