Scott Robertson

Eagle Tip - A Tree-mendous Honor
By: Posted On: 2011-09-22

 J. Sterling Morton, the founder of the National Arbor Day Foundation once said, "If you seek my monument, look around you." The same could be said of Eagle Scouts; their monument lies in the people they've touched through their leadership, service, and example.


But wouldn't it be great to have a permanent monument to your troop's Eagle Scouts, one that's entirely appropriate to Scouting? Imagine starting a grove of trees at your meeting place (or the local Scout camp or a nearby park), planting a tree each time one of your Scouts becomes an Eagle. Imagine a group of Tenderfoot Scouts walking through that grove 20 years from now, dreaming of the day they too could add their own tree to the collection.


Your local cooperative extension service office or retail nursery should be able to give you more information or help you get started.


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