Scouts Trash the Trash Day is an international Messengers of Peace project for Scouts around the world, where each Scout is challenged to bring a friend or family member along and pick up at least one Kilo (2.2 pounds) of trash each on the first Saturday in May.
The idea for Scouts Trash the Trash Day came from the scouts of Troop 1206 in Helena, Montana after realizing that there are several days throughout the year that Scouts get together and do the same thing on the same day. Days like Jamboree on the Air and Internet, Jamboree on the Trail, Trees for the World, World Neckerchief Day, but there was not a day for Scouts to all get together and clean up their communities. Thus Scouts Trash the Trash Day was started. Scouts are asked to bring a non-scout with them on this day of service in order to double the impact of their trash cleaning effort.
Scouts Trash the Trash Day is about more than just cleaning our planet, it is a day to show the world what Scouting is about, educate individuals about Scouting and recruit new boys, girls and adults into the Scouting movement.
To participate in this day of service, Scout groups are asked to organize their own trash clean up day on May 1, 2021.
See these links for more details about Scouts Trash the Trash https://scoutstrashthetrashday.org/ and Messengers of Peace https://www.scout.org/messengersofpeace
Here are 2 games to encourage scouts to collect as much trash as possible:
Scouts Trash the Trash is a great way to practice Leave No Trace & participate in a conservation project.
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