Archive for Friday, April 25, 2008

Scouts to celebrate Arbor Day with tree-planting

April 25, 2008

As part of the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Scouting in Lansing, Cub Scout Pack 3165 is preparing to add a community service event to its list of accomplishments.

The Cub Scouts will participate in the planting of an Arbor Day tree on May 2 at the new Lansing Elementary School on West Mary Street. In addition to the tree-planting, the Cub Scouts will unveil a commemorative plaque recognizing the 50th anniversary of Pack 3165. The tree-planting will not only advance the Scouting principle of conservation, but it will also serve as a living memorial to Cub Scouts and Scout Leaders past, present and future. The event will also support the annual Arbor Day activities required to maintain Lansing's designation as a Tree City USA.

The tree is being provided by the City of Lansing's Tree Board with the support of the Parks and Recreation Department. The memorial plaque has been donated by the Lansing Lions Club, which has served as the chartering organization since the founding of the Cub Scout Pack on Feb. 28, 1958. The Leavenworth-Lansing Nurseries donated the native stone on which the bronze plaque is displayed.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. May 2 at the new Lansing Elementary School. The public is invited, especially those former members and leaders of Cub Scout Pack 3165 and members of the Lansing Lions Club.

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