Venue Lough Dan scout campsite & Eco-park
Dates 2nd-3rd September
Cost Nil all costs bourn by Lough Dan
Participants Any one with a genuine interest or expertise in eco-scouting
Applications of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year Lough Dan launched as the world’s first scout eco park a place where sustainable management and environmental education go hand in hand with traditional scout activities. The reaction has been fantastic and we feel scouting can do more.
Unlike Donald Trump even the youngest Beavers doing our eco-base activities can see the world has major problems not only with co2 emissions, global warming and climate change but with habitat decline, species decline and waste. While contact with nature is only one aspect in forming a young person’s eco-strategy at Lough Dan we believe there is a real link between contact with nature and becoming environmentally aware and caring for the planet.
Our scout eco-park is a palace where nature and nurture meet
On the first weekend of September we are holding a Free seminar In Lough Dan to see if we can put together a coherent eco-scouting resource for scouting Ireland. This might include:
Pulling together the recourses that already exist
Rolling out the eco-park concept to all our campsites and facilities,
Setting up a Green Den or Green flag initiative,
Looking at ways to help the Irish contingent to the WSJ in 2019 to be carbon neutral.
Setting up future forest areas on the campsites.
Helping leaders understand the importance of genuine Outdoor Education that is based on the Scout Method for all age groups so that our programmes create lots of opportunities for real world learning.
Looking at all sorts of ways to reconnect kids of all ages with nature.
If you think you have something to offer and would like to participate in our eco-scouting seminar send me your details and areas of interest/expertise.