Local Cub Scout Troop Seeks to Earn the World Conservation Award at Darlington

Cub ScoutA local Mahwah Cub Scout troop, seeking to earn the World Conservation Award, visited the Darlington Schoolhouse on Wednesday to learn the Trail Conference’s contributions to environmental conservation at our new headquarters. The Cub Scout World Conservation Award is designed to increase youth awareness about the effect natural resource conservation has on the environment. In order for the scouts to earn this badge, they are required to take part in a conservation project that spotlights nature crafts and water/soil conservation.

The scouts got a tour of the grounds and learned how the native fieldstone from the boiler Cub Scoutroom, as well as on-site trees–both recently cleared by volunteers–will be reused in another fashion during construction. Not only did they learn about the direct conservation work going on outside the building, but they also learned how construction workers are finding ways to save and reuse material inside the Schoolhouse, discarding only those materials that are absolutely unusable.

The scouts became part of our conservation effort as they helped to sort fieldstone into size order. A huge thanks goes out to this troop in helping the Trail Conference conserve resources!

Interested in being part of the conservation effort? We are calling on our volunteers, Trail Conference members, and Mahwah and Bergen County residents to help aid in our endeavors. Join us Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and help sort fieldstone so we can begin to reuse these materials.

About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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