Girl Scout Fun Patch

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Now Girl Scouts can earn a patch while learning about the importance of trees and their impact on clean water.

Nikki Davis

Clean Water Grows on Trees

Earn this fun patch by exploring the various types of trees in your neighborhood and learning how they help save the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

Trees improve the air we breathe and provide habitat and food for birds, mammals, and insects. But did you know that clean water grows on trees?


Step 1

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Step 2

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  • Research your community's history of land use:
    • Is there a legacy of harvesting trees for timber? Mining? Agriculture?
    • How are land use and trees connected?
  • Speak with your county's conservation district manager.
    • How are trees used in stewardship projects throughout your area?
  • Raise awareness about the importance of trees by making a poster or collage that helps educate others.

Take Action

  1. Take a hike! Bring a journal and keep track of all the different tree species you find on your journey.
  2. Develop a skit or education presentation to share with younger Girl Scouts to teach them about the importance of trees.
  3. Plan and coordinate a community tree planting event.
  4. Participate in a volunteer tree planting in your area.

This patch program was created in partnership with the Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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