JAMESTOWN – A group of local cub scouts spent the weekend giving back to mother nature.
Cub Scout Pack 123, with help from the City of Jamestown Parks Manager, planted eight White Pine Trees in Jackson-Taylor Park on Saturday.
Cubmaster Joseph Lang says the project took place in celebration of Arbor Day, an observance where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees worldwide.
“We love doing service projects like these,” said Lang. “Not only are we giving back to the community, we are also giving back to the planet.”
Lang also says the planning effort teaches his scouts patience and respect for hard work.
The trees were donated from the Neighborhood Forest Project, a group that gives trees to kids in hope of sprouting a nationwide planning effort.
Just this year, the project gave away a record 18,500 trees to children in 35 states.
To learn more about the local cub scout pack, or the Allegheny Highlands Council, follow them on Facebook or contact the council at (716) 665-2697.