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Tree Planting at Holy Family November 12, 2016

posted Nov 4, 2016, 7:02 AM by Website Troop433ga

1) Earn service hours,

2) Help two of your leaders complete their Wood Badge "tickets," AND 

3) Earn a very cool hand-made leather "Bigfoot" patch

When:  next Saturday, November 12, from 9:30-2:00.

Where: Holy Family Catholic Church (Meet in the Scout Room if arriving by 9:30, out in the parking lot if arriving after 10AM)

What: As a thank-you to Holy Family Catholic Church, our Troop 433 Chartered Organization, we will be doing a service project to benefit the church. Holy Family has asked us to plant six trees for them.

Bring: Work gloves, glasses or safety glasses, filled water bottle, and a shovel or pick.

Lunch (provided): Pizza and lemonade courtesy of Ted Colebeck of HFCC.

ASM Lee Miller will be teaching a short course on "Leave No Trace" before our service project.  Scouts who attend the training course will earn the leather Bigfoot patch.  (Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a creature famous for "leaving no trace" of his presence in the forests of North America).

Meet in the Scout Room at 9:30AM for the Leave No Trace training.

Tree Planting Details for Ted Colebeck of Holy Family...


We will be planting 6 maple trees by the east parking lots. The trees will be about 2.5 inches in diameter. That equates to about a 2 to 2.5 foot root ball. We plan on pre-watering the area so we won’t need jack hammers. I think we should be able to complete the project in 3 to 4 hours.

Start: 10:00 {note: Arrive by 9:30 for pre-project "leave no trace" session in scout room}

Lunch: 12:00

Stop: 2:00


Scouts should bring gloves, glasses, water and a shovel or pick if they have one at home.  We have a supply and can back fill. We also have a wheelbarrow to use. I’ll supply the pizza and lemonade. 


Scott Lovell,
Nov 6, 2016, 4:43 PM