27 February 2018, Sierra Madre Mountains, Siniloan, Laguna. On 27 February 2018, FEED was very happily surprised to receive news from the latest updates from the USA Girls Scouts Overseas Manila and Cub Scouts Pack 351 Manila on the successful progress of their find raiser, resulting in 4,575 indigenous native trees replanted in the Sierra Madre Mountains thanks to the generosity of those who supported the Scouts7 campaign.
Trekking through sandy slopes, persistent rains and the possibility of jumping leeches, the majority of the Girl & Cub Scouts of Manila who showed up on site – totalling 90 International School Manila children – were so enthusiastic, positive and jovial at the idea of being able to walk in ankle deep mud.
The rains are actually the best time to plant, as this lowers the costs of maintenance to ensure at least 85% survival of species planted in the forest. Such amenable drizzles and showers enable the freshwaters to be retained in our mountains during this season in our ridges, and for these waters to be released gradually during the dry season down to the lowlands and even reef, ergo “Ridge to Reef” or “Sea to Summit” planting typically coined for these activities.
These Grade 3 elementary school kids were so impressive in their enthusiasm, seriousness and commitment to planting, that one of the Forest Guards said: “We too had so much fun, we had no idea how aware these kids were (are) and from where they obtain their knowledge, but they are truly impressive – more so than some adults who plant with us, as the kids got so immersed in the soil!”
The scouts were accompanied by their chaperones, and in some cases, friends and families, to ensure the assembly of 1,000 seedlings produced for future plantings; and 1,500 native trees planted on the formerly logged areas of the Laguna Quezon Land grant, a near 10,000 hectare sprawling mountain forest managed FEED’s Living Legacy Partner the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The remaining 2,075 trees are being planted in Site 3
During the scouts’ fundraising efforts around one month prior, the initial order go seedlings was 500, but due to the enthusiasm and well-informed efforts of the scouts, they were able to raise money for the 4,575 trees they restored to their natural habitat:
- Site 1: 1 min trek from base camp: 1,500 Native Philippine Trees;
- Site 2: 5 min trek from base camp: Nursery Development – 1,000 Seedlings produced for additional out planting at Site 3;
- Site 3: 45 mins trek, 1.5 km up the ridge: Where 2,075 trees will be planted this week until March 3rd, contingent on our foresters & forest guards’ schedules*.
GPS Coordinates of Sites Planted (Remote Monitoring)
- 14°29’22.62N 121°30’54.51E
- 14°29’22.46N 121°30’56.65E
- 14°29’21.26N 121°30’57.04E
- 14°29’20.65N 121°30’54.74E
- 14°29’15.94N 121°30’51.17E
- 14°29’17.41N 121°30’51.06E
- 14°29’17.75N 121°30’51.99E
- 14°29’16.03N 121°30’52.67E
Thank you USA Girl Scouts Overseas Manila for being such amazing Eco-Warriors!
|#||Full Name||#||Full Name|
|1||Katherine Anne Griffiths||51||Isabelle Leber|
|2||Amara Eve Aitken||52||Isabella Hu|
|3||Michika Huang||53||Caroline Bean|
|4||Emma Young||54||Dipasha Raj|
|5||Summer Covington-Chen||55||Anna Russell|
|6||Ananya Pilani||56||Valentina Recalde Torres|
|7||Lilly Grace Kenee||57||Nicole Recalde Torres|
|8||Kalyana Dey||58||Sophia Tan|
|9||Alyvia Mejia||59||Dylan Hahn|
|10||Isabella Sampilo||60||Tiffany Auyeng|
|11||Abigail Wills||61||Carrie Ann “Rainn” Po|
|12||Veronica Kurtic||62||Sarah Russell|
|13||Madison Wuu||63||Rain Lazaro|
|14||Maja Andrysiak||64||Sally Nightingale|
|15||Carrilyn Pesengco||65||Katya Cabrera|
|16||Chloe Andrysiak||66||Emily Hoban|
|17||Zandile Ketting||67||Hope Denton|
|18||Kiyoko Dey||68||Orla Kottegoda-Breden|
|19||Mei Camille Benedicto||69||Lara Nath|
|20||Kiho Kasai||70||Rafaela Infante|
|21||Lia Graffagnino||71||Lillie Avery|
|22||Chihana Yoneshima||72||Mia Avery|
|23||Mia “Amelia” Sampilo||73||Anne Breuhaus|
|24||Cameron Tolhurst||74||Reet Sapra|
|25||Seija Strange||75||Aishena Catabian|
|26||Caitlyn Pesengco||76||Bianca Marie Wenceslao|
|27||Mahlen Panjeti||77||Celine Mai Boongaling|
|28||Emilia Cheung||78||Marcqee Katreyana “Maka” Carpio|
|29||Izabella Carr||79||Leah Bonetti|
|30||Maya Collier||80||Lina Kim|
|31||Laurel Wolfla||81||Cherry Sy|
|32||Syeda Hashimi||82||Ysadora Mariana “Yana” Robles|
|33||Labiba Bhatti||83||Seoyoung Shin|
|34||Zoe Perez||84||Yula Mattea (Eya) Robles|
|35||Ruby Watson||85||Kristalyn Joy “Kristalyn” Hintz|
|36||Alyia Aitken||86||Jane Breuhaus|
|37||Molly Whitehead||87||Mariane Nathalie Boongaling|
|38||Kristy Ng Fong||88||Seo Yul Kim|
|39||Georgia Richardson||89||Min en “Grace” Lau|
|40||Ami Fujimori||90||Abigail Hartzell|
|41||Jolijn Aletta Van Etten||91||Britney Hammer|
|42||Maya Trainor||92||Gretchen Hammer|
|43||Athena M Butcher||93||Samantha Lim|
|44||Miyu Mori||94||Ana Gabriela Infante|
|45||Vivian Pritchard||95||Samantha Mignon|
|46||Paige Miller||96||Katherine Pruss|
|47||Rhea Butcher||97||Laura Salman|
|48||Carolyne Ferb||98||Aoi Tsuchiya|
|49||Eva Collier||99||Kayla Markham|
|50||Victoria Sampilo||100||Aagya Tripathee|
Thank you Cub Scouts Pack 351 Manila for being such great Eco-Warriors!
|#||Scout Names||#||Scout Names|
|1||Henrik Raitzer||11||Oliver Raitzer|
|2||Kenji Panjeti||12||Liam Versantvoort|
|3||Ziyaad Khursheed||13||Veli Riipinen|
|4||Reyansh Tandon||14||Luke Curry|
|5||Arjun Halady||15||Nathan Dupuy|
|6||Jared Freeman||16||Tai Miller|
|7||Ethan Viriri||17||Thijs Versantvoort|
|8||Calum Strange||18||Niko Riipinen|
|9||Landon Markham||19||Leo Bliss|
|10||Geusef Lapada||20||Eli Gustafson|
About Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of America
Charted at International School Manila in Manila, Philippines, the USA Girl Scouts Overseas Manila and Cub Scouts Pack 351 Manila hosts its advocacies at least once a year with the public at large.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas Manila
We’re 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The Boy Scouts of America (the BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. In order to further these outdoor activities, the BSA has four high-adventure bases: Northern Tier (Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario), Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico), Sea Base (Florida), and Summit Bechtel Reserve (West Virginia).
The traditional Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for children ages 7 to 11 years, Boy Scouting for youth ages 11 to 18 and Venturing for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and having completed the 8th grade) through 21. Learning for Life is a non-traditional subsidiary that provides in-school and career education. Beginning in 2018, girls have the opportunity to join Cub Scout dens, and in 2019, programs for older girls will make it possible to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
More Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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