Tree planting has been a long standing tradition of Scouting within Longs Peak Council BSA.
For 25 years starting in 1990, Scouts from Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska helped replant thousands and thousands of trees at Fort Robinson near Crawford, NE. This area was destroyed by fire in 1989.
Upon completion of the Fort Robinson project, Scouts began serving in a new tree plant at Chadron State Park located 10 miles south of Chadron, Nebraska.
We will be planting 3000 Ponderous Pine Tree Plugs with better survival rate of up to 93%. The planting will have more emphasis on planting these trees in sheltered and shaded spots to give them the best of
protection. This is why we will be planting fewer trees and taking much more care in doing so.
All Scouts will be able to earn the SOAR Patch for the service of 3 hours and receive the Chadron State Park Tree Plant Patch.
As in the past camping will be free to all who attend and there will be a Saturday evening meal served to all that participate.
There are limited cabin rentals for those that may want them. The only other option is to motel it in Chadron, NE. Information on Chadron State Park can be found on outdoornebraska.ne.gov web page.
Contact Jim Schmitt: