HARRIS COUNTY — Are you a scout looking for a way to support your local community? Are you a scout leader looking for an outdoors activity for your youth to participate in?

The Harris County Precinct 3 Arbor Day tree planting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in George Bush Park at 10 a.m.

In January 2017, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and Trailmen planted 274 trees in about 45 minutes.

The tree planting event is open to any Girl Scout or Boy Scout group that would like to participate.

The planting is slated to begin at 10 a.m., and participants are asked to arrive early so they can register and receive a containerized hardwood tree to plant.

Scouts (and parents) are asked to bring their own shovels or planting tools and be prepared for wet and muddy ground.

Cub Scouts working on their Tiger rank (1st graders) can achieve My Tiger Jungle adventure #4 by planting a tree, even with help from a parent or guardian. The adventure requirement says, “Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you’ve planted.”

The precinct will have marked locations for each tree.

The precinct asks that scout leaders bring a typed list of the participating scouts. The list needs to have the leader’s name, phone number and mailing address, so the county can mail the certificates.

The event location in George Bush Park is located west of State Highway 6 and Westheimer Road inside the Barker Reservoir. Enter the reservoir on Westheimer Parkway and follow the “Tree Plant” directional signs. The event will be across the street from the Millie Bush Dog Park, located at 16002 Westheimer Parkway, next to the Glen Cheek Education Building.

We’ve included a PDF of the 2019 announcement here (2019 Arbor Day).

Scouts from multiple scouting organizations plant trees during the 2017 Arbor Day tree planting event at George Bush Park. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
Scouts from multiple scouting organizations plant trees during the 2017 Arbor Day tree planting event at George Bush Park. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

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